Author: A Healthier Michigan

Diabetes-friendly Thanksgiving Ideas

Enjoying food-centered holidays can be challenging for people with diabetes. They might find themselves torn between wanting to enjoy traditional carbohydrate-heavy recipes and trying to eat healthy to keep their blood sugar at a safe level. Stress from this internal tug-of-war can push blood sugar levels even higher. The good...

The Importance of Dads and Other Adults in Modeling Healthy Emotions for Boys

What does it mean to be masculine or manly? For many, it means conforming to stereotypes related to providing, protecting, procreating and not showing your feelings. But being strong all the time often comes with stuffing down anxiety, sadness, weakness and vulnerability. Research shows these habits can lead to negative health outcomes...

Avoid Pumpkin Overload With These 6 Michigan Fall Fruits and Veggies

It’s fall and you know what that means…pumpkin-flavored everything! If you’re not a pumpkin fan, there’s a plentiful variety of fall produce that is also in season. Based on traditional Michigan crop harvest calendars, here are some of the best fruits and veggies to select in the fall: Apples – with varieties...

Eating Healthy on a Budget

The average American spends only 5.2% of disposable income on groceries. Yet, residents in up to 97% of U.S. counties struggle to access healthy food. For many, cost and availability are major factors. Depending on type, brand and season, prices may vary. Luckily, the following foods can accommodate any budget at any...

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