Category: A Healthier Michigan

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Avoid Winter Workout Woes with These Safety Tips

  Michigan winters mean snow, ice, freezing temperatures and darker days. Even though staying active during these conditions may not seem ideal, there are many health benefits, both physical and mental, to working out during the winter months. Of course, adding snow and ice to a workout routine presents additional challenges and health...

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Michigan January Bucket List: 10 Healthy Ideas to Make the Most of the New Year

If you live in Michigan, your feelings about January probably depend on whether you love or hate the snow. Snow bunny or hermit, there’s plenty of ways for you to embrace this month and start the year off on a positive note. If you’re making resolutions, make sure they’re achievable. Finding...

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Healthy Holiday Dessert Recipe Roundup

Holiday parties are filled with family, friends and usually a range of desserts from cakes and cookies to ice cream and candy. This holiday season, try a healthy dessert that will satisfy your sweet tooth without the guilt. For example, the no-bake dark chocolate mint snowball treats are easy to prepare...

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Your Holiday Budget Game Plan

A recent survey found that 82 percent of adults in the U.S. find holiday spending stressful. Holiday parties, gift-giving, and the urge to vacation all add up to a less-than-happy bank account. Financial stress can take the joy out of the holiday season, but there are some small steps you can take...

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The Rise in Childhood Diabetes

Diabetes is no longer just a problem for adults. In fact, the disease is being diagnosed in children with even greater frequency today than ever before, and is now considered to be one of the most common chronic diseases in children and adolescents. So how did this happen, and why? The...

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How to Practice Gratitude

How often do you reflect on and give thanks for everything that is good in your life? Turns out, taking the time to practice gratitude not only feels great, it’s actually beneficial to your overall health. Research shows people who have a grateful outlook experience a wide range of health...

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