Category Archive: Health

Sep 18

DTE Foundation Mountain Bike Trail

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Earlier this spring the Potowatomi Mountain Biking Association along with sponsor DTE opened the first of a series of five new mountain bike trails in the Waterloo Recreation Area of Chelsea. Altogether the five trails will combine to cover over 20 miles, with hopes of eventually connecting with the existing Potowatomi Trail. This first trail, …

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Feb 20

Embrace Your Environment

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As the temperatures look to go back into the 30s again next week, it is obvious we are in the thick of winter. Unlike bears however, we do not have the luxury of going into a cave and sleeping for the next few months. We must not only survive, but try to thrive through the …

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Jul 20

Exercise Combats Aging Affects Of Chemotherapy

As if we needed another reason to exercise, research now shows that exercising while going through chemotherapy treatments for cancer can help combat the premature aging that is the usual result. We all know someone or have gone through ourselves a battle with cancer. This usually includes chemotherapy treatments. Though often effective, these treatments tear …

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Apr 18

App Review: Map My Run – Keep Track, Keep Motivated, Keep at it!

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In our new modern tech world, where there is an app for everything, it is sometimes hard to navigate the masses and find one that is right for you. Map My Run is one that I think fits some important criteria. It is free, it is easy to use, and it is effective. Our main …

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Jan 31

The Small Plate Movement

Perception of portion size can affect your sense of satiety.

Smaller plates = smaller portions = smaller waist From his book, Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think, author and the founder of The Small Plate Movement, Brian Wansink could have an extra large affect on your health. Through research, Wansink and his co-authors concluded that “larger packages in grocery stores, larger servings …

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Nov 25

Thanksgiving Day Tips To Keep The Plump Where It Belongs!

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Here are a few reminders to help you make it through the holiday without adding an extra belt notch! This is a repost from last year, but always worth remembering. 1. Do some form of exercise before you eat the big meal. The more intense the workout the better! Remember that exercise will increase your …

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Nov 11

Bounce Back To Health With Trampoline Fitness

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In my continual quest to find more ways to get people moving, I stumbled upon a newer type of fitness class that seems to be gaining some popularity. Trampoline exercise or what is also known as “rebounding” fitness might be worth adding to your arsenal of ways to stay away from being sedentary. There are …

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Aug 08

Made With “Real Sugar!?”

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Even though when watching a baseball game I try my best to ignore the everlasting stream of moronic commercials that come on in between innings, the other night I couldn’t help staring in disbelief at the television. The product being advertised claimed that it was made with “real sugar!” This was actually touted as a …

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Apr 15

Treadmill Desks – Melt Calories While Meeting Deadlines

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Probably the most common excuse I hear from people for their lack of exercise is the absence of time.  “I just don’t have enough time in the day.” Of course the first thought that comes into my hard and fitness minded head is, “you need to make time!” In reality, however, I know that it …

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Mar 02

Chew On This!

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Having gone through ileostomy surgery, it goes without saying that I have a compromised digestive system. One of the more important instructions I was given for maintaining proper disposal of food was to chew for a longer amount of time before swallowing. If I must suffer, you must suffer! Just kidding of course, but in …

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