Managing Chronic Pain

4 Ways to Manage Chronic Pain Without Medication

Chronic pain — pain that lasts three months or more — can make it hard to go about your daily life. Whether it’s lower back pain or a headache that just won’t quit, you may be surprised to know you might not need pain medication to feel better. According to …

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Healthy Families
8 Ideas for Summertime Family Fitness

8 Fun Ideas for Summertime Family Fitness

Summer brings warm weather, blue skies and lots of sunshine. And with many kids on break from school, the summer months offer infinite opportunities for families to get moving. “People are more active in the summer because they’re doing things like yard work, washing cars and playing outside with their …

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Staying Fit
5 Tips for Water Workouts

5 Tips for Water Workouts

As temperatures creep into the triple digits and humidity levels soar, hitting the pool or beach offers some welcome relief from the heat. Not only does getting wet help you feel refreshed, it burns calories to boot – perhaps even more than if you exercised in an air-conditioned gym. Water …

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Staying Healthy on the Course
How to Prevent 3 Common Golf Injuries

How to Prevent 3 Common Golf Injuries

Michigan is great (dare we say perfect?) for the outdoor adventurist. And for many, hitting the course for a round of golf is high up on the list of summertime activities that make Michigan so enjoyable this time of year. Whether you’re a golf newbie or a seasoned veteran, this …

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Staying Fit

How I Stay Active: 6 Health Experts Share Exercise Routines

It feels like summertime in Michigan and it’s almost officially here, which means more people are headed outdoors as a welcome change to their exercise routines. Whether you are a seasoned athlete, a weekend warrior or can’t remember the last time you wore tennis shoes to do something active, this …

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Fitness Advice
hard workouts

Work Out Too Hard? A Trainer’s 7 Tips

The expression “no pain, no gain” is commonly tossed around in fitness circles. Trouble is, consistently pushing yourself too hard in the gym or on the field can come with some serious drawbacks. In addition to making muscles tired and weak, too-tough workouts can increase your risk of injuries. “While …

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Fitness Advice

Is Fitness Testing Right for Me?

Many athletes have questioned if their exercise program was working at some point in their training. Should they be doing more of a particular kind of exercise to enhance their performance? Is there a way they could better achieve the results they desire? From high-performance endurance athletes to weekend warriors …

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Fitness Ideas & Tips

7 Ways to Spring Clean Your Workout

Spring is a time of rebirth and renewal. The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming and you’re slowly beginning to shed layers of clothing. And while many people view the season as a time to declutter, host a garage sale or clean out closets and kitchens, it’s also a …

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Fitness Advice

7 Tips for Weekend Warrior Athletes

The term “weekend warrior” has long held a somewhat negative connotation. It’s meant to describe someone who exercises only on weekends. If you play golf on Saturdays and hit the gym on Sundays, but remained chained to your desk the rest of the week you could fall into this category. …

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Living an Active Lifestyle

5 Tips to Spring Back into Fitness

Now that winter is winding down, you may be itching to get back outside and get moving. With all of the eating, drinking and merry-making from the holidays, your workouts may have taken a backseat. Or maybe you suffered from an injury or got sick. Whatever the reason for your …

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