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Understanding and Tackling Obesity

We know that obesity is an epidemic. More than one-third of U.S. adults are obese. The statistics are even higher in northeast Michigan. As a community, we need to acknowledge this growing risk, stop ignoring it and make change. We can help people live healthier, more fulfilling lives by encouraging our friends, family and coworkers [...]

By | September 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Understanding and Tackling Obesity

Use Fitness to Get Through Changes in Life

Changes in life can derail your health or changes in life can be used as fuel to improve your health. You decide. One local woman did it both ways. Her story is inspiring. Life changed in 2007 when Sandy Konarzewski, 44, moved away from her home in Michigan to Indiana and later New Mexico for her husband’s [...]

By | May 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Use Fitness to Get Through Changes in Life

Cut the Excuses: Health Just Feels Better

There are many reasons not to exercise and eat healthy. It can be inconvenient to cook, it is hard to make time for fitness and it is just easier to sit on the couch. But these two local women prove that the benefits of living healthy far outweigh the inconveniences along the way. They cut [...]

By | April 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Cut the Excuses: Health Just Feels Better

Good Health is the Best Medical Care of All

Just as the seasons change quickly in the Spring, from snow to sunshine to rain, our health can turn without notice. My 75-year-old father fell recently. He tripped in the dark, hitting the tile floor hard in the middle of the night. The EMTs, along with my mother, took him to the ER in an [...]

By | April 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Good Health is the Best Medical Care of All

How Much Have You Gained?

How much have you gained? What if we all agree to flip the question? Instead of asking our friends how much weight they have lost on their diet or exercise program, let’s ask each other how much we have gained on the journey. Those answers can be enlightening and even colorful. Numbers are just numbers. [...]

By | February 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How Much Have You Gained?

Transformation: From Sick Boy to Superman

If you knew that starting a fitness routine, and sticking with it, could change your entire life and radically improve your future, would you be inspired lace up your shoes and make a plan? I hope so. I invite you to share in the glory of 30 brave men and women in our community who [...]

By | February 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Transformation: From Sick Boy to Superman

Fitness: Luxury vs Lifestyle?

The other day, I was running my kids between their sports practices, still sweating from a workout and chugging my water. A really nice mom said to me that it must be nice to have the “luxury” to workout. I smiled and agreed that working out sure feels good and I could not imagine my [...]

By | January 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fitness: Luxury vs Lifestyle?

The Skinny on Surviving Halloween

Halloween is celebrated with costumes, scary movies, haunted houses, decorating pumpkins and of course candy. Grocery stores are stocking their aisles, bins and every square inch near the check out counters with bags of options. We are tempted at every turn. Let’s dive into the candy (not literally) and make some wise choices this weekend. [...]

By | November 17th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Skinny on Surviving Halloween

Simple Tips for a Healthy Summer

Songs have been written about the lazy days of summer and Pinterest is full of quotes and pictures about living in your flip-flops and soaking up the sun without a care in the world. I agree that summer is short in northern Michigan and we should seize each day from sunrise to sundown. However, lazy [...]

By | August 31st, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Simple Tips for a Healthy Summer

Childhood Obesity: The Elephant in the Room

“What breaks your heart?” For me, the answer is childhood obesity. How do you tackle a cause so broad, vast and seemingly out of control? By writing about it, talking about it and engaging people in discussion about it. You tackle it one day and one conversation at time. You pray for it to catch [...]

By | June 3rd, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Childhood Obesity: The Elephant in the Room