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A Community for the Influential & Professional Woman

Workplace wellness programs do more than help employees shed a few pounds. They help employees reduce workplace stress, feel happier, teach work-life balance and financial wellness—and adopt healthy habits for life. The result? Increased workplace productivity, mental health awareness, and an improved ability to handle and manage stress.

Published in Wellness
Wednesday, 22 February 2017 05:58

Vitamin (D)eficient?

If asked, I am sure many would know their cholesterol level, blood pressure and maybe even fasting blood glucose. These are routinely checked and are used for markers to diagnosis disease. What about your vitamin D level? How many know that? Our vitamin D level can also be considered a snapshot to our overall health.

Published in Wellness
Wednesday, 15 February 2017 05:05

Take One for the Team

Do you know a youth basketball player who is committed to teamwork and lives a healthy, active life? He or she could win a once-in-a-lifetime experience for their team at the Detroit Pistons game on March 19, 2017.

Published in Family
Wednesday, 01 February 2017 07:26

Spring Break is Ruined! (Just Kidding.)

In November 2016, the World Health Organization declared that the Zika virus is no longer an international public health emergency. But that doesn't mean mosquitoes are out of the woods on this one. The Zika virus, now classified among other mosquito-born maladies such as malaria and yellow fever, is officially a longer-term problem.

Published in Travel
Wednesday, 11 January 2017 08:47

Are Supplements Necessary?

The new year brings to light many changes for people, including the goal to become healthier. Because of this, I am often asked if taking vitamins and other supplements are necessary. The simple answer? Yes.

Published in Wellness
Wednesday, 14 December 2016 06:15

How to Save 275 Lives

Many women who live in rural Michigan have limited access to breast health services due to lack of transportation—especially during snowy Michigan winters, when driving conditions are difficult. In an effort to drive breast health education and services in rural communities, Komen Michigan recently announced the launch of "Fueling the Cures."

Published in Wellness
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 08:39

Sick of Being Sick?

While considered mostly a nuisance, the common cold's impact is widespread when you factor in the health care costs and lost wages to sick days. An estimated 1 billion colds occur annually. Adults on average get two to three a year, while kids can get up to six.

Published in Wellness
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 10:21

Updates According to Mimi

A hub for the West Michigan food systems. A place for local farmers and food producers to connect with diverse customers. Opportunities for entrepreneurs. Education about farming, food, nutrition and healthy lifestyles.

Published in Profile
Wednesday, 14 September 2016 08:04

Think You're Healthy?

With any relationship, you get to know someone better through consistent communication. Your physician is no different. Visiting your physician annually—especially when you're healthy—allows your physician to get to know you and your health better, enabling him or her to detect health concerns early on.

Published in Wellness

People are becoming increasingly aware of and interested in nutritional supplementation and the role it plays in overall health. Nearly 75 percent of the population takes some type of vitamin or supplement each day. There are literally thousands of brands and products to choose from. I want to emphasize: Not all supplements are created equal. This fact can be rather confusing to people who have been told to take CoQ10, fish oil, or vitamin D. You want to take the supplements to get optimal results. Consumers should look for pharmaceutical-grade or professional-grade supplements.

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