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Skip the elevator, take the stairs. Ditch the computer, head to the mall. Some simple steps will boost your metabolism this holiday season.

Published in Wellness

Families are a pillar that holds up our American culture. Families are ecosystems that cooperate and collaborate to accomplish chores, show up to everything on time (thanks, Mom) and contribute to the direction of our nation's future. The question: What makes our families operate? What fuels the fire that keeps the day-to-day activities going smoothly? How do we keep our families happy and healthy?

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Natural remedies and a natural way of life are still new concepts here in the United States. When natural alternatives to medication are mentioned, many still think of witch doctors and brush off the concept as taboo. Yet according to the World Health Organization, 80 percent of the population in some Asian and African countries depend on traditional herbal medicine for primary health care. For many countries, natural solutions are a way of life—and this idea is catching on in the U.S.

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It was spring break this year when I first noticed just how fantastic my friend Maria was looking. Her leg and arm muscles were defined and she was quite slimmer in the mid-section. She looked ... well ... fit!

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Anyone can run a business, but only few are successful. Over 10 years ago Amy Ritsema and Mary Kline joined and founded OnSite Wellness, a workplace wellness company in Grand Rapids. At a time when employers became more conscientious about their employees health, Amy and Mary saw an opportunity and acted upon it.

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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
February 22, 2017

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
February 15, 2017

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

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

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.

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