Save

A Community for the Influential & Professional Woman

Wellness

According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer. In the spirit of this year's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, West Michigan Woman's Wine & Wig raised $46,000 to support Susan G. Komen Michigan, American Cancer Society, Gilda's Club Grand Rapids and Van Andel Institute in their fight against breast cancer. Read more...

Best Foods to Fuel Your Workout

Wednesday, 25 October 2017 06:24
When are carbs a woman's best friend? Before a workout, and especially when paired with protein. Myths abound that eating before a workout "undoes" all the physical activity. In reality, eating on an empty stomach could lead to a breakdown of muscle tissue that negatively impacts metabolism. Read more...
Karen Smoots—founder, president, CEO and inventor of TheGreenGloveDryer—is on a mission to keep kids healthy. By drying gloves. Read more...

The Best Times To Give Natural Remedies a Try

Wednesday, 11 October 2017 07:49
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. Read more...

What is Detox, Anyway?

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 11:46
It can be easily argued that our world is becoming more toxic. We are bombarded with pesticide, herbicide and exhaust from our environment. We take prescription medications and other over-the-counter medications, often filled with unnecessary chemicals. We eat food with hormones, artificial additives, colors and other preservatives. A stressful lifestyle can become toxic to us. By the time we get to work, we have been exposed to more than 100 different toxins! Read more...

Striving to Optimize Health and Wellness

Wednesday, 06 September 2017 13:06
"We're trying to create a culture of wellness," said Christine Khamis, PA-C. Dr. Khamis is one of three primary physicians at Strive, a new primary care service powered by Spectrum Health that opened downtown Grand Rapids in July. Strive's care delivery model is unlike any other primary care service in West Michigan—and so are the innovations that come with it. Read more...
The average 9-to-5 workday no longer exists. Work days are lengthening, employees are taking work home, and after-work activities often include watching a movie or TV. As commute times lengthen, we spend more time in the car ... and even vacations can include lounging by the beach or the pool. We sit a lot. Read more...
Studies have shown that when you practice mindfulness over a period of time, it actually creates observable, measurable change in the brain. By the same token, prolonged periods of stress and depression accompany measurable change to a different part of the brain. Read more...

What’s in Your Sunscreen?

Wednesday, 12 July 2017 08:55
West Michigan is a frigid lackluster tundra for nearly half the year. So, it makes sense that we want to spend most of the summer soaking up the sun—just not sunburn, or the risk of developing skin cancer. "Apply and reapply sunscreen," the professionals tell us, "and you won't have anything to worry about." But it's a bit more complicated than that. While ingredients in sunscreen shouldn't be harmful to lungs or internal organs, that's not always the case. Read more...

Let’s Talk About Ticks

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 09:45
Let's talk about ticks. You know ... the tiny, blood-sucking buggers that lie low, clinging to brush and tall grass, just waiting for innocent victims to feed on. It's nothing short of a West Michigan horror story. More seriously, though, ticks carry diseases—specifically, Lyme disease. Read more...
Page 1 of 16

 

Save

 

Save

 

Save