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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...
Did you know, nowadays, adults spend more time in their cars than outside? Between commutes to work, picking up and dropping off the kids, and driving to the grocery store, salon or doctor's office—it's not so hard to believe! When you have all these necessary trips to make, who really has time to go outside, just for the fun of it? Read more...

Got Allergies?

Wednesday, 07 June 2017 07:07
Finally, warm weather is upon us! With the changing of seasons though, come allergies. While most welcome the summer season, allergy victims are constantly battling nasal congestion, sneezing and watery, itchy eyes. Read more...
If you're reading this article, chances are a women's retreat is something you're interested in and need. We'll take you through a few highlights, to show you the value and importance of a little time away at the Holistic Health Retreats from KH Counseling Services. Because in this case, a little does go a long way. Read more...
Raging hormones. Bloating. Cramps that make your uterus feel like is falling out ... If periods are a natural part of life, could we at least agree that nature is criminal? From the first period of preteen puberty to the final pause of menopause—and every embarrassing leak, stain and story in between—what exactly is going on? And when do you know if something is wrong? Read more...

Run for the Bling

Wednesday, 01 March 2017 07:50
Races are great avenues for inspiration and motivation to live an active, healthy lifestyle. And sometimes, there's a little extra incentive: The Bling. Read more...
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. Read more...
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