Recent Wellness Articles

Improve your mind, body and spirit.

You may have already heard of Zeal Aerial Fitness in Grand Rapids for their pole dance, silk or hoop workout classes, but did you know they're also now offering something a little different? Launching this mid-August, bungee classes at Zeal are a low impact, high energy class that all people can enjoy. And it sounds like a ton of fun.

Holistic medicine is gaining steam for many who favor nontraditional approaches to healing and wellness. According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), more than 30% of American adults and about 12% of children use health care approaches that may have origins outside of usual Western practice. However, there's still quite a bit of confusion about what holistic medicine really means and includes.

Have you ever considered chiropractic care for your newborn or child?

The pandemic. We're all sick of it. But many of us are also literally sick—with mental health issues compounded by more than a year of isolation, disappointment and pivoting. Kids are no exception. Almost half of parents surveyed (with teens aged 13 – 18) in the 2021 C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health, noticed a new or worsening mental health condition.

In an effort to get to know some of the faces on the frontlines of health care, West Michigan Woman sat down with Karen Kennedy, MD, Family Physician and Primary Care Regional Medical Director at Mercy Health Physician Partners, to learn more about herself and why Mercy Health is seen as an excellent health care provider in West Michigan.

More stories you'll love