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Workplace Wellness Tips for Northern Michigan Businesses

It’s one thing to practice healthy habits at home where you can fully control the culture. It’s another to carry those habits into a corporate workplace or worksite. But it can be done, and it can be embraced, at any employment location. According to Designing Healthy Environments at Work’s website, when a workplace commits to […]

Spicy Black Bean Soup Recipe from Traverse City’s Dish Cafe

When it’s blistering cold outside, it’s easy to get that “chilled-to-the-bone” feeling. One of the best solutions to stop it? Soup! And The Dish Cafe in downtown Traverse City knows a thing or two about hearty, healthy winter soups that can warm anyone right up. (The cafe’s popular spicy black bean soup recipe is below!) […]

Healthy Winter Breakfast Ideas (Protein Pancakes!) to Fuel Outdoor Activities

Blue skies. Fresh powder. And energy to burn. Sounds like a perfect day to explore the Northern Michigan outdoors. But before you go hiking, skiing or sledding (or another favorite winter activity!), it’s important to fuel your body. Traverse City chef Michelle Rodriguez shares her favorite protein pancakes recipe and more winter breakfast ideas. “Carbohydrates […]

Grand Traverse Bay YMCA is More Than a Gym, It’s a Community

Staying active during winter is essential to leading a healthy lifestyle year-round. And for those blistering cold days that we’re oh-so-familiar with in Northern Michigan, it’s nice to have indoor places to be active. Thanks to the Grand Traverse Bay YMCA, we have three locations in Traverse City that allow just that—Central (at the Civic Center), […]

Healthcare leaders urge full court press on social determinants of health

DETROIT—Healthcare organizations must go beyond pilot programs to truly meet the social needs of vulnerable patients, said leaders speaking Dec. 3 at Modern Healthcare’s Critical Connections: Social Determinants of Health Symposium. “We keep bailing the boat out with a bucket, but sooner or later we’re going to sink,” said Brian Castrucci, CEO of the de […]

Winter Activities in Northern Michigan: Create Your Own Scavenger Hunt

Are you running out of family-friendly activities to keep everyone entertained during the winter? Well, hereʼs a fun one: try a winter scavenger hunt! These Northern Michigan scavenger hunt ideas will get everyone up and out of the house and making memories. Hereʼs a full day of fun laid out for your family. Turn each […]

How Seniors Stay Active During Winter in Northern Michigan

For people with limited mobility, finding exercises that work well for them can be difficult—especially in the snowy months when everything is ice-covered in Northern Michigan. Discover how seniors stay active during winter. Ericca “CC” Hovie is the Traverse City Program Coordinator at the Grand Traverse County Parks and Recreation Senior Center Network. For nine […]

I Want to Be Healthier: Q&A with Traverse City Behavioral Health Specialist Mandy Remai

Are you ready to make a healthy lifestyle change but don’t know where to start? Advice can come from all directions, and it can easily become overwhelming. Here’s a simple solution: Start small. We consult with Traverse City Behavioral Health Specialist Mandy Remai, who works at Munson Healthcare’s Healthy Weight Center and also owns a […]