Healthy schools mean healthy futures.
Kids who eat healthier and move more perform better in school. Studies show that healthy kids get better grades, attend school more often and behave better in class. We now know that making time for physical activity and nutrition in school is not a break from academics; it’s an investment in higher academic performance.
Physical Education Guide
To keep your body and brain working the way they should, doctors recommend that kids have at least 60 minutes of activity every day and eat a variety of healthy foods. Knowing how to stay active and which foods you need is part of your overall physical education. You can find plenty of resources online […]
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!) […]
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), […]
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 […]
How to Find the Right Balance of Screen Time for Kids
It’s tough to decide how much screen time for kids is appropriate. Northern Michigan parents share their tips, ideas and struggles. We’ve all read and heard about the studies touting the dangers of too much screen time. However, sometimes it’s necessary to use screens for homework or as a tool to keep kids occupied while […]
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