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Worksite wellness programs can include nutrition and physical activity components and can improve morale, productivity, increase energy and decrease sick time among employees. Programs often aim to assist employees with smoking cessation, maintaining a healthy weight and preventative screenings for cholesterol, blood pressure, cancer and other conditions. Worksite wellness programs can make for a more productive happier workplace that can boost morale, along with recruitment of new employees. Learn how to make your workplace happier and healthier.

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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