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Be Healthy and Happy This Holiday Season

Be Healthy and Happy This Holiday Season

While there are so many things to look forward to during the holidays, many of us enter this season preoccupied with the stress of food, weight, and health.Between Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s, it may seem that platter of holiday cookies just magically...

Brain Health

Brain Health

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Many assume Alzheimer’s disease only effects those of old age, but nearly 200,000 Americans under 65 have early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Another common misconception is that Alzheimer’s is an unavoidable, normal part of...

Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast cancer effects nearly 1 in 8 women (~12.4%) in the United States alone. Every year the month of October is dedicated to spread awareness about this type of cancer and to help the cause, sports teams compete in pink, ribbons are splashed on food and drink...

Boost Your Balance This Fall

Boost Your Balance This Fall

Living a healthy lifestyle is rooted in balance. As seasons change, our lifestyle changes too. Our foods, fitness, and hobbies shift; some shifts help, others hinder. For example, you probably don’t have to try too hard to drink water and stay active in the warmer...

Tune In to Seasonal Eating

Tune In to Seasonal Eating

As seasons change and crops change, so should the food on our plates. In summer, it’s easy to fill smoothies with fruits and the plate with leafy greens. But as the weather cools down, the crisp & refreshing raw foods don’t sound so good anymore, do they? With...

‘Think You Drink’: Healthy swaps for your favorite drinks

‘Think You Drink’: Healthy swaps for your favorite drinks

'Think You Drink': Healthy swaps for your favorite drinks You've likely heard the health saying: "don't drink your calories". You may be surprised to learn how much sugar and calories can be packed in your favorite drinks, and how drinking your calories can affect...

Flu Season

Flu Season

September is Disease Prevention and Awareness month which means it’s time to get familiar with the flu, before it gets you. What Is the Flu? Influenza is a contagious respiratory disease that infects the lungs, throat, and nose. Contrary to what most think, the flu...

Wave Goodbye to Worry

Wave Goodbye to Worry

In general, anxiety shows up more in the body and worry shows up more in the mind. “Worrying is thinking about a potential problem, and anxiety is feeling it in your body.” It is very normal to experience these two responses from time to time, as long as it does not...

Expert: Limit photo-taking pressures on the first day of school

Expert: Limit photo-taking pressures on the first day of school

Expert: Limit photo-taking pressures on the first day of school Having to take the "perfect photo" can add unnecessary stress to the first day of school. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Chances are your Facebook and Instagram feeds have been filled with darling images of kiddos...

How to handle back-to-school stress

How to handle back-to-school stress

If getting the kids ready for back-to-school has you a little on edge, not to worry! 13 is On Your Side with some tips that can help. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - If getting the kids ready for back-to-school has you a little on edge, not to worry! 13 is On Your Side with...

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