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Finding ways to work out in the winter

By MSU Extension When the weather gets cold, getting a workout in can become increasingly challenging, and numerous Americans experience weight gain during the winter months. Why? We eat more: people tend to increase consumption of food (especially around the holidays, but also throughout the rest of winter). Generally, we are less physically active. In […]

Hydration is key to healthy body

By: Lindsey Pung-Terry, MSU Extension Drinking water does amazing things for our bodies. Some examples are flushing toxins out, regulating body temperature, lubricating joints, and supporting proper digestion. Each person needs to drink 0.5 to 1 ounce of water per pound of body weight per day to ensure proper hydration. Did you know? Dehydration is […]

Use your slow cooker to your advantage

By Jeannie Nichols MSU extension There are many styles and sizes of slow cookers and all of them can make your life easier. By Jeannie Nichols, Michigan State University Extension Slow cookers are useful kitchen appliances that can make your life easier year-round. Michigan State University Extension offers these advantages of using a slow cooker: Cool cooking – Your […]

Breakfast tips to save time and energy

By Andrea Aguilar, Michigan State University Extension You probably have heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But with so many things to do in the morning, getting ourselves ready for the day, getting the kids ready for school, avoiding traffic and many other reasons, we tend to skip breakfast or simply […]

Why Exercise After Cancer

By Dr. Ed Enriquez DPT Milan Physical Therapy Restorative exercise, both aerobic and resistance exercises, are important for health promotion and quality of life of long-term cancer survivors.  Studies demonstrate that declines in muscle strength and cardiopulmonary function among long-term cancer survivors can be improved through structured exercise. These exercises should progress slowly and accommodate […]

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