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Spinning through the winter

Spinning through the winter

Spinning through the winter By Kate Mantheicourtesy photo As Northern Michiganders, we’re blessed with miles of open road to bike, not to mention the 23-mile Little Traverse Wheelway that snuggles up to Lake Michigan between Charlevoix and Harbor Spr...

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The power of plants

The power of plants

Dark, rich coffee bubbles and drips in the pot, while fresh chocolate chip cookies cool on the stove, still steaming. You pull soft clean linens, still warm, out of the dryer and fold them neatly. When you’re done, you open the window to let the fres...

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Let's play pickleball!

Let's play pickleball!

Over the last few years, pickleball has been rising in popularity. In fact, pickleball is considered one of the fastest-growing sports in the United States. Even right here in Northern Michigan the sport is booming with enthusiasts.So what exactly is...

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5 reasons to do a triathlon this summer

5 reasons to do a triathlon this summer

5 reasons to do a triathlon this summer By Sarah Lange Triathlons have had a steady gain in popularity. The multi-sport event entered into the Olympics in 2000, and from that publicity, there has been a rise in participation. Nowadays, there are tria...

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Curious about cupping?

Curious about cupping?

Have you heard of the body therapy known as cupping? I would guess most of you just said yes. Cupping has had a large spike in popularity in recent years. This is largely because of the 2016 Olympics where we saw athletes like Michael Phelps sporting...

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Retreat to the trees

Retreat to the trees

Think of a time when you were walking through the woods in beautiful Northern Michigan.Maybe you left your phone in the car and your mind is calm as you observe only the sights, scents and sounds of being surrounded by trees. You take in a deep breat...

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Sweep away the winter blues

Sweep away the winter blues

As much as we enjoy Northern Michigan, the winter months can be long. Finding activities to help pass the cold, long nights are almost as necessary for survival as warmth, food and hot cocoa.Some choose to ice fish, others ski, some snowshoe. There’s...

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Finding relief from pain

Finding relief from pain

By Sarah Lange Most of us have experienced physical pain and can relate to the urgent need for a solution. Yet navigating pain relief options can be challenging. There is no “one size fits all” approach to treating pain conditions. But the good news ...

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Happy trails!

Happy trails!

Walloon Lake is adventure-friendly on and off the water. The Walloon Lake Trust and Conservancy owns and manages 43 preserves throughout the Walloon Lake Watershed, seven of which are well-developed trail systems.“They are frequented by runners, hike...

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Get 'fresh' on date night

Get 'fresh' on date night

Need a fresh idea for a date? How about “farm” fresh? Not a walk through the fields, though that could happen, this is a farm-to-table dinner date.It involves gourmet recipes made from fresh, local produce and proteins, often presented and described ...

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Dance your way to fitness

Dance your way to fitness

Dance is good for people of all ages who want to stay physically, mentally and socially fit.Judy Wojcik, president of Ballroom Dance of Northern Michigan, says there is even some research which indicates dancing the waltz may be of help to people wit...

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Acupuncture treats body, mind and spirit

Acupuncture treats body, mind and spirit

I’m often asked what acupuncture can treat by curious patients and other health practitioners. If you’ve never experienced acupuncture before, you may not know what it is or what it’s for.Acupuncture is a healing modality that addresses the whole bod...

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Zzzz: For the health of it

Zzzz: For the health of it

We know we need more of it. We read constantly how much it helps our overall health. Doctors and the news keep telling us about its importance but still it eludes us. We need more and consistent sleep! Getting the right amount of uninterrupted sleep ...

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