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Time To Start Gearing Up For The Grand Rapids 5th/3rd River Bank Run

Each Wednesday I co-host the Take Five & Company chat segment with Catherine Behrendt & Stephanie Webb on WZZM13.  Doing that now for almost 3 years, I've had the opportunity to get to know some of the behind the scenes staff at WZZM.

Edd...

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Surprising Health Benefits Of Being In Love

Recently a married friend of mine said, "You know Kim, you really are a lot luckier not being married.  You're better off.  It's easier going through life not having to worry and consider another person...

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flicker/montgomery college
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5 NEW Early Warning Signs For Dementia!

When you think early warning signs for dementia most likely memory loss and forgetfulness are at the top of the list!  But there are other signs that are even more striking and may be a bit easier to spot in an older parent or relative...

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The Sitcom Formula–Chubby Husbands and Skinny Wives are Happier Couples

What is the formula for a long and prosperous marriage? Sitcom marriages frequently feature beautiful women who marry the chubby guy. And that pairing seems to be the secret, according to a recent study. The study found that couples where the woman has a lower BMI than her man are more satisfied than if the situation is reversed.

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Too Many Baby Bottles May Risk Obesity

A new study suggests that obesity can set in by kindergarten when babies use bottles for too long.

It seems that bottle-toting toddlers are courting too many calories...

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Is Sugar Safe To Eat?

Gary Taubes posted a story in the New York Times Magazine blog today questioning the food safety of one of the western diet's most beloved components - sugar.

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Get up! Sitting can kill you…really!

Hey people!  What are you doing right now?

Well, since you're reading this, you are probably sitting...right?

Here's some "happy" news.  

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Take time to hang out with the butterflies, be less stressful and lose weight.
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More Sleep Less Stress Add Up to Weight Loss

Reducing stress and getting the right amount of sleep will help you lose weight.  That's the bottom line of a study done in Portland, Oregon...

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How To Get The Most Out Of Your Workout ( link )

Monday morning.  Another chance to get a fresh start on that resolution to get in better shape.  How many of us start and stop workout programs...

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Your Pet Can Make You Sick

Can your animal give you an ailment? Can your puppy give you a parasite? Can your kitty kill you?

Well, doctors have a pretty good handle on human-infectious animal diseases, but there are still some steps you can take to keep from ever getting sick in the first place...

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Kids' Weight May Be Related To Mom's Work Schedule
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Is Your Job Making Your Kids Fat?

Kids' weight gain may be related to their mom's work schedule.

An American University study seems to indicate that the length of time a mother spends working while raising a child correlates to how many pounds junior is going to pack on...

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Jack Lalanne's 95th Birthday Party
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Fitness Guru Jack LaLanne Dies

Eat well.  Trim down. Pump iron.  It worked for years for 96 year old fitness guru and innovator of "getting healthy", Jack LaLanne.  It was however from complications of pneumonia that claimed Jack Lanne's life over the weekend...

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