Healthy Living

Stay motivated

MARQUETTE — Welcome to 2018 everyone! Are you on track for improving your fitness and weight loss goals from your New Year’s Resolution? It can be challenging and difficult to stay motivated. This is particularly true when the results you want seem to take so long to achieve. No matter ...

4 great ways to beat cabin fever

MARQUETTE— Around this time of year, I get a little stir-crazy. The novelty of the snow and cold starts to wear off, and I begin to long for the warm summer air, early sunrises, late evenings, cookouts and bonfires by the lake. Clearly we have quite some time until those days are here. In ...

Optimal health, balance system

MARQUETTE — Today, we are seeing more and more concerns for our health and wellness, as well as an increase in disease. Many factors contribute to this such as toxins, pesticides, stress, heavy metals, GMO’s, lack of sleep, mineral deficiency and on and on. An interesting factor many ...

Translating traditional Chinese medicine for modern day families

MARQUETTE — When researching “natural” treatments for diseases many people will come across the suggestion of acupuncture. Acupuncture is a medical procedure that involves the usage of tiny hair thin sterile needles meticulously placed on pressure points on the body. Acupuncture is one ...

Experience counts at Snyergy Fitness

MARQUETTE — Synergy Fitness of Marquette is comprised of Exercise Physiologists, Licensed Athletic Trainers, Licensed Massage Therapists, and nationally-certified Personal Trainers. Together the staff has over 60 years of experience working with a variety of populations - everything from ...

Crushing our New Year’s resolutions

MARQUETTE — What do you call a gym that is full? January. Yes, the fitness centers are packed, and most are on the “New-Year-new-me” train. The plans are to eliminate anything that doesn’t involve kale and set the alarm clock for early morning workouts. Sound familiar? Maybe ...

Diabetes impact can be devastating

MARQUETTE — Diabetes mellitus is on the rise. We all know someone who has to deal with the potentially devastating effects of this disease. One of the complications of diabetes is cardiovascular disease, increasing risk of heart attacks and strokes. Other complications are neuropathy, kidney ...

New medical fitness, wellness center to open

MARQUETTE — Medical fitness is the collaboration and innovation that occurs when exercise professionals work together with healthcare professionals to improve patient care and enhance the exercise experience. Perform4Life, a division of UP Rehab Services, will be located on the second floor ...

Fitness Family: Women empowering women at PureBody

MARQUETTE — When Kacie Hanford opened PureBody, she did so with the intention of empowering women to lead happier and healthier lives. “Having a group of fierce women that push you, inspire you and hold you accountable is powerful,” said Hanford, PureBody owner and fitness ...

The hidden benefits of H20

Dehydration is a dangerous condition that can cause a host of complications and even prove fatal in severe cases. But as dangerous as dehydration can be, many cases are entirely preventable. The best way to prevent dehydration is to drink enough water. When the body does not take in as much ...

How to improve alertness during the workday

A long workday can be both mentally and physically draining. As a result, office workers and professionals whose jobs are more physically demanding than office work may find themselves less alert at the end of the workday than at the beginning. A loss of alertness as the workday draws to a ...

Marquette hand surgeon receives international recognition

MARQUETTE — A local surgeon has received international recognition for his research on the treatment of a disease that has a big impact in the Upper Peninsula, according to a release from UP Health System-Marquette. Dr. Clayton Peimer is a hand surgeon and has been at the forefront of ...

Protect your joints

Joints play vital roles in the human body, forming the connections between bones and facilitating movement. Damage to the joints can be especially painful, and that damage may result from conditions such as osteoarthritis or gout. While not all joint pain is debilitating, the discomfort of ...

Testing wearable sensors

WASHINGTON (AP) — A next step for smart watches and fitness trackers? Wearable gadgets gave a Stanford University professor an early warning that he was getting sick before he ever felt any symptoms of Lyme disease. Geneticist Michael Snyder never had Lyme's characteristic bulls-eye rash. ...

It’s all good: Any exercise cuts risk of death, study finds

Weekend warriors, take a victory lap. People who pack their workouts into one or two sessions a week lower their risk of dying over roughly the next decade nearly as much as people who exercise more often, new research suggests. Even people who get less exercise than recommended have less ...

Emotions helped through acupuncture

Anxiety. Depression. Grief. Loss. As people, we all experience difficult feelings at some point in our lives. For some of us, these feelings are fleeting. For others these feelings represent everyday experience; day in and day out. If this is you, you may have tried or be currently using talk ...

Changing diet for a better you

As Virginia Woolf said in A Room of One’s Own: “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”   With the new year upon us, a lot of folks are thinking about changing their life for the better, which often means improving one’s diet.  It’s not obvious ...

Don’t forget the sunscreen: It’s not just for summer

During the winter, the sun seems harmless. But even on an overcast day, reflected rays from the snow still cause significant harm. Sunscreens help, but the product labels are confusing. Understanding sunscreens help to demystify their proper use and selection.   There are two kinds of ...

Bring maple to your table

Some foods just seem to evoke the smell, taste and feel of chilly weather months. As a beloved fall and winter flavor, maple syrup can be much more than a breakfast condiment or pancake topping - it can be an impressive way to transform simple, seasonal snacks. For a sweet treat, chef ...

Simple ways to avoid injuries when working out

A desire to live a healthy, active life compels many people to include exercise in their daily routines. Numerous studies have shown that regular workouts that include a combination of strength training and cardiovascular exercise can make bodies less susceptible to injury while reducing a ...