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May 1, 2013 Lisa Hesse
Body Building & Fitness
A Balancing Act
Having trouble balancing the complexities of your life?  Our yoga writer Lisa Hesse offers her advice for finding that inner equilibrium.  Breathe in the energy, breathe out the stress with just one pose.

January 2, 2013 Melanie Regan, MPT, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan
Warm-Up Tips for Runners in Cold Weather
For Outdoor Athletes everywhere, there is nothing better than getting outside and making the world your gym.  But what happens when winter gets in the way?  See what our Sports Med experts at the DMC have to say about prepping for that outdoor run in their most recent column.

December 19, 2012 Lisa Hesse
Body Building & Fitness
Add Yoga to Your Winter Workout
The weather is cold, snow is on its way, and the roads and trails are less than friendly.  So how do you stay in shape during the winter months?  Lisa Hesse has the answer: Yoga!  Check out our yoga expert's Top 5 Yoga Poses list, and get started immediately.

August 7, 2012 Jed Blanton
Body Building & Fitness
Tune Out and Zone In
If you really want to get the most out of your longer swims, runs, rides, hikes, and even camping, especially when you are out in nature, tune out by leaving the tech toys at home.  Zone in and let the sounds and sites of nature absorb your full attention.

July 30, 2012 Graham Polakoff, MS, ATC, DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan
Body Building & Fitness
Overtraining Syndrome: How to Spot it and How to Avoid it
As summer vacation comes to a close, the preseason training regimens for youth athletes heat up.  However, the strong drive to reach their preseason goals and ready themselves for competition can often lead to overtraining.  Learn how to spot the signs of overtraining and how to avoid it altogether.

July 6, 2012 Jane Frahm, BS, PT, BCIA, PMDB, DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan
Body Building & Fitness
Ideal Water Consumption- Is There a Right Amount?
Everyone knows that eight glasses of water is the "Golden Rule," right?  Well, yes and no.  There is a lot of information out there regarding how much we should drink.

June 18, 2012 Suzanne Schmidt, MPT
Body Building & Fitness
Balance It Out
Balance is defined as a biological system that allows us to both know where our bodies are in the environment and to maintain a desired position.  Normal balance is maintained by the combination of information from the inner ear, senses such as sight and touch, and muscle movement.  Balance is essential because it is the foundation of all movement.

April 30, 2012 DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan's Megan D. Smith, DPT and Alejandro Zavala, DPT
Body Building & Fitness
Exercising Through Life
Exercise is a key component to a healthy lifestyle and, as we age, so should the focus of a well-rounded fitness program.

April 9, 2012 Jason C. Roberts
Body Building & Fitness
Exercise Trend: TRX Suspension Training
TRX Suspension Training is an increasingly popular group class in gyms and studios around the world.  Its versatility, ease of set up, and use and wide variety of exercises make this one of the most effective systems used to build a symmetrically strong body around a powerful core.

February 11, 2011
Fifth Third 10,000 Steps Challenge
10,000 STEPS CHALLENGE KICKS OFF ON VALENTINE'S DAY Free program encourages more heart healthy activity

May 1, 2010
Great Scots!  The Alma Highland Festival will bring out the Scottish in everyone
It's time to kilt it up like a Scotsman.  The 43rd Alma Highland Festival is set to kick off on May 28-30 for a weekend of Scottish celebration and competition.

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