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Insane Inflatable 5K Grand Rapids Coming to Millennium Park Adds Second Day in Mid-August [Video]

The Insane Inflatable 5K -- a dynamic fun run series comprised of inflatable obstacles -- coming to Grand Rapids at Millennium Park is now on Aug. 15 and 16.

The second day was just added because of local demand.

The 5-kilometer (3.1-mile run) isn’t focused on running. Instead, it's about having fun negotiating oversized inflatable obstacles on a challenging course requiring imagination, creativity and a heaping helping of insanity.

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Five Exercises to Improve Your Heart Health

Experts will tell you that being active and getting 30 minutes of moderate exercise five times a week will improve your health. Active people tend to be fitter and generally enjoy better health.

But if you're concerned about your risk of heart disease due to past issues or a family history, there are ways that exercise can help reduce that risk.

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A Most Excellent Rant About Health Fads [Video]

How long have you been on a diet? You've wrapped yourself, starved yourself, allowed yourself only meat, you've tracked all your food, at some point you've been on a diet that was comparable to a bout of IBS, you may have even electrocuted yourself!

I'm not saying give up. I'm saying if that sounds familiar, you might laugh off a few calories while watching this Jim Gaffigan clip from 'Conan.'

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Hula hoops help battle the bulge!
Hula Hoop time! (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)
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Get Healthy With A Hula Hoop!

According to a study by the University of Wisconsin-La Cross, working out with a good old fashioned hula hoop is the best thing for your waistline! 

Owning one also helps you save some pennies and doesn't require any maintenance

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Kids who play and exercise also do better in school.
Soccer time! (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
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Kids Who Exercise Are Smarter!

Playtime is key for kids who have a lot of energy, but a new study says it is also huge when it comes to a child's brain activity!

According to U.S. News & World Report, kids who exercise regularly also show more self-control.

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Shovel Snow – Burn 10 Calories A Minute

We woke up to an early Christmas present from Mother Nature today...SNOW!  Save yourself a trip to the gym and grab a shovel!

Shovel Snow - Lose Weight!

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