Health & Wellness Update

Move over Souper Thursdays . . . . here come Thursday Treats!  With warm weather on tap for spring it’s time for a change to something a bit lighter and cooler.  Souper Thursdays will get set aside until next year when cooler temperatures return.  Thursday Treats are all about keeping it healthy with fruit smoothies and yogurt sundaes to start us out.  The Center will continue to follow our tradition of making donations to our favorite charities for the price of a treat.  We have recently added the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan to our list of beloved charities.

It’s also time for the Tuesday Tennies program to return.  When the sun is shining and the temperatures balmy many staff members enjoy a healthy 30 minute walk along our beautiful walkways on Tuesdays here at The Center.  It is common to see more and more neighboring offices joining in on the fun and exercise. 

Many Center staffers are gearing up for big plans this year.   We have some setting their sights on competing in their first Triathlon.   Others have made lifestyle changes geared to better health.  Some are becoming avid daily walkers; others have signed up for Zumba or Spinning classes for the first time.  It’s not uncommon to hear chatter about the office of who is going to be running in the next road race this weekend.  It seems almost everyone is doing something even if it’s just playing with the kids in the backyard.

Here is our quickest & most enjoyed smoothie recipe:

Approx. 1 ½ c of frozen fruit of choice

¼ c Vanilla Yogurt


Making a smoothie is as easy as placing 1 ½ cups of frozen fruit into a blender.  Add the vanilla yogurt and pour milk over the top until it comes to the top of the fruit and yogurt.  Blend.  You can adjust proportions according to your taste preferences!

Don’t forget to put your best foot forward for a healthy springtime season!