Author:

Alyssa Allen

Alyssa Allen has worked in the communications industry for 20 years, starting as a newspaper reporter and then moving into marketing and public relations. Now, as a writer and editor, she loves to tell stories about interesting people and ideas. You might spot her around Grand Rapids with her husband and two children. They are hard to miss since they all have red hair. When she’s not keeping up with her kids, she enjoys reading, walking around her neighborhood and exploring West Michigan.

Posts from Alyssa Allen

Tips to stay active all winter

Dust off your running shoes and don your jacket—a little physicality is the best way to ward off midwinter miseries.

Help your kids get their Zzz’s

Learn these tips so your little ones get enough rest to thrive in school and beyond.

Boots shopping 101

Top 10 tips from a foot doctor to help you pick the right pair for winter.

Plan a festive, COVID-safe holiday

Avoid the stress by adding these important details to your season's to-do list.

Love your caffeine?

A dietitian unpacks the good and the bad of America's favorite pick-me-up.

A dietitian’s guide to eating out

Follow these 5 tips for a healthy trip to your favorite restaurant.

Worried about your health?

You're not alone. Explore 5 tips from a psychologist on how to cope.

Patient Story

‘It’s such a gift’

A double lung transplant gives new life to a man whose brother died of the same lung disease.

4 things to know about backpacks

Make back-to-school shopping a breeze with these expert tips and tricks.

Patient Story

A new way of life

A retired professor charts a fresh path of plant-based eating—and he feels no need to look back.

Sip your way to a healthier you

You can enjoy many of your favorite drinks when you're looking to hydrate—but water will always command the top spot.

Try these 3 fresh veggies today

A dietitian offers her top tips for preparing these summer favorites.