It’s easy to get all the physical activity you need to be healthy when you build it into your life. That doesn’t mean you have to go to a gym. It means being active during your daily routine: walking or biking to work, school or to go shopping. It also means playing in the park, taking the stairs, participating in sports you enjoy, and knowing where to find great walking and biking trails.
Communities and schools can help make activity easier by adopting active living policies and practices. The city of Grand Rapids has recently made it easier for people to use bicycling for transportation. Learn about their Community Bike Share program.
Healthy Northland supports active living initiatives across northeast Minnesota by providing communities with technical assistance and, in some cases, direct leadership.
A Healthy Northland priority is the support of the Active Arrowhead interactive map. This web based tool shows all of the trails, parks, and facilities where residents and visitors can be active.
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