Unique Local Champions Promote Healthy Eating!

December 16, 2016 Leave your thoughts

When Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) coordinators work in schools or cities or other settings, they often have someone they call “a champion.” These are the key people who are great to work with because they are excited to help make healthy choices easy choices for everyone. They are the ones who say “Yes! Let’s have walking meetings at work,” or... Continue Reading

Go for a Walk

December 12, 2016 Leave your thoughts

Hopefully the message is clear: walking is one of the five best exercises you can do to improve your health according to Harvard Health Publications and many other health experts. Walking will help you maintain a healthy weight, and prevent various conditions like diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure. It will likely help you think better and be more... Continue Reading

NE MN’s Paved Trails: Present and Future

October 17, 2016 Leave your thoughts

Fall isn’t over yet! There will be many more days to hike, bike, and explore. If you prefer doing that on paved trails we have a few to show you:  59 of them, in fact, spanning a total of 550 miles! In 2016 the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (ARDC) conducted an inventory of these paved biking and walking paths in Aitkin, Carlton,... Continue Reading

Prediabetic? Cut Your Risk in Half with FREE Class October 6th

September 20, 2016 Leave your thoughts

Are you at risk for type 2 diabetes? One in three Americans are – take the quiz at DoIHavePrediabetes.org to find out. If you live in the Duluth area, a yearlong lifestyle change program beginning October 6th is being offered free of charge to those with prediabetes. Read on for more information about the condition and the class. To register, Sign up through the Duluth YMCA... Continue Reading

Good News!

September 16, 2016 Leave your thoughts

Minnesota has good news! The share of Minnesota adults considered obese was 26.1 percent last year, compared with a national average of nearly 38 percent. What’s making Minnesota a leader in the fight against obesity? “While it’s impossible to pinpoint a single reason behind the trend, it’s safe to say that community efforts, combined with policy changes and awareness campaigns have... Continue Reading

Prediabetic? What Now?

September 15, 2016 Leave your thoughts

Making lifestyle changes to eat better and exercise can be tough. But there is some really good news. Even a small amount of weight loss can reduce your risk and you don’t have to make changes alone. National Diabetes Prevention Programs and classes across the county are growing to provide people the tools to make significant improvements to their health.... Continue Reading

Prevent type 2 diabetes with free class in Duluth

July 15, 2016 Leave your thoughts

Are you at risk for type 2 diabetes? One in three Americans are – take the quiz at www.DoIHavePrediabetes.org to find out if you are one of them. If you live in the Duluth area, a yearlong lifestyle change program beginning Aug. 2 is being offered free of charge to those with prediabetes. Read on for more information about the condition and... Continue Reading

SHIP Quarterly Update

June 21, 2016 Leave your thoughts

Have you ever wondered, What exactly is Healthy Northland? What do we do? Why do we do it? What are some specific examples of our work? We’re so glad you asked. We’d love to tell you more about us. Check out our quarterly fact sheet on our Statewide Health Improvement Program work here.