Prevent diabetes with free classes in Duluth

March 6, 2017 Leave your thoughts

If you’re ready to take charge of your health by losing weight and delaying the onset of diabetes, two free classes are beginning in Duluth this month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 3 Americans has prediabetes, and most don’t know it. Prediabetes occurs when blood sugar (glucose) levels are higher than normal, but not... Continue Reading


Students Educate their State Representatives

February 27, 2017 Leave your thoughts

On February 22 three students from Two Harbors High School joined a group from the American Lung Association to lobby at the capitol for stronger tobacco prevention and control. Thank you students! These students were part of the bigger Minnesota Smoke-free Generation Day at the capital. Equipped with stories about how big tobacco targets them, young leaders educated their Representatives... Continue Reading

Community partners offer class to prevent type 2 diabetes

February 13, 2017 Leave your thoughts

A group of community partners in Itasca County have come together to improve health and prevent chronic disease. As a direct result of the collaboration, classes that are proven to help people lose weight and prevent type 2 diabetes are expanding across the county in the coming months. Representatives of Itasca County Public Health, the University of Minnesota Extension, Second... Continue Reading

Be a Leader!

January 24, 2017 Leave your thoughts

You could be the one to make a difference in someone’s life. Do you have personal experience dealing with falls or an ongoing chronic health condition?  Or do you have life experience living with a family member who has fallen or is living with a chronic illness? If yes, the Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging is seeking volunteers or professionals... Continue Reading

Turn a Walking Goal into Real Pleasure for the New Year

December 28, 2016 Leave your thoughts

Does walking give you pleasure? It improves your circulation; it strengthens your bones. It even leads to a longer life. According to author Daniell Ariely, you might still answer “no” to that question because, he claims, pleasure is usually thought of as momentary and usually connects to things like sitting on the beach drinking mojitos. “The interesting thing is if... Continue Reading

Make a healthy commitment this new year

December 23, 2016 Leave your thoughts

Research suggests that just 8 percent of Americans achieve their New Year’s resolutions. This year, if your resolutions involve losing weight, eating healthier or working out more, a free class offered by the in the Northland can help you be one of those successful 8 percent. The Diabetes Prevention Program is a CDC-led, proven lifestyle change program that helps people... Continue Reading

30 Seconds to Safety

December 22, 2016 Leave your thoughts

While we at Healthy Northland promote the health benefits of walking, we also know that, according to the CDC, pedestrians—people who travel by foot, wheelchair, stroller, or similar means—are among the most vulnerable users of the road. No one plans to slip on the ice or get hit by a car. So please take 30 seconds to learn how to... Continue Reading

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