Active Living


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Active living is for everyone. It’s easy to get all the physical activity you need to be healthy when you build it into your daily 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. For you, it may mean standing and stretching during commercial breaks on TV, dancing, stretching, gardening, or cleaning. Chasing after grand children is known to offer active living opportunities, too!

Communities and schools can help make active living easier.

The city of Grand Rapids has made it easier for people to use bicycling for transportation. Learn about their Community Bike Share program.

Both Duluth and Two Harbors have bike businesses that offer ways for people to sell and buy used bikes. 

Many communities have community gardens which offer opportunities to be active, obtain healthy produce and be social. And many schools are incorporating more activity into their classrooms.

In addition, children should be aware of how to walk around in their neighborhood safely. 

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. Healthy Northland supports active living initiatives across northeast Minnesota.

All your bicycling questions answered here.Minnesota by providing communities with technical assistance and, in some cases, direct leadership.



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Active Living Resources

Even during COVID-19, everyone is encouraged to strive to meet physical activity recommendations:

With many local parks and trails closed, streets or roadways may be the only place to walk and bike: 

Guidance for parks and trails: