Get your free shovel! If you’re willing to help shovel Traverse City sidewalks and intersections this winter, Norte and Northern Building Supply will provide you with a free shovel through the new Clear Path to Health program. Aimed at promoting safety, good health and accessibility during the winter months in Northern Michigan, they’ve expanded last year’s Great Shovel Experiment to encourage […]
Taste the Local Difference can help your workplace become healthier by offering a CSA. Fresh fruits and vegetables delivered to you conveniently at work! Visit TLD to learn more.
MSU Extension strives to provide Michigan worksites with education to promote healthy lifestyles to employees and their families. The programs available focus on improving healthy lifestyle behaviors, reduced risk of chronic diseases, social-emotional health and food safety education. Learn More
Designing Healthy Environments at Work Website Find tools and resources to improve your worksite’s infrastructure to support health, physical activity, healthy eating and tobacco-free lifestyles.The following tools are available to support healthy environments at work: an assessment tool to identify changes your worksite can make to support health; a feedback report with suggestions for improvement; […]
Sharing powerful stories from his anti-obesity project in Huntington, West Virginia — and a shocking image of the sugar we eat — TED Prize winner Jamie Oliver makes the case for an all-out assault on our ignorance of food.
What should a community do with its unused land? Plant food, of course. With energy and humor, Pam Warhurst tells at the TEDSalon the story of how she and a growing team of volunteers came together to turn plots of unused land into communal vegetable gardens, and to change the narrative of food in their […]
This winter, Norte! encourages people to get up, grab a friend and head outside. Their program, Winter Walk Wednesdays (WWW), is a weekly, community-wide celebration of people walking to work, school or just for fun in Traverse City. WWW starts January 11th and goes through March. Norte!—a youth-focused nonprofit dedicated to promoting an active and healthy lifestyle—was […]
Start where you are. It’s a saying we embrace at Shape Up North because it expresses in many ways our mission of helping people achieve and maintain a healthy weight in northern Michigan. First, we love “start where you are” because it encourages everybody, whether they are are 20 pounds over target weight, 50 pounds over […]
Start Biking to Work Once a Week Biking to work may sound like a big commitment, but it doesn’t have to be. Ride once a week on nice days. Ride halfway if you live out of town. Start with a reasonable goal. We talked with Drew Tursma, a Traverse City resident and pediatrician at Grand […]
How to Avoid Hidden Calories During the Holidays During the holidays, even the healthiest eaters splurge on dessert, knowing we’re consuming unnecessary calories. We’re not surprised to hear our 4-ounce slice of red velvet cake has around 400 calories—almost a quarter of the recommended daily calorie intake. But we may be surprised to hear that […]