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Being active can produce long term health benefits. People of all ages, shapes, sizes, and abilities can benefit from being physically active. The more physical activity you do, the greater the health benefits. Choose activities that you enjoy and can do regularly. Fitting activity into a daily routine can be easy — such as taking a brisk 10 minute walk to and from the parking lot or join an exercise class. Keep it interesting by trying something different on alternate days. Every little bit adds up and doing something is better than doing nothing.

10 Healthy Ways to Stay Cool on a Hot Summer Day in Northern Michigan

The sun is hot. The humidity is up. And there are countless fun and healthy ways to enjoy the summer season in Northern Michigan—both inside and out! Here are 10 ways to cool off on a hot summer day. 1. Sprinkler in the Sun Sure, it may not be the fanciest way to keep cool, […]

5 Northern Michigan Blueberry U-Pick Farms with Fresh, Juicy Berries

Bringing your family on a blueberry-picking adventure is fun for everyone. Prime time for blueberries Up North is mid-to-late summer. Are you ready?! Enjoy the healthy activity at these Northern Michigan blueberry U-pick farms, and read ahead for yummy recipes to try at home with your fresh berries. BUCHAN’S BLUEBERRY HILL For more than 100 […]

10 Northern Michigan Summer Activities for Endless Family Fun

Sometimes you just need a little inspiration for summer fun with the kiddos. There are endless opportunities for outdoor fun, so we’ve created this list of 10 healthy and affordable Northern Michigan summer activities to keep your family moving. Stargazing Before the sun goes down, pitch a tent in your backyard—even if it’s a bed […]

Create Your Own Northern Michigan Farmers Market Scavenger Hunt

Head to your favorite Northern Michigan farmers market, and while you’re shopping fresh produce, do a family scavenger hunt! Here’s how to create your own. Imagine walking up to your favorite Northern Michigan farmers market and being given a handout challenging you to some additional fun during your visit. It’s a scavenger hunt! Filled with […]

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Parks and Trails in Michigan

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