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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 (and Fun!) Spring Activities in Northern Michigan

Now that we have the extra hour of daylight we’ve all been craving (thanks, Spring Forward!), it’s time to make the most of it. Here are 10 free, fun and healthy spring activities in Northern Michigan to keep you moving. Take a Walk Whether or not snow is still on sidewalks, taking a steady walk […]

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6 Winter Trails to Bike

6 Northern Michigan Trails TART’s Chris Gallagher Loves to Bike in Winter Even during the height of tax season, Traverse City CPA Chris Gallagher finds time to enjoy our Northern Michigan trails. (That includes riding his bike to work during our end-of-January snowstorm and freezing temperatures!) Chris joined the TART Trails board in 2014. After which […]

Free Program: FitKids360 Helps Kids and Parents Create Healthy Habits

FitKids360, a free seven-week program, helps educate families about nutrition, exercise and living a healthy lifestyle. Developed in Grand Rapids in 2010, the program is now expanding across the state of Michigan. Thanks to a partnership between Health Net of West Michigan and the Grand Traverse Bay YMCA, the YMCA has hosted the FitKids360 program in Traverse City. […]

“We love how this simple (and free) activity gets us all unplugged, exploring, learning, and more connected to each other and our backyard.”

- Freya Bradford

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Parks and Trails in Michigan

Parks, Campgrounds and Trails from the Department of Natural Resources.

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Help Create a Healthy Work Place

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Designing Healthy Environments at Work (DHEW).

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Mud and Obstacle Runs

A complete list, guide & directory to obstacle races, adventure runs, and mud runs in Michigan.

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Kayak, Canoe, SUP in Michigan

Michigan Association of Paddle Providers can help plan your next paddle.

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Experience the 231

Your Resource to GET OUTDOORS in the 231.

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