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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.

A Walk in the City: 5 Northern Michigan Trails You Can Do In Town

In-town trails make it easy to get active in Northern Michigan. Health and fitness experts say that a minimum of 30 minutes of walking a day does everything from lower blood pressure to burn fat. And it just plain makes you feel better. In-town trails are a convenient way to make that happen—over lunch, after […]

Tri Up North Triathlon

Every September, Frankfort’s Bestie Bay welcomes athletes and healthy lifestyle advocates competing in the Tri Up North Triathlon. This year’s race is September 15. Hosted by the Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, the goal of the triathlon is to improve the health and wellness of people in the community. And with two options—a 10-mile event for beginners […]

Benefits of Working Out with Your Dog & Exercise Safety Tips for Your Pup

We know dogs add much to our lives. But studies show they not only make us happy, but also keep us healthy—having a dog in your life darn near guarantees increased activity, lower blood pressure, and elevated moods. Dogs can also be the ultimate motivators too. A long run seems better with a little company. […]

Cootie Catcher Activity

Here’s a fun activity project that promotes movement. Print it as a two-sided document, cut it out, and follow the directions on folding and you’ll have a cootie catcher! 875 Cootie Catcher

“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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