Physical Activity

"Physical activity is the wonder drug."
Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Active Transporation

Story: Bike lending program becomes rewarding city asset

residents at bike rackIn Lake City, a program is proving that biking can be much more than transportation. It can also be a community asset that gives residents the chance to be more physically active and healthier. Lake City, with support from a Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) grant that was coordinated through Wabasha County SHIP, launched its Community Bike Program in 2015. Learn more.

Safe Routes to School

Story: Follow the Moose for a Safe Route to School

students walking to school

They’ve been dubbed “Moose Routes,” but they didn’t get that designation because of the wild animals migrating through the area. These biking and walking paths got the name because they provide safe routes for kindergarten through 12th grade students traveling to Moose Lake Community School. Learn more.


Active Schools Minnesota

Story: Esko teacher earns national award for active schools efforts

She earned Minnesota’s Elementary Teacher of the Year award in 2004, Dance Teacher of the Year in 2008 and Middle School Teacher of the Year in 2014.

Cyndee Johnson, a physical education teacher at Esko Public Schools, can now add a national award to that list of accolades. Johnson, known as “CJ” to students and colleagues at Winterquist Elementary School, received the inaugural Let's Move! Active Schools Outstanding Physical Activity Leader (PAL) Award. Esko Public Schools is one of 14 participating in the Active Schools Minnesota Pilot Study. Learn more.


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Updated Friday, April 29, 2016 at 11:59AM