Physical Activity

Physical Activity: Communities--Walkability, Active Living and More

Active living strategies and initiatives

Minnesota Obesity Plan
Physical Activity Implementation Strategies for Active Communities

  • Incorporate active living* principles into community comprehensive plans
  • Implement municipal resolutions supporting active living
  • Provide year-round access to and promote physical activity facilities such as parks, trails, recreation areas, recreation facilities, and other facilities
  • Raise awareness of existing policies that inadvertently deter active living opportunities such as zoning requirements and building site guidelines
  • Promote policies and recommendations on age-appropriate play equipment, space and activities for youth, to families, community organizations and child care centers

* Where active living integrates physical activity into daily routines such as walking and biking for transportation or recreation, playing in the park, working in the yard, taking the stairs or using recreation facilities

Learn more about the Minnesota Obesity Plan