Take a stroll through downtown Lansing, DeWitt or Dimondale, and you might notice a few signs geared specifically toward pedestrians. The signs point walkers to nearby parks, trails or landmarks and include information about how long it takes to get there on foot. A "QR" code provides walking directions via smartphone. (Read More...) (PDF version)
Looking for the best parks and trails in your neighborhood? There's a new resource for that. The Capital Area Health Alliance, in partnership with other local organizations, has published a brochure listing popular parks and trails in the area. (Read More...) (PDF version)
LANSING – For this year's Winter Warm Up and Blues Community Challenge, organizers have set an ambitious goal for the greater Lansing region: Record 250,000 miles of exercise by March 22. (Read More...) (PDF version)
Need help getting active this winter? Stop by the Winter Warm Up Kickoff and Choosing Health Rally at the Lansing Mall this weekend and get connected to local resources for getting moving and staying healthy. (Read More...) (PDF version)
LANSING – The Capital Area Health Alliance (CAHA) today announced the kick-off of their Choosing Health!® Let’s Walk! Initiative by placing Destination Walking Signs in Clinton, Eaton and Ingham counties that feature local attractions and are intended to encourage people to integrate physical activity into their daily routine, simply by walking. Walking manages stress, strengthens the heart, increases stamina, boosts creativity, and, most important, feels good. (Read More...)
Community Event Promotes Health, Fitness WLNX, May 9, 2014
Coverage of our Spring/Summer Choosing Health!® Rally & Free Family Friday on May 2, 2014, at the Gier Community Center was featured on WILX Channel 10 News. For more coverage of the rally, visit the Rally page.
A spring/summer Choosing Health! rally, featuring four components to help folks with healthy lifestyle resources, takes place at 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Hawk Island Park.
Choosing Health! is facilitated by the Capital Area Health Alliance in partnership with Community Partners in Health. The Choosing Healthy! movement is committed to: encouraging physical activity; developing healthy eating habits; preventing substance abuse; and promoting mental health.
The free event will feature healthy lifestyle resources with displays and demonstrations from area programs and retailers; a Kids’ Creation healthy snack contest for children ages 6-13 with prizes for the top contestants, including iPod shuffles; a “free books” fair, where everyone will leave with a free book for summer reading; and “Take a Walk in the Park,” for individuals and teams of all ages on a paved path around the lake at Hawk Island Park (awards for the largest team, most-spirited individual, and best costumes).
Michigan State University football coach Mark Dantonio and his wife, Becky, will attend the events.
Events will take place at the Red Tail Shelter, near the rear of the park. Admission and parking are free.