Physical Activity

Physical activity through Michigan State University Extension supports and encourages individuals and communities to adopt healthy lifestyle choices. Staff members work with diverse community audiences to support an increase in physical activity for children, youth, adults and seniors to lead to an improved family diet and increased well-being. 

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  • Chronic back pain

    January 23, 2015 | Gretchen Stelter | Tips for a better night’s sleep.

  • Get outdoors and be active this winter

    January 23, 2015 | Michelle Jarvie | Cold and snow don’t have to be barriers to outdoor, winter exercise.

  • Fit ball activity for classrooms or clubs

    January 15, 2015 | Michelle Neff | It is the new year and many people have a new year’s resolution to stay fit. Sometimes it is hard to find time or ideas to keep you motivated and wanting to work out. Discover a fun hands-on activity to do with kids or adults to get them moving.

  • Staying motivated into the New Year

    January 12, 2015 | Laura Anderson | Healthy eating and physical activity motivation tips.

  • Aging and balance

    January 9, 2015 | Diana Fair | Aging has many benefits, such as having more experience to draw upon when faced with decisions. But growing older also has some down sides, such as increased risk for developing chronic disease and decreased mobility.

  • HOT TOPICThinking about a change? Part 1: Contemplation stage

    January 5, 2015 | Christi Demitz | When you think about changing, you are one step closer to your goal! List the pros and cons to help prepare yourself for change.

  • Traumatic brain injury

    January 5, 2015 | Diana Fair | Have you fallen recently or experienced a blow to your head? You might have a brain injury.

  • Healthy tips for getting fit in 2015 – part 1

    January 3, 2015 | Leatta Byrd | Tips to help you start your year on the healthy track.

  • Keep it active any time of year

    December 23, 2014 | Erin Ross | By moving more and sitting less your child also learns to live in a healthful way.

  • Cultural exercise: Japan radio taiso

    December 19, 2014 | Jan Brinn | When you make your New Year’s resolution to add more exercise to your daily routine, consider making it a cultural experience as well by trying the Japanese radio taiso.

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  • Feeding Mind and Body

    Date: Jan 26, 2015
    Location: Alcona County Library, Harrisville Branch, 312 W. Main St., Harrisville, MI 48740

  • Cooking Matters for Adults

    Date: Jan 30, 2015 - Mar 13, 2015
    Location: 1231 Selden St Detroit, MI 48201

  • Eat Healthy, Be Active

    Date: Feb 24, 2015 - Mar 31, 2015
    Location: MSU Extension, VerKuilen Building, 21885 Dunham Rd., Clinton Twp., MI 48036