Living in Michigan day-to-day, it can be easy to forget what a beautiful state it truly is and all that it has to offer. Michigan is known for its extensive coastline, more than 11,000 lakes, and eye-catching landscapes, With such riches in your own backyard, why not get outside and enjoy the summer Michigan style? Whether it be swimming, cycling, running, hiking, or anything else you can dream up, you can’t go wrong when you combine healthy living and the great outdoors. Check out http://www.michigan.org/things-to-do/index and scroll down to the “Recreation” header. There you will find activities from hiking to boating to biking with a list of areas and trails by activity, park, region, or county. Other great sources of information are the Michigan Department of Natural Resources http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-10365_36576—,00.html and The Michigan Wildlife Council http://hereformioutdoors.org/. The list of outdoor wellness activities is HUGE and most activities are family friendly. Make sure to wear your fitness device when engaging in outdoor activities to boost your steps while earning points through Go365.
Don’t forget to always stay safe while enjoying the sun by keeping hydrated and wearing sunscreen. For sun smart tips and references, go https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/skin/basic_info/sun-safety.htm.