"Move it in May" is a month-long celebration of active living in Cook County - sponsored by Sawtooth Mountain Clinic, North Shore Health Care Foundation, Health Reform Minnesota, Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation, Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply, Cook County Public Health and Human Services, Superior North Outdoor Center and Sawtooth Outfitters.
In this feature, produced by WTIP in collaboration with Cook County Statewide Health Improvement coordinator Kristin Wharten and Active Living Steering Committee coordinator Hartley Newell-Acero, local educators talk about the importance of regular physical activity during the school day as a means to foster greater academic performance, and we visit Great Expectations Charter School in Grand Marais during a "Ball-A-Vis-X" session - which combines a series of Balance/Auditory/ and Vision eXercises.
As part of the "Get Active Cook County" initiative, individuals and teams are encouraged to register and track activity minutes and miles online, and there are a variety of events happening in May to make getting active easier.
• May 21-26 -- Bike/Walk to Work or School Week, featuring blender bike smoothies for bike commuters provided by Superior North Outdoor Center
• May 25 -- Bike/Walk to Work or School DAY
• May 27 -- Bike ride to Naniboujou sponsored by Superior North Outdoor Center; preregistration requested by May 25 at 387-2186
• May 26 -- Artistic Trails, Creative Hike with landscape painter Neil Sherman; preregister at 612-716-5733
More details and registration to track minutes and miles online are available at www.sawtoothmountainclinic.org -- click on the "MOVE IT" icon. Mileage maps are available for common walking routes. All registered participants are eligible for prizes to be awarded.