Be Active

Walk. Run. Dance. Play.

Being active involves any physical activity that gets your body moving and your heart rate up, such as walking, running, biking, swimming, dancing, playing sports, or doing household chores. Being active is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle and offers numerous benefits for physical health, mental well-being, and overall quality of life.

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Move Your Way

Move Your Way tools, videos, and fact sheets have tips that make it easier to get a little more active. Being physically active helps to boost your mood, sharpen your focus, reduce your stress, and improve your sleep.


Michigan is home to over 13,000 miles of trails, which makes us the #1 Trails State in the nation. Walk, hike, bike, cross country ski, and snowshoe to your next great adventure on a local, regional or state trail. Visit Pure Michigan for inspiration and the Department of Natural Resources trail resources.

Things to Do

There are so many ways to be active and our state is filled with year ’round opportunities to get moving that are no cost or low cost. Go out and play in a local, county or state park, visit your local museum, science center, historic site, conservatory or planetarium, or go stargazing or birding right in your own backyard. The possibilities are endless. Visit Pure Michigan’s Things to Do directory.

Virtual Activities

Our FitBits™ playlist is filled with 7–10 minute physical activity and nutrition breaks designed for children.

Created by nutrition educators from Bronson Healthcare the Healthy At-Home Activities Booklet is filled with ideas for indoor and outdoor activities and healthy snack ideas.

InPACT at Home is a home-based physical activity program that helps K-12 students engage in health-enhancing physical activity and physical education. Instructors from across Michigan will coach students about proper form on a wide-range of movement activities, all while encouraging the whole family to participate.


The Yoga Studio App offers ten exclusive classes ranging from 10-45 minutes in length are available on iOS and Android. Taught by Rodney Yee, classes are designed from beginner to advanced, and include more detailed practices focusing on hip openers, inversions and restorative sequences.

Download available in the App Store and Google Play.

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