Step outside for health, beauty & wellness

Boardwalk cyclists Grand Haven
Boardwalk cyclists Grand Haven
Photo: David Hoekman

Cycling or walking for fun, to work or shop is a time-efficient way to build regular exercise into everyday routine.

Cycling is a healthy, low-impact exercise that can be enjoyed by all ages. It is also fun, inexpensive and good for the environment.

Ottawa County Department of Public Health sponsors a free group walk program. It provides Fitbit aficionados an opportunity to measure steps while exploring different parks. Group walks are held in the morning and early evening at parks in Ottawa and Allegan counties. All are led by a naturalist.

For information about outdoor activities, trail maps and walking guides, visit the Ottawa County Parks & Recreation or the Allegan County Parks and Recreation offices or websites. For ideas to get ready to step outside, look inside the following pages of Urban St.

Ottawa County Department of Public Health

Ottawa County Parks & Recreation

Allegan County Parks and Recreation

Fun fact:
Countless earthlings combine steps to walk millions of miles each year. And, an estimated 1 billion people cycle every day. How about you?