Woodbury THRIVES is a community initiative aimed at improving the health of residents in the broadest of ways: physical health, spiritual and emotional well-being and financial health. Events and services will help residents grow in health and financial literacy, improve healthy behaviors, and together promote Woodbury as a health and wellness community.
The benefits will include healthier families, a more vibrant source of employees for economic development, and better access to services that help citizens adopt a lifestyle of health and well-being.
Cycle Woodbury will start at the newly refurbished Ojibway Park and travel to Jerry's Foods tomorrow, Sunday, September 15. Check out the new playground before and after the ride and enjoy snacks or a meal at the family-friendly Jerry's Foods. It all starts with a play time at the park at 3 p.m. and then the short bike ride to Jerry's. Feel free to walk if you don't bike. It all wraps up by 5 p.m.
It’s FREE and designed to be a fun, community event for all ages. No need to register – just show up at Ojibway Park Playground with your bicycle.
Cycle Woodbury is a series of monthly family bike rides taking place on Sundays. Each ride will be just 4 or 5 miles round trip and will involve a stop midway at a local restaurant or other community attraction.
Effective August 1, the use of e-cigarettes and vapes are subject to the same prohibitions and restrictions as cigarette smoking, protecting Minnesotans from exposure to e-cigarette use in all restaurants, bars, and almost all indoor workplaces and public places. For more information: https://www.health.state.mn.us/news/pressrel/2019/tobacco072519.html
Fitness Friday Tip: Enjoy a variety of beautiful views and landscapes while reaping the benefits of nature with a Guided Hike at Lake Elmo Park Reserve, 9:30 - 10:45 a.m. next Friday, September 20. Spending time in nature offers many health benefits. Moving your body (outdoors specifically) naturally decreases your heart rate and blood pressure, lowers stress, and increases energy, stamina and confidence.
Trails are a mix of turf, gravel, grass, and paved routes. Please meet at the Nordic Center and plan to arrive 10 minutes early with water and appropriate footwear (hiking boots or shoes). For ages 13+ (all minors must be accompanied by an adult). FREE with vehicle permit.
Guide Liz Westerhaus is a certified yoga instructor and outdoor enthusiast with experience in backpacking, trail running, Nordic skiing, and more.
You can help in the effort to prevent suicide by joining the Suicide Prevention Collaborative Together It Gets Better 5K Walk/Run on this Saturday, September 14 at Colby Lake Park Pavilion in Woodbury. Registration is 8 a.m. with 9 a.m. start time. You can register online in advance at:
Wellness Wednesday Tip: Stay hydrated! Carry a water bottle with you or mix it up with some fruit-infused water or Sparkling Beverage such as "Bubbly" drinks! Water plays a part in digestion, nutrient absorption, circulation, and much more. How many glasses of water have you drank today?