Get Up & Move Wherever You Are With McLaren Northern Michigan

This Valentine’s Day is famous for taking care of other people’s hearts.

But according to American Heart Month, February is also a chance to take care of your own.

No matter where you live, McLaren Northern Michigan has something planned near you this February. They are encouraging you to get up and move, and it and has free activities all month long so you can be more proactive with your health.

But there is one activity you can do no matter where you are.

Get Up & Move is a challenge to jump into five minutes of exercise a day, no matter what it is.

That’s because the Journal of the American College of Cardiology says five minutes of exercise a day is shown to increase health and lifespan.

Anyone ready to join the Get Up & Move challenge can commit to getting five minutes of exercise on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14 at 2:14 p.m.

This is even an opportunity to win prizes!

Learn more by heading to mclaren.org/northernheartmonth.

Or check out the list of other activities below!

ALPENA

  • Heart Healthy Snack
  • Wednesday, February 13 | 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. @ Alpena Senior Center
  • Heart Innovations with Dr. Daniel Buerkel
  • Wednesday, February 27 | 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. @ Alpena Senior Center

CHEBOYGAN

  • Fresh Start Tobacco Cessation – Quit Smoking
  • Mondays in February | $25 Fee @ Cheboygan Community Medical Center
  • Community CPR
  • Thursday, February 21 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. @ Cheboygan Campus Cafeteria
  • Mediterranean Heart Healthy Snacks Cooking Demonstration
  • Thursday, February 21 | 5:30 – 7 p.m. @ Cheboygan Community Medical Center

GAYLORD

  • Health Screenings – Blood pressure, BMI, Cholesterol, Glucose, and more
  • Thursday, February 7 | 9 – 11 a.m. @ McLaren Gaylord Family Practice
  • Community CPR
  • Thursday, February 7 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. @ McLaren Gaylord Family Practice

PETOSKEY AREA

  • One Free Aquatics, Strength Training, or Yoga Class in February
  • Any offered day in February @ Demmer Wellness Pavilion
  • Heart Innovations with Dr. Jason Ricci
  • Tuesday, February 12 | 12:30 – 1 p.m. @ Emmet County Friendship Center
  • Low Sodium Cooking Class
  • Tuesday, February 12 | 6 – 7:30 p.m. @ Demmer Wellness Pavilion
  • Community CPR
  • Thursday, February 14 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. @ Demmer Wellness Pavilion
  • Health Screening – Blood pressure, BMI, Cholesterol, Glucose, and more
  • Tuesday, February 19 | 8 – 10 a.m. @ Demmer Wellness Pavilion
  • Diabetes Friendly, Heart Healthy Cooking – with Chef Jon from Fustini’s Oils & Vinegars
  • Wednesday, February 20 | 5:30 – 7 p.m. @ Demmer Wellness Pavilion
  • Sleep and Your Heart Health
  • Thursday, February 21 | 1 – 2 p.m. @ The Friendship Center of Harbor Springs
  • Heart Innovations in Northern Michigan
  • Tuesday, February 26 | 11 – 11:30 a.m. @ Independence Village of Petoskey

ROGERS CITY

  • Hoeft State Park Lantern Cross-Country Skiing – free healthy snacks and water from McLaren
  • Saturday, February 2 | 6:30 – 10 p.m. @ Hoeft State Park

SAULT STE. MARIE

  • Community CPR
  • Wednesday, February 20 | 5- 7 p.m. @ Chi Mukwa Community Recreation Center
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