Taking Steps To A Healthy Life

Bicycles and pedestrians usually have plenty of company in downtown Fargo.

But a few times a year, Fargo and Moorhead close down some downtown city streets to vehicle traffic for Streets Alive, an event that encourages people to get out and walk, ride bicycles and get active.

We support Streets Alive and efforts like it to encourage North Dakotans to get healthy and seek out fitness in their everyday lives. We are one of the event sponsors and also have a booth at the event.

7-11-16 JoVal helping bikers Streets Alive July 10
The first day of Streets Alive in 2016 was held on July 10. Future Streets Alive celebrations will be held in downtown Fargo and Moorhead on Sunday, August 28, and Sunday, September 25.

Streets Alive also includes games, art, photography, music and fun activities. Attendees are also encouraged to donate non-perishable food items for local pantries.

7-11-16 Streets Alive 2016 route map
Here is the map of the 2016 Streets Alive route in Fargo and Moorhead.

Join us and others at Streets Alive, and look for ways to get active every day, like going for a walk or a bike ride with your family.

Our involvement with Streets Alive and other community events throughout the state is part of our BlueElements initiative that takes a broad view of health and well-being. Through the BlueElements health and wellness platform, we focus on not just physical health, but also environmental, social, emotional, financial and professional factors that contribute to our members’ overall health and well-being.

Ryan Schuster is an editor in the Communications department at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota.