The launch of 1 in 21 Healthy Muskegon County was prompted by the low results Muskegon County received in the County Health Rankings. The County Health Rankings, produced by the University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, are based on a model of population health that emphasizes the many factors that, if improved, can help make communities healthier places to live, learn, work and play.

Muskegon currently ranks 68 out of 83 Michigan counties overall and 57 in Health Factors. The vision of 1 in 21 is that Muskegon will be the Healthiest County in Michigan by 2021. It is an ambitious goal, but one that can be achieved if we all work together!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is 1 in 21?

One in 21 is a community initiative, launched by Muskegon Rotary Club to help get Muskegon healthier! We work with many partners in the community including schools, healthcare providers, businesses, nonprofits, community gardens, youth programs, fitness centers and community members like you!

How Can I Participate?

There are lots of ways to participate in the 1 in 21 movement! You can join an action team, participate in the Seaway Run, take part in your company’s workplace wellness program, or create your own personal plan towards a healthier lifestyle. Be sure to check out our resources page for inspiration!

Where can I find health resources?

You can find health resources here: https://1in21.org/resources
We’re lucky in Muskegon to have a wide variety of resources. Free opportunities such as swimming in the clean and fresh Lake Michigan, or paddling one of our many rivers (Muskegon, White, Rouge). We also have a variety of running clubs, fitness centers, and more. See them all at https://1in21.org/resources!

Recent Events

Grant Contest Winners

1st Place - Girls on the Run
- Girls on the Run of Muskegon County
Girls on the Run is a county-wide after school program for 3rd-8th grade girls that combines running with activities designed to help girls develop healthy lifestyles including healthy eating and exercise routines. The 10-week program culminates with the Celebration 5K in downtown Muskegon.
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2nd Place - Restore Use of the Lakeshore Trail During the Winter!  
- For the Run of It running group
Walkers, runners and bikers enjoy using the Lakeshore Trail during non-snowy weather. Unfortunately, once we have our first heavy snowfall, the trail does not have regularly scheduled snow removal. We are seeking funds to restore use of a 4 mile stretch of the trail to our community for the 2013-14 winter season by having scheduled salt and snow removal.
** To vote,
3rd Place - Endurance Adventure After School Program  3rd Place
- Endurance Adventure, Inc.
Endurance Adventure is an eight-week training program for middle school age school boys and girls.  The boys and girls meet for an hour and a half after school twice a week. At the end of eight weeks students are divided into teams and work together to complete a course that includes; mountain biking, canoeing, climbing, brain teasers and other challenges.
** To vote,
4th Place - Meijer Trail LED Lighting Project 
- Reeths-Puffer Schools
Meijer Trail needs LED lighting to maximize usage. Many students, families, and community members using the trail after dark would help to improve the wellness of our community. Providing an opportunity for all to exercise in a lighted, well groomed trail that is safe, clean, and enjoyable will only promote a target of community wellness.
** To vote,
5th Place - Eat Your Way to Better Health 
- Lynnette Marks
Join Muskegon's 28 day challenge & eat your way to better health. Workshop on affordable whole foods plant based diet that helps weight loss, diabetes, high BP, cholesterol.  90min/week for 5 weeks:  videos, research info, cooking, label reading, success stories, support.  NO calorie counting.
** To vote,
6th Place - Michigan MOVES 
- Muskegon Family YMCA
FREE Group Exercise Classes for all fitness levels weekly at a variety of locations in the Muskegon area. The YMCA would provide any equipment needed with a Certified Group Exercise Instructor to safely facilitate a 1-hour exercise class. The class would be offered 2x/week for 7 weeks or 1x/week for 14 weeks.
** To vote,
7th Place - How to Build Your Own Home Aquaponics System 
- Dustin Anderson
Participants to this weekend workshop will get an introduction to Aquaponics – growing veggies and fish together. Led by Dustin Anderson and Lane Sterenberg, and teaming up with the Sweetwater Center For Organic Opportunity, we will construct an Aquaponics system that participants can build at home.
** To vote,
8th Place - Talk Healthy, Glenside! 
- Glenside Neighborhood Association
Neighbors will be invited to join us in the McGraft Park Building for a series of healthy talks. We’ll start with introductions to create a welcoming environment, then play TalkHealthy, the new 1 in 21 game.  Healthy snacks/refreshments will be offered and the meeting will end with a light-to-moderate exercise component led by an exercise professional.
** To vote,
9th Place - Healthy All Around 
- Kimberly Reynolds
We want our students at Reeths-Puffer Elementary to be “healthy all around”!  Funds would be used to add sand to our Ga-ga pits to increase safety.  We also have a wonderful, paved sidewalk that encircles our playground and want to provide a fun incentive for those students walking the path.  Seeing students with their necklace of earned “footies” may inspire others to start walking!
** To vote,
10th Place - Love Community Garden Snow Project 
- Shoreline Branch of the Fruitport Lions
Love Community Garden wants to have tons of snow fun this winter! Imagine children experiencing the fun of an outdoor fire, with sleds to ride, spare gloves/hats, and healthy snacks, supervised by LCG volunteers.  We need sleds, fire pit, emergency gloves and hats. Do I dare mention the healthy exercise the hill will bring?  Shh, let’s keep that part a secret!
** To vote,
Adopt Dog Beach Weekend FitFunds 
- Friends of Muskegon Dog Beach
10 groups “adopt” 1 of 10 busiest beach weekends, Saturday & Sunday mornings. Volunteers walk the half mile length of Dog Beach, boardwalks, and parking areas of Kruse Park, picking up any dog waste or trash, and earn a $50 stipend for the charity of their choice. Health benefits: promote walking at city parks; encourage environmental responsibility.
** To vote,
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Check out this announcement from Seaway Run race director Andrew Buikema!

Mercy Health Seaway Run
Special announcement!
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Have you heard? The Mercy Health Seaway Run will have a 10k NEW this year!

Have you heard? The Mercy Health Seaway Run will have a 10k NEW this year!We are excited to release our new 10k course!

If you haven't signed up yet...what are you waiting for? Join us June 23!

runsignup.com/Race/MI/Muskegon/MercyHealthSeawayRun

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1 in 21 - Healthy Muskegon County
If you want to start your Thanksgiving holiday off with a little exercise to balance the feast to come later, there are some great options! Here are a few that we know of, if you know of others, please add them in the comments!   

Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot: 5k Fun Run & Walk - hosted by Run Muskegon, this fun 5K takes off from the MCC Lakeshore Fitness Center at 9:00 am. The requested donation is $10 per participant which Run Muskegon will use to snowplow the downtown lakeshore bike trail this winter. They also ask that all participants bring a canned food item which will go to Muskegon area food pantries.

Back to Back Donation Based Yoga Classes on Thanksgiving Day! at Rootdown Yoga·Juice·Greens - Two donation-based classes, with proceeds going to Kids Food Basket. 
8:15 - 9:15 am All Levels Flow (Non-Heated) 
9:30 - 10:30 am Heated Flow

Free Yoga Class with Kristine (with food/clothing donation) at Muskegon Yoga Center - Heated vinyasa class at 9:00 am. Free with a donation of food or clothing for Love, INC. Doors open 20 minutes prior to start of class. 

ABsolute Fitness with Kristen B. has a boot camp class at 8:00 am at Forest Park Covenant Church - a high energy workout to start your day!

If you cant make an event, no worries! Gather family and friends for a walk before or after dinner, have jumping jack competitions during commercials while watching the big game (or those Hallmark Christmas movies), play a game of touch football or soccer with all the kids.... just find a way to work some exercise into your day! 

#1in21 #letsgo #healthytogether

If you want to start your Thanksgiving holiday off with a little exercise to balance the feast to come later, there are some great options! Here are a few that we know of, if you know of others, please add them in the comments!

Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot: 5k Fun Run & Walk - hosted by Run Muskegon, this fun 5K takes off from the MCC Lakeshore Fitness Center at 9:00 am. The requested donation is $10 per participant which Run Muskegon will use to snowplow the downtown lakeshore bike trail this winter. They also ask that all participants bring a canned food item which will go to Muskegon area food pantries.

Back to Back Donation Based Yoga Classes on Thanksgiving Day! at Rootdown Yoga·Juice·Greens - Two donation-based classes, with proceeds going to Kids Food Basket.
8:15 - 9:15 am All Levels Flow (Non-Heated)
9:30 - 10:30 am Heated Flow

Free Yoga Class with Kristine (with food/clothing donation) at Muskegon Yoga Center - Heated vinyasa class at 9:00 am. Free with a donation of food or clothing for Love, INC. Doors open 20 minutes prior to start of class.

ABsolute Fitness with Kristen B. has a boot camp class at 8:00 am at Forest Park Covenant Church - a high energy workout to start your day!

If you can't make an event, no worries! Gather family and friends for a walk before or after dinner, have jumping jack competitions during commercials while watching the big game (or those Hallmark Christmas movies), play a game of touch football or soccer with all the kids.... just find a way to work some exercise into your day!

#1in21 #letsgo #healthytogether
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November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Are you between the ages of 45 and 64? Take our 7 question test to find out if you're at risk for diabetes, and what you can do to help your chances!
Take the test: mchp.org/services-programs/outreach/diabetes-conference/
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Turkey Trail Run 2017 At Hoffmaster State Park

Who’s doing the turkey trail run tomorrow?

Turkey Trail Run 2017 At Hoffmaster State ParkNov 11, 10:00amGillette Nature Association at Hoffmaster State ParkA challenging and beautiful 5k trail run through the back dunes of the Lake Michigan shores for runners and walkers alike! Win your Thanksgiving turkey with a first place finish in your age group compliments of the Meatblock! Pie certificates from Grand Traverse Pie for 2nd , and Hard Cider for a 3rd place! It will be Veterans Day and we are recognizing them for their service with 50% off registration. Just enter VET when you register, we will announce you at the beginning and thank you for your dedication!
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Feeling frustrated...trying to register as myself (not an additional runner) and it's telling me I didn't select an account that I'm signed is as...can't see anything else to check on registration site. Help?

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Did you know?

Fruits and vegetables fill you up with their fiber. Most have very few calories. So … eat more, lose more, right? Yeah, actually. It can be that simple, if they replace higher-calorie foods. So why don’t we do it?

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High-fiber foods generally take longer to chew. This gives your body time to register when you’re no longer hungry, so you’re less likely to overeat. And high-fiber foods tend to make you feel full longer, so you won’t be as ravenous later.

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High-fiber foods generally take longer to chew. This gives your body time to register when you’re no longer hungry, so you’re less likely to overeat. And high-fiber foods tend to make you feel full longer, so you won’t be as ravenous later.

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