Healthy People Taylor County

Healthy People Taylor County

A Community Health Plan

Physical Activity Opportunities in Taylor County

The following information is provided to residents and visitors to Taylor County as a resource for you to enjoy the many opportunities for physical activity. The activities listed may potentially have some fee associated with it but there are many activities you can enjoy at no cost.

This information was compiled from many different resources. Please contact the Taylor County Health Department at 748-1410 for any additions, changes or corrections to this booklet to be completed with future reprints of this document.

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Taylor County Opportunities for Physical Activities (1.1 MB Acrobat Reader required)

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, regular physical activity helps improve your overall health and fitness, and reduces your risk for many chronic diseases. Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health.

Get Outdoors, Get Active, Be HealthyThe benefits of Physical Activity include:

  • Control your weight
  • Reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease
  • Reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome
  • Reduce your risk of some cancers
  • Strengthen your bones and muscles
  • Improve your mental health and mood
  • Improve your ability to do daily activities and prevent falls, if you’re an older adult
  • Increase your chances of living longer

If you’re not sure about becoming active or boosting your level of physical activity because you’re afraid of getting hurt check with your medical provider.

Resources – Websites

Mind Body Spirit Yoga and Wellness

Strong Women Strength Training Program
Click here to learn more

Medford Senior High School _ Pool, Gym and Weight room schedules
Click here to view calendar

Price-Taylor Rail Trail

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource-Natural Lands-Taylor County

Camp Forest Springs

Medford Therapy and Fitness

MRC Sportsman Club

Taylor Made ATV Club

Chequamegon Wildlife and Recreation Club

Taylor County Sportsman’s Club 

Chequamegon Bird Club

Rib Lake Ski & Snowshoe Club

Taylor County Campsites

Gilman Area Tourism

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources – Taylor County Lakes

Ice Age Trails-Taylor County

Perkinstown Winter Sports Area

Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest Campground, Wilderness Areas Trails and Tours, Fishing Information Visitor Centers

Gilman, Wisconsin

Medford, Wisconsin

Rib Lake, Wisconsin

Center for Disease Control

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Did you know that…

  • Wisconsin’s obesity rate ranked 16th highest in the country in 2006.
  • Obesity in adults is associated with many chronic diseases and poor health outcomes.
  • Obesity is placing an economic strain on the healthcare system.
  • Many Wisconsin children and adolescents are also affected by overweight or obesity.
  • Children and adolescents are increasingly being diagnosed with adult illnesses.

This information is from: Obesity, Nutrition and Physical Activity in Wisconsin Executive Summary

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