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Minnetonka Earns Recognition For Promoting Physical Activity

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Physical Activity and Fitness

Governor Tim Pawlenty and Commissioner of Health Dianne Mandernach announced that Minnetonka has been designated a "Governor's Fit City" promoting physical activity, exercise and fitness.

The city earned the recognition by making a commitment to support and encourage its residents to be more physically active and to improve the overall health of the community.

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"The leaders of Minnetonka have made a strong commitment to provide physical activity opportunities for people in their city," Governor Pawlenty said. "This commitment will help keep Minnetonka citizens healthy for years to come."

Minnetonka achieved its designation by completing an application with the Minnesota Department of Health. The application asks cities to indicate their commitment to promoting physical activity, according to several criteria. Those criteria include whether a city has created inviting places to walk; whether a city has adopted a value statement affirming the importance of fitness; whether a city has sponsored at least one fitness activity; and whether a city has developed recreation areas that encourage fitness.

Minnetonka is committed to implementing a number of strategies for promoting physical activity, including: