"I want to stay active so I can play with my grandchildren and healthily live to watch them grow."
- Marsha F., 63
"I need to get off the couch. I just turned 56 and realized I do not want anybody taking care of me as I age. Would like to live until I die - not exist until I die. Time to get with it and get healthy."
"I first worked on my mental health, but my physical health was still suffering. Now I am stronger and know to continue to strengthen myself."
"In our culture today the most radical thing someone can do is live a healthy and active lifestyle. I move because I want to bust the paradigm that peak athletic performance cannot be reached on a vegan diet. I move quickly through mountains because it feels the most natural thing to do. I eat plants because it is the most natural thing to do. I move because I want to be closer to nature."
"I move to connect with people, places, and nature. I move to be present and mindful. I move to stretch, breathe, and release. I move to smile, inspire, and pray. I move to heal, to create, and play."
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"I move to help my brain stay healthy. Personal and professional experience have taught me that mindfulness, authenticity, and mental health and wellness are at their best when people commit to moving. My own body gives testament to this concept: movement improves my sleep, inspires me to make healthy nutrition choices, boosts my energy, and aids my concentration - all important aspects of a well-cared for brain!"
"Hmmm... Because I have too... I'd rather exercise than take pills....
"I run each day because it is a part of who I am. On the days I don't run there is always something missing."