52 Reasons to be Active in 2014
"When I cleaned up some 17 odd years ago, I felt terrible for about six months. The only thing that gave me any real relief was strenuous physical activity."
"No matter how you spend your days, claiming your right to MOVE is like claiming your FREEDOM."
"I move for my mental health. It helps me deal with day-to-day angst, with anxiety, with depression. I move for the natural glow on my face, the feeling of physical accomplishment and mental serenity AND clarity. I move because it's life affirming, soul nurturing, body nourishing."
"I am challenged by two autoimmune conditions which make breathing difficult and mobility limited. It's vital to maintain the capabilities I have - can't afford to lose any of my necessary independence. Move it or lose it!! In addition, my mother is 90, has beaten breast cancer thrice and bladder cancer twice!
To Embrace. To Become. To Live.
"To embrace movement. To become movement. To live movement. Because moving can turn a regular Monday into an extraordinary start to your week. It can turn Tuesday into a quest, Wednesday into an adventure, Thursday into a triumph, Friday into a feat."
Goals = Success
"I never could have achieved the success that I have without setting physical activity and health goals."
"...I choose to view exercise not as a chore but as a privilege. It's a gift to be able to move."
"My husband and I started taking mid-afternoon walks through the neighbourhood for the usual health-related reasons (e.g. to get us up and away from our computers). We continue to walk because we enjoy it and, away from household distractions, we talk about things that really matter. Walking is good for our relationship as well as our health!"