" I do my most creative thinking as I am swimming laps and I had a brainwave for a creative project I am working on. Plus the swimming always revitalizes me and gives me the energy to get through the busy and stressful times."
- Marian W.
"I move because it makes me feel better - about myself, my body, my health, my energy! I like that at 35 years of age I can still play soccer and compete with women 10-15 years younger than me. I like that I can still fit the same jeans that I wore in high school. I like that I can be an example for the people around me. Most of all, I like that feeling of empowerment that comes after exercise!"
"I move because I have a family history of heart disease and I know that exercise will help me age well. I am specifically inspired by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada's commercial - Make Health Last - what will your last ten years look like.
"I move for many reasons, and the one I wanted to share today was why I move at work. I try and go to the little fitness centre they have here at work. I go there at lunch to maintain my sanity, to keep my energy up and to just feel better about what I have accomplished. It's amazing how even after 10 minutes I feel a million times better. Even the most ridiculous of stress seem a bit more easier to handle after a short workout."
"YES! I still move, even with severe arthritis. I get to curl and swim twice a week and try to keep up with our two grandkids."
"I move to stay healthy and to enjoy physical activity. Moving also feels great!"
"I move because it makes me a better person and its FUN! It keeps my life in balance and inspires others to move as well. Plus it keeps my family and dog closer as we move together!"
"I move to feel more alive. I always feel better when I get up and do something physically active. Then afterwards, I feel invigorated and ready to tackle the tasks and stresses of the day (or the rest of day if I exercise after work). Physical activity also calms my mind and lowers my stress, so I handle upcoming stress better (less yelling at the kids, LOL)."
"To get exercise so I can do the other things I like such as hike up a mountain to see the spiritual view. To be mobile, healthy, to enjoy life and maintain independence. Socially, my friends are active and I enjoy being with them."