“I run mostly for my health, and to have a good life by having a good morning’s exercise."
- Abdi, 18
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Via The Guardian
"Movement through exercise, living healthy and well is my passion in life. It is equally important that I share this with theirs, so they too can enjoy a good quality of life."
"[to] feel good...get rid of jet lag... [and] clear my head"
"[Exercise] is the best thing I’ve done for my own personal life. I have rheumatoid arthritis and you just have to keep moving. I take tai chi, line dancing, use the exercise bikes and [do] strength and stretching [exercises]…the whole works.”
"I move to move forward physically and metaphorically! It clears my mind and is like meditation for my soul, body, and mind. I look forward to healthy aging and living well as I age. Older adults that move inspire me to keep moving :)"
"I am 26 now and fitness has become more than important in my life, it's what my life revolves around. I started running, casually, four or more years ago and in the last two and a half years have joined a triathlon club in Edmonton, Kinsmen Triathlon Club (KTC). I have raced several Olympic Distance Triathlons and this June I will be heading into my first Half Ironman: Boulder 70.3. Training is such an amazing and important part of my life, physically, mentally and also socially. I met my best friends through KTC and I look forward to workouts daily. I cannot imagine what my life would be like without triathlon and the amazing community I have found.
"With retirement coming, being overweight and inactive, I've decided it was time to make some life changes. [Moving also] changes [my] fiscal and mental health [too]."
"I think the day that we thought about Bill Meyers going in the water was when nothing else was working for him anyway. And here he was relegated to a wheelchair, could not bear weight, could not feed himself, could not carry on a conversation, not even one word conversations...had no quality of life."