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What’s your #WhyGetActive?

On my walk this afternoon around Boston’s beautiful Seaport, I was attempting to reach 10,000 steps (looks like I’ll make it today), get some Vitamin D, ponder life, de-stress from work stuff, etc. 

I passed many other exercisers – runners, walkers, even a boot-camp class. They and I all had the same determined “must get 10,000 steps” look on our respective faces.

Then, I came upon a group of kids on a field trip at the Institute for Contemporary Art. I cannot tell if they appreciated the art or not, but I can tell that they had an awesome time running up and down the museum’s outdoor balcony, jumping and playing tag and giggling and laughing.

So, for today and the days to come, my response to “Why Do You Get Active?”, the question we at IHRSA are asking of everyone right now, is: “To have fun like we all did when we were kids and didn’t care about exercise or calories or skinny jeans!”

What’s your #WhyGetActive? Please share, and ask your members to share theirs at

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