Our initiative to get more people moving.


#WhyGetActive is a social media movement born at the grassroots level to reign in the physical inactivity crisis that feeds chronic diseases, drives health care spending, and escalates economic uncertainty in the United States and worldwide. Spearheaded by the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA), #WhyGetActive is an inspirational movement that provides a worldwide platform for sharing the many compelling reasons for being physically active and fosters a cultural shift toward wellness—wherein physically active lifestyles are encouraged, supported, and easier to sustain.

In the United States and most developed nations, awareness of the importance and benefits of physical activity is not the biggest issue. People have heard the message loud and clear. The challenge comes in harnessing the personal motivation to begin and maintain a physically active lifestyle in an increasingly sedentary environment. #WhyGetActive enables people around the world to share their personal motivations for pursuing an active life, provides a platform of support for active lifestyles, and links discussion of healthy lifestyle topics on social media.

Get Involved

There are numerous ways to get involved with the #WhyGetActive movement. A few ideas include:

  1. Share why you choose to pursue an active lifestyle using the #WhyGetActive hashtag on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
  2. Encourage your members to share their reasons #WhyGetActive on social media by promoting the hashtag at your club. 
  3. Use the hashtag to discuss healthy lifestyle topics or share news articles on the benefits of exercise.
  4. Sign up for the Health Benefits of Exercise Report and follow the IHRSA Blog for more health and wellness updates. 

To see what others are saying about #WhyGetActive, visit whygetactive.org

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