Active Living

Proctor School Children during the October 2011 Fun Fitness DayMany of us don’t get as much physical activity as we should. We’ve all got lots to do and not enough time to do it. You don’t have to join a gym and work out for hours every day to be healthier. You just need to start moving more – a little here and a little there will start to add up.

Moving more every day can lower your risk for:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Problems with your heart
  • Some types of cancer

Being active can help you deal with stress, lose weight and build strong muscles and bones. It will give you more energy to get through the day and help you look, feel and think better.

Kids benefit from being active, too. Moving more can help your children do better in school, grow up strong and feel better about themselves.

In this section, learn more about the MetroWest Moves active schools, Complete Streets, and worksite wellness initiatives, resources from Mass in Motion to help you and your family incorporate more physical activity into your lifestyle, and apps for your phone and computer to help you track your activities and find workouts.

This information is provided by Mass in Motion.