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Got 30?
By Susan Whirty, Springfield JCC General Manager, Health, Wellness and Membership
The #1 excuse used by those people who do not engage in regular physical activity or exercise is….”Lack of Time.” Why Be Active? The Health and Wellness Benefits of physical activity include:

  • Assistance with disease prevention

  • Assistance in looking your best, feeling your best and doing better at work

  • Allows you to be fit enough to meet emergencies and day to day demands

  • Enables you to do more things you want to do and enjoy life

Let’s try to find 30 Minutes per day for physical activity and exercise…Be Creative: there are plenty of little things you can do to increase your weekly activity…EVERYDAY! Make physical activity part of your daily commute:

  • Park furthest from the building at work, the store or the mall

  • Get off the train or bus one stop early and walk the rest of the way

  • Take a walk around the block during part of your lunch break


  • Physical Activity at Work
  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator

  • Walk to a co-workers desk instead of using the phone or email

  • Take a walk around the building during morning and afternoon breaks

  • Take the long way to the bathroom or take the stairs to a bathroom on another floor

  • After Work Habits
  • Sneak in a brief walk after work but before you get home

  • Play with the kids

  • Walk the dog after dinner

  • Walk up and down the sidelines at your child’s sports games and practices

  • Be Active Indoors: With active indoor chores, you can get physical actively while the house gets clean!

  • Wash the windows

  • Scrub the tub

  • Vacuum and mop the floor

  • Carry the laundry upstairs

  • Outdoor Chores
  • Mow/rake the yard

  • Wash the car

  • Weed the garden


  • Activity throughout your day adds up…..don’t overwhelm yourself with the notion of having to get 30 minutes of activity all at once. Exercise 15 minutes, twice per day or 10 minutes, 3 times per day. Every bit helps…every minute counts towards your 30. Simply remember….make a commitment, be realistic, start small, be consistent, be flexible, be creative and have fun.



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    Got 30?
    By Susan Whirty, Springfield JCC General Manager, Health, Wellness and Membership
    The #1 excuse used by those people who do not engage in regular physical activity or exercise is….”Lack of Time.” Why Be Active? The Health and Wellness Benefits of physical activity include:

    • Assistance with disease prevention

    • Assistance in looking your best, feeling your best and doing better at work

    • Allows you to be fit enough to meet emergencies and day to day demands

    • Enables you to do more things you want to do and enjoy life

    Let’s try to find 30 Minutes per day for physical activity and exercise…Be Creative: there are plenty of little things you can do to increase your weekly activity…EVERYDAY! Make physical activity part of your daily commute:

    • Park furthest from the building at work, the store or the mall

    • Get off the train or bus one stop early and walk the rest of the way

    • Take a walk around the block during part of your lunch break


    • Physical Activity at Work
    • Take the stairs instead of the elevator

    • Walk to a co-workers desk instead of using the phone or email

    • Take a walk around the building during morning and afternoon breaks

    • Take the long way to the bathroom or take the stairs to a bathroom on another floor

    • After Work Habits
    • Sneak in a brief walk after work but before you get home

    • Play with the kids

    • Walk the dog after dinner

    • Walk up and down the sidelines at your child’s sports games and practices

    • Be Active Indoors: With active indoor chores, you can get physical actively while the house gets clean!

    • Wash the windows

    • Scrub the tub

    • Vacuum and mop the floor

    • Carry the laundry upstairs

    • Outdoor Chores
    • Mow/rake the yard

    • Wash the car

    • Weed the garden


    • Activity throughout your day adds up…..don’t overwhelm yourself with the notion of having to get 30 minutes of activity all at once. Exercise 15 minutes, twice per day or 10 minutes, 3 times per day. Every bit helps…every minute counts towards your 30. Simply remember….make a commitment, be realistic, start small, be consistent, be flexible, be creative and have fun.