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Lunchtime Wellness Event Encourages Baby Boomers To Get Moving

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A fitness expert leads the lunch time crowd in exercises at Philadelphia's Love Park. (Credit: Molly Daly)

A fitness expert leads the lunch time crowd in exercises at Philadelphia’s Love Park. (Credit: Molly Daly)

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – AARP and the city’s recreation department hosted a lunchtime health and wellness event at Love Park on Monday.

“The 50-year-old today is not your 50-year-old of years ago, and we want our 50-year-old community to have a long life,” says AARP’s Angela Foreshaw-Rouse. She says exercising in just ten-minute increments, three times a day can add up to a longer, healthier life.

“Ten minutes is all it takes. You can do ten minutes in the morning, ten minutes at lunch, ten minutes in the evening and next thing you know, you have 30 minutes of fitness every day.”

That’s enough to start reaping the preventive benefits, physically and psychologically. But, as with anything, the hardest part is the first step.

“It’s a process, it’s a mental challenge, but if you push through it, you’ll benefit from the changes in your life.”

Reported by Molly Daly, KYW Newsradio 1060

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