Daily physical activity helps to lower blood pressure and cholesterol, helps prevent or retard osteoporosis, and helps reduce obesity, symptoms of anxiety and depression, and symptoms of arthritis Heart disease is the leading cause of death among men and women in the United States. Physically inactive people are twice as likely to develop coronary heart disease as regularly active people

Tera's Story

I'm thrilled to be a Move100 Ambassador because my fitness/healthy motto literally is MOVE! When I started my journey I was 265 pounds and I wasn't that active, but I quickly changed that.

I literally dropped my first 60 pounds by simply walking and pushing my son in the stroller twice a day for 30-45 minutes at a time. I didn't step foot in a gym until I had lost 75 pounds! I even purchased a stationary bike to ride when it was raining or if my son, who just a little over 1 wasn't feeling well, no excuses I moved everyday all day. Fast forward 3 years later and I'm still moving! I love to kick box, ride my bike, walk, jog, do yoga, spin, boot camp and Zumba. I even teach fitness classes. I may not be the smallest in the fitness realm but I've been there, I've struggled, and I have done it all while having some pretty heavy personal challenges piled on. It can be done, not over night, but it can be done.

Rachel's Story

I'm an author behind healthy living blog Healthy Chicks and a health coach at Zesty Living, and I love being a Move100 Ambassador. I didn't always lead a healthy lifestyle. In fact, growing up I struggled with body image issues, dieting and finding the motivation to live well.

My college days were consumed of counting calories, binging on desserts, hiding in my room ashamed of my weight or living at the gym to burn off that extra piece of pizza. I was stuck in a lifestyle filled with low self-esteem and guilt. Flash-forward a few years, and I am now 30 pounds lighter and 1,000 times happier. In the past few years, I discovered a newfound love for yoga, which taught me how to listen to and appreciate my body. During this time, I also fell in love with Core Fusion Barre workouts and running, something I thought I could never do. While two years ago I couldn't even run two miles, I am now training for my third half marathon in Newport, RI this fall. Not only did these accomplishments change and sculpt my body, but they changed me as a person. As a Move100 Ambassador I want to encourage others, just like myself, to make small, positive changes that lead to big results which I do every day in my health counseling business Zesty Living. I'm 100% dedicated to empowering others to find an exercise regimen that brings out the best in them and makes them shine. After all, health and happiness go hand in hand.