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Being active makes you feel good! Think better sleep, improved moods, a fitter body and stronger muscles - the benefits are endless. 

Start moving by making small changes

However you choose to move, it’s all good for your health and wellbeing.

Making small changes to your routine by including small bursts of activity throughout your day all adds up and makes it easier to stay active. So whether it’s a 10-minute seated or yoga workout in the morning, a bike ride, walking your dog or walking during your lunch break at work, playing with your children, or even moving when talking on the phone – every little helps to start improving your health.

Build new habits

Repeat the activities you enjoy daily and keep trying new activities that motivate you.

Doing your activities at the same time every day can help you build activity into your routine. Regularly taking the time to recognize how what you’re doing is helping you to meet your goals can also help to create a habit.

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Hartford has endless opportunities to get fit, have fun, and explore what the city has to offer. To live a healthy lifestyle, one must exercise. Healthyhartford.info is a collaboration of Hartford's Department of Health and Human Services and community organizations providing information, health services, and health-related events to Hartford residents. Hartford's excellent park system and recreational facilities offer great benefits and programs at no cost throughout the year.


Hartford community centers offer a range of activities, including sports leagues, Zumba classes, yoga sessions, pick-up games for various sports, dance classes, golf lessons, and more! They also offer educational support services such as career guidance workshops/job searching tips. In addition, they offer their facilities for birthday parties, family gatherings private functions. Hartford's Department of Recreation provides many services free of cost throughout the year.


It doesn't matter if you are out of shape or in excellent condition; anyone can do an activity. No matter what activity you choose, start slow and increase activity as your body feels more comfortable with the routines. Whether you enjoy swimming, running, biking, playing tennis, horseback riding, ice skating, boxing. The opportunities are endless! And with so many activities available to do year-round will help you get outdoors and explore all that Hartford has to offer!


Many of Hartford's parks offer play areas where children can interact with one another and expend energy while parents benefit from being outdoors and keeping active. The great part about Hartford's activity opportunities is that Hartford has options for everyone, no matter their shape or age.

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Healthy Hartford is a health portal to inform and encourage Hartford residents to be more active by taking advantage of Hartford's parks, green spaces, and recreational facilities. Communities that use their green spaces improve the health, social, environmental, safety, and economy of residents.

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