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“Live Well Springfield” Initiative Kicks Off at Court Square

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Dozens of people gathered in downtown Springfield Thursday for the launch of “Live Well Springfield.”

It’s a program designed to make healthy living a little easier in the city.

The group brought in Brenda Santana to encourage other Springfield residents to get healthy.

Santana is a living example of what finding a fun way to improve your lifestyle can do. She recently took up rowing.

“I’ve never rowed before and to be out on the water is a privilege. It’s awesome…and running, I’ve never ran before, and to able to run a couple of miles in the morning, feels pretty good to me,” Santana explains.

“Live Well Springfield” is also doing things like putting a Farmer’s Market in Mason Square and creating new pedestrian and bike paths to make exercise more accessible.