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.