Find the Fun Now: A guide to active fun

Fun is in short supply these days. Let's blame all the "to dos" that happen in between your first cup of coffee and the late night news. It's no wonder we are spending less time outdoors, less time together with family and friends, and less time being active in any way.

That's why we created FindtheFunNow.com. The website and the associated mobile app (for iPhone and Android) are guides that can help you trade sedentary dead time for active fun – the kind that leaves you more relaxed and more energized. Got 20 minutes? An hour? All day? Want to bring a pet? Your kids? No kids? Find the Fun helps you find activities that fit your life.

We don't have to tell you how good it feels to feel good. Going for a walk with a friend, taking a dip, or playing on the beach resets your mental state (this is proven science) and improves your physical state in so many measurable ways. (Check out the site's Funology page to learn how.)

What’s even better, everything about the FindtheFunNow.com website is free. You don't need to subscribe or create yet another secret password. This is a free service brought to you by CPPW Pinellas and the program's many partners, including  Pinellas County Health Department and the Health and Human Services Council of Pinellas County, as well as the Pinellas County Schools; the county government; St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Dunedin, Largo and the county's 20 other municipalities; the Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County; the YMCA of the Suncoast; the YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg; R'Club Child Care; Pinellas County Extension; the St. Petersburg Times, Clear Channel Communications, Bright House and the faith community.

The idea is to make a dent in the obesity epidemic that's triggering an alarming uptick in diabetes (even among children), heart disease, and other health conditions. That's really the funny thing: Turns out the best prescription for change is good old-fashioned active fun. Ready to find your fun? Go to www.FindTheFunNow.com.

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