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I know I was born to move, but it is so easy to sit and flip through my phone for an entire day. So easy.

I installed the Moment app on my phone to tell me how much time I spend with my face in a screen – it’s about 5 hours a day of reading Twitter, Facebook, Insta, and not much of anything.

Five. Hours.

I bounce between the apps looking for something exciting to inspire my brain. I look across the couch and I see my kids nose deep in a game, my wife with the same blank screen stare that I have.

This isn’t good. Staring at a screen is easy, but it’s not the best way to unwind, recharge, and feel better. If you want to be happy, you need to get off the couch, and go outside.

Pennsylvania State researcher Amanda Hyde reports, “We found that people who are more physically active have more pleasant-activated feelings than people who are less active, and we also found that people have more pleasant-activated feelings on days when they are more physically active than usual.”

So this summer we have new rules: instead of driving the short distances to soccer practice, we ride our bikes.

When it’s time to look after our community garden, we ride our bikes.

Instead of having a freezer filled with treats for hot summer nights, we ride our bikes the 5 blocks for a milkshake or a cone.

Less couch time, more bike time. Less couch time, more happy family time.

This is such a simple solution that so many of us struggle with. We are fighting to find time to get out and get active as we balance our busy family schedules. My solution? Mix them together.

Even if taking a bike doesn’t fit your crunched commuting schedule, there are still ways to make family time, move time.

If your kids are in swimming lessons, you can do some laps in the pool next to their lessons. If your kids are at a soccer game, you can plug in your favourite podcast in your headphones and do laps of the field. You won’t miss any of the action, and you’ll get some steps in.

Our kids are of an age now where we can take them to smaller golf courses, and we look for family night deals to spend some time outside as a family doing something my wife and I love, and my kids are happy to learn.

Our generation is moving less. It’s bringing on an epidemic of Type 2 diabetes, and teaching our kids bad habits. So let’s be the ones reminding them we are #BornToMove!

Dr. Scholl’s knows our happiest moments are spent in motion – when we move better, we move more. By providing comfort and relief, Dr. Scholl’s allows you to stay energized, with less pain and strain on your joints and muscles so you can do more of the activities you love.

When we move in ways we enjoy and that makes us happy, we are more likely to continue that behaviour for longer.

That’s why I got a brand new bike for this summer! Mine was old, it wasn’t comfortable, and so while my kids would ask to go and hit the trails near our house, I wasn’t into it.

So, inspired by Dr. Scholl’s and #BornToMove, I picked out a brand new one!

Now I have something fresh, lighter, easier to use, more comfortable, and I have day trips plotted to visit new bike trails and explore more this summer.

I will move more because I took a step to make it easier, and better. And you can too with Dr. Scholl’s!

CONTEST

How would you like to win $1000 to get what you need to get your family moving? Spread the message that we are all #BornToMove, tell me the gear you need to make it happen, and Dr. Scholl’s could help you prove you are #BornToMove!

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Terms and Conditions: Draw open to residents of Canada outside Quebec only. 1 (one) winner will be chosen at random from all entries to win the $1000 prize. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Do not use contest-only social media accounts. Genuine entries with legitimate #BornToMove ideas only will be considered valid.

Pain or discomfort should never stop you from doing what you were born to do.

With over 100 years of biomechanics research, Dr. Scholl’s knows best how to work with your body to support better movement.

By providing comfort and relief, Dr. Scholl’s allows you to stay energized, with less pain and strain on your joints and muscles so you can do more of the activities you love.

I use Dr. Scholl’s® Active Series™ Replacement Insoles to reduce shock by 40 percent and can help to alleviate pain from sports-related injuries, such as shin splints, runner’s knee and plantar fasciitis, a painful condition affecting the heel and arch of the foot.

These insoles are specially designed to include a triple zone for full foot protection:
1. Ball of foot padding improves cushioning and helps distribute pressure throughout push-off
2. A reinforced arch design improves transition of weight from landing to push-off
3. Heel cups absorb the impact of your steps and are highly responsive

These insoles also feature DryMAX™ technology in a 3-D weave top cloth, which helps to eliminate odour.

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  1. Joni June 2, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    I love going biking with my niece behind me in a carrier. She is so fun.

    Also love going skating in summer, but skates hurt my feet. Maybe I need to look into those replacement insoles #BornToMove

  2. Justin June 2, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    My kids bikes are too small and I don’t own one. I’d love to get out biking as a family to help start shedding my weight.

  3. Mary June 2, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    I’d love to get a double carrier for my bike so that I can take my twins out on rides. Especially along the beautiful PEI trails.

  4. Maritess S June 2, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    Our family has discovered hiking as our favourite way to move and stay fit. Not only did we discover the many beautiful parks and scenic views around our city but learned a lot about it and enjoyed each other’s company. Would love to spend it on doing some camping in the Rockies. #BornToMove

  5. HEIDI C. June 3, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    My girls just got new bikes for their birthday and I would love to get one myself so that we could ride together!

  6. Phil N June 4, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    My 5yo son is interested in skateboarding … so being a mid-40 yo, why shouldn’t I take up boarding too… (my bones cry out in warning!)

  7. Stephanie June 5, 2018 at 1:57 pm

    I need a bike to prove that I was #BornToMove! I used to love riding my bike when I was younger and haven’t rode one in such a long time!

  8. wendy hutton June 5, 2018 at 5:17 pm

    With mobility issues I need excercise equipment as I cannot ride a bike or go jogging, I woulld love to have a stepper or treadmill in the house to get me more mobile and strengthen my legs #BornToMove! before my healthy issues I used to love going for bike rides with the kids, great exercise for everyone

  9. Nate Fuller June 7, 2018 at 9:04 am

    I want to get a treadmill, with the kids taking up a lot of my time I need to be able to jump on and run for 20 mins at any time !

  10. Nicole Jubleew June 7, 2018 at 6:03 pm

    I would use the prize to buy some camping equipment so that we can spend some time exploring our amazing Provincial and National Parks.

  11. Alayne Langford June 8, 2018 at 7:38 am

    I would love to buy a bicycle for my 3 grandchildren and myself and hubby, so that we can teach them that they were #borntomove 🙂

  12. em June 8, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    it’s time to get active and lose that baby gut. I need to be in better form to catch up with my daughter. I’m attempting to start running so will need some gear and I have my bike too so it’s a start but a new bike would be great so I can also add a baby seat #BornToMove

  13. Sandra F June 8, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    I need a treadmill so I’d buy one the family could all use.

  14. Jamie Schmidt June 10, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    We just simultaneously upgraded and downsized our travel trailer. In doing so we lost our ability to take all four of our bikes along on camping trips. Roof mounted bike racks would solve the problem … but a canoe would give us all an entirely new way to enjoy our camping adventures together.

  15. Florence Cochrane June 11, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    I would love to get a new treadmill so I can exercise inside on the I can’t get outside. #BornToMove

  16. Marlene J June 12, 2018 at 9:17 am

    I need Dr Scholls to prove that you were #BornToMove
    Walking around is all I need

  17. Aimee June 14, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    I would buy a paddle board. They look like so much fun.

  18. Josh S June 14, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    I have always wanted to own a kayak. it would be great to get some outdoor exercise out on the water. #BornToMove

  19. Jonnie June 14, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    We have a wonderful trail that begins right at the end of our steet and goes right through our whole town. We love to walk and bike on the trail but lately we’ve been talking about getting inline skates for the family so we can try something different. We love ice skating so how hard can inline skating be? I would use the prize to outfit my family with the inline skates and protective gear we need to prove we were #BornToMove.

  20. Soozle June 15, 2018 at 4:29 am

    I would love to own some new hiking gear – that is how I am #BornToMove; through the forests and around the lakes 🙂

  21. Jasen H June 15, 2018 at 8:34 am

    New bikes would go a long way in helping me to get moving!

  22. SweetPanda June 15, 2018 at 9:14 am

    I would want to buy new bikes for my kids and for myself. I used to have an old one but it broke down and my kids are learning how to ride right now but they have outgrown their old bikes. I would love to use to the money to buy us some new bikes.

  23. Jenny June 15, 2018 at 11:46 am

    I need a good bike to keep me moving!

  24. Jenn Erin June 15, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    We would love to spend more time taking advantage of what Vancouver has to offer like doing the Grouse Grind and going biking along the Seawall more often. Thus I would love to use the money to get new runners and bike helmets for the fam! #BornToMove.

  25. Glogirl June 15, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    I would need a new bike to prove that I was #BornToMove. The last bike I owned was a BMX bike back when I was around 9 years old!!

  26. Tina L. June 16, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    I would love a treadmill so that we can run anytime we want to stay active.

  27. Mandy June 16, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    My in laws recently got into crabbing and canoeing. I’d love to get a canoe and fishing /crabbing equipment too to join them and enjoy the outdoors!

  28. Athena June 17, 2018 at 11:12 am

    I’d love new hiking gear, so we could all enjoy the beautiful outdoors!

  29. Mita June 18, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    I need a treadmill so my family could use.

  30. Mita June 18, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    I need a treadmill my family could use.

  31. Calvin June 18, 2018 at 8:13 pm

    Would use it to fix up my bike and get more exercise equipment.. also help with bills and groceries.. to eat well in order to move more

  32. bn100 June 18, 2018 at 8:33 pm

    get a bike

  33. Nicole Graham (nicolthepickle) June 19, 2018 at 4:07 am

    My little boy is #borntomove and I have to move to keep up with him. He is happiest going for walks, dragging his little wagon behind him.

  34. Nicole Graham (nicolthepickle) June 19, 2018 at 4:09 am

    I guess I didn’t comment what gear I need, a new pair of running shoes.

  35. Elizabeth Brooks June 19, 2018 at 7:41 am

    I’d love a new pear of shoes and bike equipment

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  37. Jenness M June 19, 2018 at 9:42 am

    We have a cottage with very good hiking trails that we haven’t utilized. I would get my family new hiking boots and walking poles to get us moving!

  38. Caryn S June 19, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    I would get the family some bikes to be #borntomove .

  39. B.J. Bernal June 19, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    I’d love to get more active so I’d use the money to take my family on a fun vacation! #BorntoMove

  40. Wanda Tracey June 19, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    I love camping and would love some roof racks to carry my bike. I would also buy two kayaks so my husband and I could go fishing together and some new hiking shoes if there would be enough money left to get them. If not I would get some good insoles so that we are comfortable because we are #BornToMove! ????♥️

  41. Julie Bolduc June 19, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    Our family does not have bikes and tjis would be a perfect way to get moving #BornToMove

  42. Michelle W June 20, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    I need a bike to show I was #BornToMove ??‍♂️ Maybe new sneakers as well.

  43. Sharon June 20, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    I was born to move…I walk nearrly everywhere I need to go..

  44. Kim Tanti June 20, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    i need to prove I am worthy of being the mother of a teen at the age of 59. We like to bike and walk alot. I would purchase a new bike if I win.

  45. Monique L.S. June 20, 2018 at 7:05 pm

    I would love to have a bicycle to join my husband and daughter on family rides, and I could use a new pair of runners for the gym. #BornToMove

  46. Cathy Brown June 20, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    #BornToMove I need good hiking boots to keep walking and hiking which I do every other day.

  47. Jackie M June 20, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    Love to have a good pair of runners and hiking shoes to keep on running and hiking!

  48. jan June 20, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    I would love to get new gear for my bike – better sunglasses, pannier and biking shorts! #BornToMove

  49. Paul A June 20, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    I’m #BornToMove and would use the money towards new basketball and softball gear!

  50. Kevin B June 20, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    i haven’t had a bike since I was a kid. I think that would be perfect to get me to move! #BornToMove

  51. Kam June 20, 2018 at 11:03 pm

    If I won, I’d spend it on getting fitbits for the family to encourage us to walk, hike, run more! #BornToMove

  52. JoAnne Hudy June 20, 2018 at 11:05 pm

    #BornToMove. I loved riding my bike through the years, but, since I’ve gotten older, my balance is way out of whack. It would be great to buy an adult three-wheeler, maybe with a big basket in the back, so that I could ride it to/from work. What a nice prize that would be!

  53. Elena June 21, 2018 at 6:35 am

    I’d spend the money on new sports equipment for both of my kids. That stuff gets so expensive and they outgrow it fast!

  54. Jill MacAulay June 21, 2018 at 6:45 am

    I have always wanted to try kayaking – I was #BornToMove, and believe a kayak would help encourage me to get outside and exercise more !

  55. BlessedTA June 21, 2018 at 9:00 am

    I need some new shoes #BornToMove and exercise outfits to make me move.

  56. Heidi Pawluk June 21, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    #BornToMove by riding my bicycle instead of taking a vehicle. Love to get some new outdoor furniture for the patio, summer is so short here so love to live in style a bit.

  57. Carla B June 21, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    my husband just got a new bike and now it’s my turn! i would also update some of my bike accessories (like a better seat and storage) to make it more comfortable to go on longer rides.

  58. Tricia Cooper June 21, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    I love to get outside and walk. I would use the money to purchase exercise clothes for the various seasons as well as good walking shoes! #BornToMove

  59. Lillian O'Malley June 21, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    I would like good running shoes for my family and some light weights.

  60. Eva Mitton-Urban June 23, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    Summer vacation starts in 1 week for my TEEN son, Evan. As any parent would do, I began searching the web for summer events in the city, Edmonton. As he just recently started skateboarding with his friends – I opted to check on the prize of a solid Skateboard – $140.00. As Mom needs to get in shape when she is not working – a swimming pass at O’Leary for the full year is $628.00. The remaining amount $232.00 – healthy groceries to fill the freezer PROTEIN. This would be outstanding, in a slump – repetitious routines….need to kickstart again and rejuvenate. Who said you couldn’t have a New Year’s Resolution change in June ? Thanks for the chance, the Urbans.

  61. Eva Mitton-Urban June 23, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    In closing, #BornToMove

  62. Caroline June 23, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    I would go on a weekend camping trip including a long hike.

  63. christina rogers June 23, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    my daughter and i joined the gym and we go 5 days a week and we have a rest on the weekends.

  64. christina rogers June 23, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    i would get some exercise clothing along with great sneakers for me and my teenage daughter. we have about 40 lbs each to lose.

  65. Kimmy Ripley June 24, 2018 at 7:00 am

    I am a health and fitness nut and I am #BORNTOMOVE
    I aim for 10,000 steps a day. I sure do love my Fitbit. It really inspires me to get off my butt and get moving!

  66. Sarah June 24, 2018 at 8:44 am

    I would use this prize to buy my family new bikes and helmets so we can get back to being more active this summer. #BorntoMove

  67. Karine June 25, 2018 at 7:45 am

    I would buy comfortable footwear for the family to get moving haha

  68. Tara Gauthier June 25, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    We like to be active by going camping and hiking, riding bikes and geocaching! We could sure use this money to buy camping gear, hiking gear such as new shoes, water packs etc and would love to have a gps made for geocaching! We always have a need for camping stuff too.

  69. Ian June 29, 2018 at 2:02 pm

    A new bike would be a great way to show I was #BornToMove

  70. Ron June 29, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    I would like to get a couple of kayaks to take down to a lake #BorntoMove

  71. Trisha Musgrave June 29, 2018 at 8:37 pm

    I would love to get a treadmill, I live on a busy road and the closest gym is 30 mins away. This is something I could use anytime I wanted to get healthier!

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