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Strength training: Why and how

Strength training refers to a type of exercise in which resistance is used to cause muscles to contract and strengthen. Performed properly, strength training can … Increase muscle strength and endurance Strengthen bones and joints Help protect muscles and joints from injuries Improve performance in sports and play Promote healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels...
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How to help your kids (and yourself) be more active

In recent years, children and their families have become more inactive. Watching TV, playing video games, using computers and talking on the phone have gained
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Six fitness equipment essentials for home workouts

Exercise doesn’t have to be complicated. Often times, the simplest methods of movement—such as walking, jogging, and performing equipment-free bodyweight exercises—can be the most beneficial means of getting and staying fit.
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Pumping pumpkins: A family-friendly fall workout

Grab the pumpkins off the front porch and get moving! This family-friendly workout is designed for all ages and abilities and is a great way to infuse movement into a fall gathering while enjoying one another’s company.
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Build your own home workout with these tools

Since beginning the MoveWell exercise anywhere program at Prisma Health this January, we’ve been cataloging the movements used in each monthly workout. There are now almost 50 different movements on our YouTube playlist, MoveWell Movements.
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Infographic: Get fit in Greenville

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, and there are numerous opportunities in the Greenville area to get out and get some exercise!
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New blood pressure guidelines encourage lifestyle modifications sooner

Recently, the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology jointly released new guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure.
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Keys to success after bariatric surgery

Bariatric surgeons are often given too much credit for the remarkable successes that patients demonstrate after bariatric surgery.
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Bariatric surgery and exercise

Physical activity is defined as movement of one’s body produced by the contraction of skeletal muscle which increases energy used above the basal level of activity (household, transportation, occupational and leisure time).
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Kicking off a new season of Girls on the Run

Children’s Hospital of Greenville Health System’s Girls on the Run (GOTR) Spring 2017 season begins next week! We have site locations in Greenville, Laurens and Pickens counties. Scholarships are available and offered in the online registration application at ghs.org/girlsontherun! Hurry, online registration will close Feb. 27. The mission of Girls on the Run (GOTR) is to...
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