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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Five Fall Fitness Tips

The kids are back in school. The days are getting cooler and shorter, and summer vacations are a sweet memory. Perhaps your return to a familiar early autumn routine has you reminiscing on the fitness goals you were so committed to before the summer came along and sabotaged your sense of normalcy. If you’re feeling...
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Healthy teens for a healthy future

By Jensen Garbett Between school, sports, part-time jobs, and other extra-curricular activities, maintaining a healthy life style can be very difficult for teenagers. As a teenager, I know this first hand. That’s why I decided to devote my senior project to educating teens about the importance of a healthy lifestyle. I’ve spent the entire school year...
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The Science Behind Exercise and Cancer Recurrence

At the Center for Integrative Oncology and Survivorship (CIOS), we have emphasized for cancer survivors the benefits of exercise and a healthy diet in lowering the risk of the cancer coming back. Observational studies indicate that exercise does indeed lower the risk of the cancer coming back. Recently, an article in Cell Metabolism described research...
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Three steps to overcoming your fitness resolution failures

This was totally going to be the year, right? You were finally going to join the gym/lose weight/run a 5k/start doing yoga/ (fill in the blank with something else fitnessy). The first few weeks of January were really awesome. You made some changes, got into a rhythm … and then life happened and all of...
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Have you heard? Sitting is the new smoking.

It’s not news that the health risks of smoking are serious and life-threatening.  We’ve known for years that cigarette smoking has been linked to heart disease, stroke, many forms of cancer and early death. There’s a new behavioral villain on the rise though, and research is revealing that it could be as costly to our...
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Five simple lifestyle changes that lead to better health

Many of the problems we see daily among our patients can be managed and prevented by implementing simple lifestyle changes into everyday life. These changes can also help decrease the risk factors associated with diseases like diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Exercise. Get at least 30 minutes of exercise at least 5 days a week....
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