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16 Successes to Improve Health in 2016

March 22, 2017

Ever wonder what PAL does throughout the year to work towards our mission to make Spartanburg a more healthy and active community? Well, in our annual report we highlighted 16 successes we made towards improving health in 2016. Walking & Bicycling 3,196 BCycle trips 1,600+ Turkey Day...

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A Completely New Place: Daniel Morgan Avenue

March 15, 2017

The latest streetscape project underway in downtown Spartanburg is Daniel Morgan Avenue between St. John St. and Henry St. If you haven’t been by lately, you should walk down there because it feels like a completely new place! The redesign includes critical elements for a pedestrian-friendly...

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Things I Think About When I Ride My Bike to Work

March 8, 2017

Crossing Pine Street is more scary than dangerous. That may be an even better reason to improve it. I saw a guy wearing a high-visibility yellow safety vest while driving his car. I think that is a good idea as I could see him clearly. Maybe drivers should wear helmets, too.  I keep...

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10 Fun Ways to Get Active, Get Healthy, and Get Involved in March and April!

March 1, 2017

As the spring weather approaches, I always get excited about all the fun things I can do outside to be active and healthy! Working at PAL gives me a great lead on many exciting events happening around the community and I wanted to share a few of the ways I plan to get outside to be active, healthy...

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Warm Weather Activities

February 22, 2017

You know what’s crazy? This really nice weather in February. It’s nonsense. Furthermore, it doesn’t give me an excuse to not ride my bike to work, even if I’m feeling lazy. I’m trying to stay with my resolution this year to work out, and making biking apart of my work...

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A Look Into 2017

February 15, 2017

PAL is always trying to learn and apply important lessons about preventative health, Spartanburg, working with others, and engaging donors. As we look back on 2016, we take our "lessons learned" with us as we move forward into 2017: Collaboration is critical, messy, and...

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Small Steps Can Lead to Big Changes

February 1, 2017

Life can be overwhelming, worrying, and stressful. Contributing to that state are many bites of detailed information about how to be heathier, some of which seem contradictory. You know taking care of yourself helps with stress, but you are stressed thinking about how to find the time to exercise...

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Snow Run

January 18, 2017

I’ve challenged you to the daily adventure before, and want to tell you about a recent one I had as a means of provoking more. I’ve lived in a number of places where several inches of new snow is not an unusual weather event. But here in sunny South Carolina, four or five inches of...

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