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Last day to register for Hike to Health

Today is the last day to register for Hike to health at Chimney Rock. Call 1-866-790-WELL (9355) to register.

Here is what you get:
  • One of our famous long-sleeve Hike to Health T-shirts
  • Registration includes admission to the park all day. Click here to see what else you can do there.
  • If you pay an extra $5 at the day of the hike at the ticket counter, you’ll get an unlimited visits for a year pass. That’s a total of $20.
  • Children 6-15 years are $5 to register. Children under 6 years of age are free, but still must be registered.
  • You get 20% off at the Old Rock Cafe that day.
  • There will also be other giveaways that day.
Here is what the hikes are like:
  • Great Woodland Adventure – .6 mile guided trail which includes 12 discovery stations for kids and the kids-at-heart
  • Hickory Nut Falls Trail – leisurely .75 mile hike to the base of the 404 ft. tall Hickory Nut Falls (one of the highest waterfalls east of the Mississippi River) (1.5 total round trip hike)
  • Four Seasons Trail – moderate to strenuous trail which starts at the meadows parking area and runs all the way to the top of the mountain (with access to Hickory Nut Falls) – Four Seasons Trail alone is .6 miles, once it connects to Hickory Nut Falls Trail this adds on an additional .5 miles, making for a total round trip of approximately 2.2 miles
  • Click here to view a Chimney Rock trail map for more information.
Here are our sponsors: We would like to extend a special thank you to our Hike to Health sponsors, volunteers and the staff of Chimney Rock for helping to make this event possible.

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Hike to Health :: Wednesday is last day to register

Wednesday is the last day to register for Hike to Health. If you are planning on doing the hike, make sure and register as soon as possible the hike fills up quickly. Remember that with registration you get :
  • One of our famous long-sleeve Hike to Health T-shirts
  • Registration includes admission to the park all day. Click here to see what else you can do there.
  • If you pay an extra $5 at the day of the hike at the ticket counter, you’ll get an unlimited visits for a year pass. That’s a total of $20.
  • Children 6-15 years are $5 to register. Children under 6 years of age are free, but still must be registered.
  • You get 20% off at the Old Rock Cafe that day.
  • There will also be other giveaways that day.
Register for the hike at 1-866-790-WELL (9355) Click here for details about the hike. We look forward to seeing you there.

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Lighten Up 4 Life Summer Challenge 2011

Congratulations to the FAB FOUR of Pardee Hospital for winning the Summer Challenge 2011! They lost 3.63% of weight and 26.5lbs. Great work ladies!!! Lighten Up 4 Life Winners! Top – Karen Morris, Cathy Jenkins Bottom – Angel Lindsey, Evelyn Davis

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LightenUp4Life

Pardee Hospital is pleased to congratulate the winners of Lighten Up 4 Life. The Fab Four of Pardee Hospital were the over all winners of losing 26.5 lbs! The over all winner was Cindy Hagat from Pardee Hospital who lost 13lbs! To see all the ranks for the Lighten Up 4 Life teams visit the website. Just a reminder that the new mobile app has launched for smart phones. Make sure to check it out. It came just in time for the new round of weight lose groups to sign up! Get a group together or make the commitement to yourself and sign up today for the newest challenge! Smart Phone App Sign Up!

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Lighten Up 4 Life

Lighten Up 4 Life’s next 16-week challenge begins September 5 and runs through December 16, 2011. It’s never too late, you can register at anytime. Free Online Exercise Videos & Tips To Help You Stay Active! Exercise Videos We’ve done the research to find you online resources that are FREE and reliable. This list of exercise videos includes; yoga, strength training, cardio, water aerobics and more!
  • Workoutz - Ab exercise videos,  arm, chest, triceps, back, total body, yoga, stretch and more that you can play online, download to an ipod or print.
  • Exercisetv- Free full-length workouts, mini workouts, sculpting, cardio, yoga, strength training and more all online and all free.
  • BodyBuilding – Free strength training instructional videos and workout plans.
  • AsktheTrainer – Free short-instructional videos that include upper body, lower body, by exercise equipment, core exercise and more.
  • Watergym - Free water aerobics exercise chart and free online video water aerobic exercises.
  • SparkPeople – Sign up for free and you’ll have access to; Bootcamp, core, ab, Pilates workouts and more. There’s even a 15-minute desk workout video you can do on your lunch hour! (They also have great recipes and food plans)
  • Prevention – They provide you with a number of short “Dance It Off:videos that include HipHop, ballet, jazz and more!
For all of these links and more information about exercise, check out Lighten Up 4 Life’s Exercise Page Exercise Tips
  • Eating before you exercise. According to experts at Mayo Clinic, you should fuel your workout by eating. So, if you exercise in the morning that means getting up early enough to eat breakfast or a snack before your workout.  But, make sure you allow the appropriate time for your food to digest before you begin exercising. Here are some general rules to follow:
    • Large meals. Eat these at least three to four hours before exercising.
    • Small meals. Eat these two to three hours before exercising.
    • Small snacks. Eat these an hour before exercising.
  • Common barriers to exercising. Time, being too tired or thinking exercise is boring are all common barriers. Here are some suggestions to overcome these barriers.
    • Too little time to workout? Stop making excuses and come up with simple solutions to add a little exercise to your day, like getting up a little earlier, going out for a brief walk at lunch or instead of sitting at the movies on a Saturday afternoon, go for a bike ride with friends and family.
    • Exercise is boring. This is a very common problem and excuse for not exercising but changing up your exercise routine by:
      • Dancing with friends instead of walking on the treadmill
      • Learning how to strength train with weights
      • Challenge yourself to walk or run a 5k race in your community
      • Create an exercise group in your neighborhood or at work
      • Self conscious about how you look exercising.
        • If you're uncomfortable exercising around others, go solo at first. Try an exercise video. Or consider investing in a stationary bicycle or a treadmill.
        • Remember that as you become fitter and more comfortable exercising, your self-confidence is likely to improve as well.
      • Too tired or no energy to exercise? Without exercise, you have a tendency to feel drained but if you exercise it can increase your energy. Just get started!
  • Setting exercise goals: Map out a walking or running route and set your goals to go a little farther every day. Check out our link to a “Map Your Route”
Speaking of goals! Get ready to run the Saturday September 3, 2011 in Hendersonville. Click here for more details For more of these tips about exercise, check out Lighten Up 4 Life’s Exercise Page Recipes.com Healthy & Light Recipes Golden Pineapple Sorbet Tomato & Turkey Soup Great Gazpacho Soup Huli Huli Pork Slow-Cooker Spaghetti Sauce You’ll find these recipes and more on the Lighten Up 4 Life Recipe’s Page Lighten Up 4 Life Cooking Video Curried Chicken Salad from Ellie Krieger Find this cooking video and recipe on the Lighten Up 4 Life Recipe’s Page
Local Events Apple Festival 8k Saturday September 3 8:00am Hendersonville, NC More info WNC Villainous Viper 2011 Bike Race Saturday September 10 8am Asheville, NC More info North Buncombe Trail Mix 5K Saturday September 10 8:00am Asheville, NC More info Remember the Lighten Up 4 Life team that loses the greatest percentage of weight over the 16-week program September 5 – December 16, 2011will wins prizes. In order to win, you will need to Submit Your Weight every Monday online at Lighten Up 4 Life.

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