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Lighten Up 4 Life

Pardee is a proud participant in Lighten Up 4 Life. There are so many good resources available for anyone looking to have a healthier lifestyle. If you are looking for some healthy receipts click here to check out a huge variety of choices. Some events coming up to help you get active include the Apple Festive 8k that will be on September 3rd at 8 am.  You can register by clicking here. It's $28 if you per-register and $35 day of the race. Hike for Health will also be held on September 24th at 10 am. This hike will be at Chimney Rock. Get more information here. Also, coming soon on September 5th there will be a new mobile app to help you stay on track conveniently by using your phone. I'll be posting updated information as it gets closer to launching!

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Health & Wellness Series - Tip #7

The Mix 96.5 Health & Wellness Series brought to you by Pardee Hospital highlights a health and wellness tip each week, this week focuses on warmer weather workouts and getting geared up for the sunny days ahead of us.  Weekly tips are shared on the Mix 96.5 Health & Wellness Series page. Check it out online, listen at work, while you’re driving, or sign up for At-Work Perks and have tips emailed directly to you. I've checked out the weather for this weekend, and if you haven't seen it for yourself, look here.  It looks like a good weekend to kick-start your outdoor workout routine!  If you're looking for something active and fun to do with your family or a furry friend outdoors, try going hiking and check out the beautiful waterfalls you have right in your backyard here in Western, NC.  Some of our favorite trails are out at DuPont State Forest, Pisgah National Forest and Chimney Rock State Park.  Create your very own Hike to Health - make memories, burn some calories and maybe even meet some new friends on the trails. Don’t forget to check out the community calendar. Click on the photo below to read our warmer weather workout tips and to see the entire list of wellness tips from week one through seven.

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Pardee sponsors second annual Joyful Birth and Breastfeeding Expo

The second annual Joyful Birth and Breastfeeding Expo will be held on Saturday, March 12, in the common area of the Asheville Mall. The event is free with activities going on throughout the day. Families, students, birth advocates and anyone who is interested in a healthy pregnancy or breastfeeding is encouraged to attend.  This year’s expo will include inspiring birth and breastfeeding films, dozens of mother-friendly informational vendors and speakers including Barbara Davenport, CNM, with Pardee Nurse-Midwifery.  There will also be a maternity fashion show sponsored by the MotherLove Program of the YWCA, a child activity area, and a number of give-away prizes and raffles including a free keepsake photo for each family. Internationally known author, Barbara Harper, RN, CD, CCE, is the featured speaker. She will also be offering a water birth workshop on Friday, March 11, at Pardee Hospital in the Jamison Conference Room from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The workshop costs $40 which includes lunch.  To register for the water birth workshop, please visit the events page on the BirthNetwork website. BirthNetwork of WNC is hosting the event and is a chapter of the national non-profit, BirthNetwork dedicated to providing families with information on mother-friendly maternity care and healthy birth options.

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Health & Wellness Series - Tip #6

The Mix 96.5 Health & Wellness Series brought to you by Pardee Hospital highlights a health and wellness tip each week, this week's tip is  "CPR in 3 simple steps". Weekly tips are shared on the Mix 96.5 Health & Wellness Series page. Check it out online, listen at work, while you’re driving, or sign up for At-Work Perks and have tips emailed directly to you. Don’t forget to check out the community calendar. Click on the photo below to read about CPR tips  and to see the entire list of wellness tips from week one through six.

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A Home Treatment Kit for Super Bowl Suffering

Every year scientists report that watching the Super Bowl is somehow unhealthy, even dangerous. Large bowls of snacks encourage overeating. Traffic accidents may increase after the game, too. This year, a study in the journal Clinical Cardiology released on Monday warns that a loss by the hometown team in the big game leads to "increased deaths in both men and women, and especially older patients." Read more online here. ...and may you have a healthy and happy Super Bowl Sunday.  Go (insert your team of choice here)!

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