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Commercial Shoot for Hike to Health

[gallery link="file" order="DESC"] A group of us went hiking today at Chimney Rock to film a commercial for our next Hike to Health to take place on Saturday, Oct. 23at Chimney Rock located at Chimney Rock State Park.  We wanted to give you a behind the scenes sneak peak at a few of the shots you will see in the commercial, and also a look at some of the views you will be able to enjoy if you register for Hike to Health. Filming the commercial was videographer, Ben, with The Obsidian Collective, located on Main Street in Hendersonville.  We had a few extras join us as the commercial talent, including two furry friends, Bear and Olive.  Talent also included Tiffany, Rick, Rob, Dale, Ester and myself.  Ben filmed our group hiking the Hickory Nut Falls trail at Chimney Rock up to the base of Hickory Nut Falls. Ben collected enough footage for at least a five minute television ad, but unfortunately our commercial won't be quite that long.  In the next couple of days, I will go to the Obsidian Collective and record the voice-over for the commercial.  Be sure to check out the blog in the next couple of weeks when we post the commercial, and be sure to watch for our ads on your local television stations and in the newspaper! Enjoy the photos from the commercial shoot, it was a beautiful morning for a hike.  We hope you will join us for the next Hike to Health on October 23.  Registration opens today!  Call 1-866-790-WELL to register. -L

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It's not to late to sign up

The new year of Lighten Up 4 Life started September 1st, but you can sign up anytime here. Lighten Up 4 Life is a community-wide weight loss challenge that’s FREE to join! This  program provides you resources such as; healthy recipes, cooking videos, exercise videos and loads of local events to help you lose weight.

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Get your boots ready, we're going hiking again!

[gallery link="file" order="DESC"] Hike to Health was such a great success back in June, that we have decided to have a fall Hike to Health on October 23.  Be sure to save-the-date for the hiking event of the season that you will not want to miss. Our second Hike to Health will take place at Chimney Rock State Park in Chimney Rock, N.C.  We will be offering three different hikes to accommodate all skill levels: 1) Great Woodland Adventure - .6 mile guided trail which includes 12 discovery stations for kids and the kids-at-heart 2) 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) 3) 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. Stay tuned for more details about this event and for registration to open in September.  Get your boots ready, we're going hiking again! -L

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Pardee physical therapist to present shoulder pain seminar

Jason Morgan, a licensed physical therapist at Pardee Hospital, will host a presentation about shoulder pain on Thur., Aug. 12 from 3 until 4:30 p.m. at the Pardee Health Education Center.  Registration is required for this free presentation by calling 1-866-790-WELL (9355). Shoulder pain is a common problem that can interfere with daily activities, and it is important to understand the cause of the pain in order to apply the appropriate treatment. This free presentation will focus on causes of shoulder pain and the range of treatments available from medication and therapy to stretching exercises. The Pardee Health Education Center located in the Blue Ridge Mall is a unique community outreach program of the hospital that provides an array of services from health fairs and screenings to seminars and support groups. Last year, the center provided more than 10,000 free and low-cost screenings to community members.

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August Events

From fitness classes to cooking demos to health screenings, here are the events going on at Pardee in August.  To see a full event schedule, visit our calendar. Call 1-866-790-WELL (9355) to register for classes.

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