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Slim down this holiday season

Lighten Up 4 Life is your community weight-loss challenge. Start the new year off right with Lighten Up 4 Life! It’s about more than losing inches and pounds; it’s about living a healthier life. And when you join as a team, studies have proven that you have better results. Here you’ll find all the resources you need to be successful, but it’s up to you to make the commitment. Next 16-week session begins Jan. 3. Click here to join. The Pardee Rehab and Wellness Center along with the Pardee Health Education Center offers several classes and options to help you and your Lighten Up 4 Life team to keep off the pounds this holiday season. Click here to see a calendar of events and classes. When you don't have time for a class, every little bit of activity counts toward balancing out calories eaten. Here are some general numbers to spark your interest: High burn activities (per 30 min): Mild stretching/yoga - 85 calories Ice skating - 238 calories Sledding - 238 calories Shoveling snow - 238 calories Decorating a Christmas tree - 85 calories Shopping - 78 calories Baking/food preparation (no munching) - 136 calories Unloading the car - 102 calories Low burn activities (per 30 min): Writing Christmas cards - 61 calories Reading/sitting - 44 calories Standing in line holding items - 68 calories Wrapping gifts - 51 calories Socializing/standing - 61 calories Playing cards - 51 calories Slim down this holiday season and supplement your weekly activities with time at the Pardee Rehab and Wellness Center and the Pardee Health Education Center. For questions or general wellness information, contact Emily Van Eman, Medical Wellness Coordinator at (828) 698-6774. The Pardee Rehab and Wellness Center is located at 212-B Thompson Street in Hendersonville beside Epic Theatres. For questions regarding classes at the Pardee Health Education Center call 1-866-790-WELL.  The Pardee Health Education Center is located in the Blue Ridge Mall on Four Seasons Boulevard.

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