On the Partners for Active Living podcast,The Daily Required, we talk about the work we're doing, interview friends and partners about the ways they like to stay active, and talk with experts about the work they do as we aim to make Spartanburg a healthier place to live, work and play.
Written by Laura Ringo on December 13th 2016.
“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in”. ~Author Unknown
In this season focused on gratitude, joy, and giving, I offer a thank you to the many volunteers who… read morePosted in
Written by Liz Perry on December 6th 2016.
Since its inception in 2009, the Spartanburg Childhood Obesity Taskforce (SCOT) has brought together community partners to address epidemic levels of obesity in children in our county. Now the SCOT is joining forces with Eat Smart Move More South Carolina to become the Eat Smart Move More (ESMM) Spa… read morePosted in
Written by Ned Barrett on November 30th 2016.
This is a time of year when families get together, often with not much else to do but be a family. If you’re looking for some place to go for a nice hike, check out these three trails at Croft State Park. All are pretty easy in terms of terrain and way-finding. Each will give you a glimpse of a diff… read morePosted in
Written on November 23rd 2016.
By Jed Dearybury, PAL Volunteer, Friend and Turkey DAY 8K Star!
- What better way to prep your body for the impending caloric intake that is your Thanksgiving feast?
- You stand a pretty incredible chance of being on the news or in the paper which makes you a local celebrity.
- Th… read more
Written by Lindsey Graham on November 16th 2016.
Somehow, some way, Thanksgiving is next week. I am not sure how it happened, but it is almost time to over indulge again and again…for an entire month! I don’t know about you, but I always struggle with ways to stay active and (relatively) healthy throughout this time of year. It is so hard to pass … read morePosted in
Written by on November 8th 2016.
Here’s a random fact I just found in my research: Families in the Midwest tend to spend less of their budget on buying food then in other areas of the U.S.
Not a super important fact but an interesting one.
One of the things I never think much about is where I grocery shop. Like most people (8… read morePosted in
Written by Laura Ringo on November 2nd 2016.
Last spring the PAL board of directors and staff went through a strategic planning process to think about what PAL is doing and how that is impacting our mission. We also talked about what efforts could have an impact on our mission that we are not doing, and how current work and new possible work i… read morePosted in
Written by Liz Perry on October 25th 2016.
Partners for Active Living works to promote child wellness, develop trails and parks, and create walking and bicycling opportunities for everyone in the Spartanburg area. Helping develop green space is an integral part of all three of those focus areas.
Over the past ten years, researchers focusi… read morePosted in
Written by Ned Barrett on October 18th 2016.
If you follow our Facebook or Instagram pages (as you should!), you know that I went to Seattle a couple of weeks ago for a conference hosted by the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO). I shared some photos online, and figured I’d share a few thoughts here.
Neighborhood … read morePosted in
Written by Lindsey Graham on October 11th 2016.
Just what am I talking about here? Exercising! As much as I might not like it at times, I know that exercising is so important for my overall health and well-being. I know, I know, we have all been inundated with the studies on the importance of exercising and been told over and over again how benef… read morePosted in