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.



Warm Weather Activities

Written by on February 22nd 2017.

You know what’s crazy? This really nice weather in February. It’s nonsense. Furthermore, it doesn’t give me an excuse to not ride my bike to work, even if I’m feeling lazy. I’m trying to stay with my resolution this year to work out, and making biking apart of my work day means it’s inevitable that … read more

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A Look Into 2017

Written by Laura Ringo on February 15th 2017.

PAL is always trying to learn and apply important lessons about preventative health, Spartanburg, working with others, and engaging donors. As we look back on 2016, we take our "lessons learned" with us as we move forward into 2017:

  1. Collaboration is critical, messy, and exciting; Eat Smart Mov… read more
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Small Steps Can Lead to Big Changes

Written by Liz Perry on February 1st 2017.

Life can be overwhelming, worrying, and stressful. Contributing to that state are many bites of detailed information about how to be heathier, some of which seem contradictory. You know taking care of yourself helps with stress, but you are stressed thinking about how to find the time to exercise mo… read more

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Snow Run

Written by Ned Barrett on January 18th 2017.

I’ve challenged you to the daily adventure before, and want to tell you about a recent one I had as a means of provoking more.

I’ve lived in a number of places where several inches of new snow is not an unusual weather event. But here in sunny South Carolina, four or five inches of fluffy powder … read more

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New Year's Resolutions

Written by Lindsey Graham on January 11th 2017.

It’s officially 2017 and the gyms are officially packed with people fulfilling their New Year’s resolutions. While I might (only occasionally!) get slightly annoyed at being pushed to the back of the class when I am actually still five minutes early, I am very happy to see people trying to be more a… read more

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Happy New Year!

Written by on January 4th 2017.

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you had a wonderful holiday.

As we enter the New Year, I look forward to seeing all the wonderful projects Spartanburg has undertaken! PAL is already in the midst of many exciting projects. For one, the Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail Park has had continual progre… read more

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Help Build an Active Community

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 more

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My Three Favorite (Shorter) Hikes at Croft State Park

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 more

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Top Ten Reasons You Should Run The GHS Turkey Day 8K

Written on November 23rd 2016.

​By Jed Dearybury, PAL Volunteer, Friend and Turkey DAY 8K Star!

  1. What better way to prep your body for the impending caloric intake that is your Thanksgiving feast?
  1. You stand a pretty incredible chance of being on the news or in the paper which makes you a local celebrity.
  1. Th… read more
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