Healthy SC

Encouraging South Carolinians to get healthy by going outside and exploring our beautiful state.

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6 SC Trails for the Family

April 4, 2022: It is the perfect time to get outside for a hike as spring arrives in the Palmetto State. If you’re not an experienced hiker, you can still get outside for a walk in nature. Across the state, plenty of trails are welcoming for beginners. 

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5 Reasons To Go Paddling This Summer 

Updated June 2024: Getting out on the water, whether you’re on the coast or in the Upstate, can make the heat of South Carolina summers more bearable. This summer, grab a paddle and get outside for a dose of sunshine on the water. We share five reasons to take to the water this summer. 

5 Healthy Activities To Add to Your Holiday Plans 

Dec. 1, 2022: The holiday season may be busy and stressful, but there are easy activities to add to your winter plans that can make a positive impact on your health. We share a few ideas for incorporating movement and wellness during this year's celebrations. 

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Inexpensive Ideas for Getting Outside

March 2, 2023: It can be pricey going on outdoor adventures. We gathered some ways to take advantage of South Carolina's natural resources. 

Explore South Carolina’s Seven Wonders

May 18, 2023: Visiting the seven wonders of South Carolina can be a great way to see the state. They include gorges, mountains, rivers and parks. Get outside this year to see more of what South Carolina has to offer. 

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Girl Scouts: Improve Mental Wellness With Camping 

Sept. 14, 2023: Getting outdoors can have both physical and mental health benefits. The Girl Scouts share why going camping can improve mental wellness for everyone, especially for children. 

Get Your Pickle On: Benefits of Playing Pickleball 

Feb. 29, 2024: Pickleball may be one of the fastest growing sports in the country. The sport can get you moving outside and comes with plenty of benefits no matter your fitness level.

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5 Ways To See South Carolina This Summer 

Updated June 2023: South Carolina may get hot in the summer, but summer is the perfect time to take an adventure to see the state’s many natural resources. 

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Benefits of Bird-watching and How To Get Started

April 25, 2024: Spending time outdoors can be great for your health. Consider taking up a new hobby like bird-watching. Birding can be done anytime or anywhere. Experts at with South Carolina's Audubon chapter shares how to to get started with the activity. 

How to Build a Daily Walking Habit 

Dec. 2, 2021: Get started this winter with a daily walking habit that can help you live healthier and happier. We share some ideas to get started on a new habit. 

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