Even small increases in physical activity can improve health.
Moderate physical activity, 30 minutes a day, 10 minutes at a time,
5 days a week can reduce your risk for developing disease and disability.
This guide is intended to assist older adults and providers to quickly
identify available programs and special-needs activities located
in Richland & Lexington Counties, SC. We hope that this guide
can assist you in becoming more active!
Who We Are
This directory is the result of a 2003 survey conducted of organizations
in Lexington and Richland Counties. The University of South Carolina
Healthy Aging Research Network conducted the survey. The project
is run through the Prevention Research Center at the Arnold School
of Public Health, University of South Carolina. This effort is part
of broader national efforts to learn more about physical activity
programming for older adults through the Healthy Aging Research
Network, sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
Prevention Research Centers Program.
We would like to acknowledge contributions from Get in SHAPE Chicago
and the researchers at the University of Washington for their valuable
assistance with the design and the development of this directory.
We also thank our Community Advisory Board for their guidance and
input on this project.
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