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Shaw Center for Women’s Health Named Live Better Partner

Live Better, the Archbold Medical Center-led collaborative of key community leaders and partners focused on improving the overall health in Thomas County with a specific focus on reducing obesity, recently formed another partnership with a local physician practice that has committed to taking action in support of measurable Live Better goals. The Shaw Center for Women’s Health is an obstetrics and gynecology practice in Thomasville. As a Live Better partner, the Shaw Center has...



Live Better Heart and Sole Fun Run Saturday

Live Better Heart and Sole Fun Run Saturday This Saturday (February 22), Live Better, the Archbold-led collaborative of key community leaders and partners focused on improving the health in Thomas County with a specific focus on reducing obesity, will hold the third annual Live Better Heart and Sole Fun Run in honor of Heart Month. The run will promote the link between childhood obesity and heart disease. If You Go Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020 Location: Ritz Amphitheater,...



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Archbold’s Live Better Hosting Kids Fun Run

Live Better, the Archbold Medical Center-led collaborative of key community leaders focused on improving the health of the citizens of Thomas County, is hosting the third annual Live Better Heart and Sole fun run – a one-mile fun run for K-5 school children. Held in conjunction with Heart month, the run is intended to raise awareness of the connections between obesity and heart disease, while promoting living a heart-healthy lifestyle through physical fitness and healthy...



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Live Better Fit Participants Celebrate Journey

Obesity rates and prevalence of chronic diseases are typically higher in South Georgia counties compared to Georgia and U.S. averages. In fact, obesity is the common denominator with many diseases prevalent in Thomas County, including heart disease, stroke, COPD, sleep disorders, vascular disease, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, spine problems and other conditions. The top priority for Live Better, the Archbold-led collaborative of key community leaders and partners focused on improving the...



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Planet Fitness Members Find New Habits during Live Better Fit

Changing habits and getting into a new routine takes time a dedication. On average, it takes about two months for new habits to become routine. In June, Live Better, the Archbold Medical Center-led collaborative of key community leaders and partners focused on improving the overall health of the citizens of Thomas County, launched Live Better Fit (LB Fit). The 25-week wellness program is a collaboration with local businesses and gyms. The goal of LB Fit is to teach people how to lead a...



Help Your Health Survive the Holidays

As the holiday season approaches, some people tend to throw their health goals to the curb and wait to pick them back up after the New Year. Live Better is challenging you to focus on your health right through the holiday season. Whether your personal health goal is about weight loss, heart health or managing your diabetes, here are a few tips to help your health survive the holidays. Take control. Set realistic goals and be aware of your actions throughout the holidays. Maintaining your...



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BodyTrac Participants Find Support in Live Better Fit

While making the initial decision to lose weight is a personal one, having accountability and support system in place can help you stay on track with your goals. In June, Live Better, the Archbold Medical Center-led collaborative of key community leaders and partners focused on improving the overall health of the citizens of Thomas County, launched Live Better Fit (LB Fit). The 25-week wellness program is a collaboration with local businesses and gyms. The goal of LB Fit is to teach...



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Townie Members Lean on Each Other During Live Better Fit      

Accountability and a strong support system can make or break a journey towards a healthier lifestyle. And a significant other can be a strong ally when trying to lose weight. In June, Live Better, the Archbold Medical Center-led collaborative of key community leaders and partners focused on improving the overall health of the citizens of Thomas County, launched Live Better Fit (LB Fit). The 25-week wellness program is a collaboration with local businesses and gyms. The goal of LB Fit is...



Love Your Heart

Love Your Heart Did you know that one out of every four deaths in the United States is related to heart disease, which makes it the leading cause of death for both men and women in America? The term “heart disease” refers to several types of heart conditions. The most common type of heart disease is coronary artery disease (CAD), which can cause heart attack. There are several things that you can do to reduce your risk for developing heart disease. Don’t smoke Exercise...



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YMCA Members Successful with Live Better Fit

Making the decision to lose weight is a big step in wanting to live a healthier lifestyle. Finding the initial motivation to start a weight loss journey can be hard. It is a delicate balance between commitment, support, proper nutrition and exercise. However, having the right plan in place can make it easier and effective. In June, Live Better, the Archbold Medical Center-led collaborative of key community leaders and partners focused on improving the overall health of the citizens of...



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Live Better 5K Pink Run and Elite Challenge Saturday

Live Better 5K Pink Run and Elite Challenge Saturday This Saturday (September 28), Live Better, the Archbold-led community health initiative, will hold the fourth annual Live Better 5K Pink Run and Elite Challenge to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The run will help promote the link between obesity and cancer, as well early detection of breast cancer and overall healthy living. If You Go · Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019 · Location: Lewis Hall...



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How to Train for a 5K

For new runners, signing up to complete a 5K race can represent a big commitment. It takes time, dedication and proper preparation. So where should you start? “New runners need to let their physician know if they are starting a new exercise regimen, since some medical conditions may impact their ability to handle the new activity,” said Kayla O’Neal, DPT, Physical Therapist at Archbold’s Outpatient Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center. After getting clearance to start...