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💪 Here are 3 ways we’re staying active this year
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Move mindfully in 2024 by trying one of these local activities. | Photo by @risecolasc
New year, same you, better habits. Looking to incorporate more movement into your routine this year? There are many benefits of regular exercise, from increased energy levels to a better mood and more.

The best way to stay consistent: finding something you enjoy doing. Identifying an activity that’s genuinely fun for you can shift your mindset from it being something you “have to do” to being something you are excited to do. (This will make it easier to plan + stick with your routine.)

Pro tip: The overall goal is movement. It’s not about having a rigorous workout routine — it’s about moving mindfully, being kind to yourself + your body, and having fun.

Here are a few ways to get started:

🏔️ Get outdoors

There’s a host of benefits to spending time outside, getting more grounded, and reigniting our connection with nature. Grab your walking (or running — if you’re feeling up to it) shoes, your bike, maybe even your roller blades, and head to the West Columbia Riverwalk, Congaree National Park, or one of these hiking spots or local parks. Temps too low to get outside? Keep reading.

🧘 Find your zen

Explore the mind-body connection by taking a yoga class at Studio Fire, Fit Columbia, or another local studio. Yoga is a great way to work on strength and balance, and it’s not a stretch to say it’s a proven way to relieve stress and stay mentally healthy.

👟 Bring the gym to you

Don’t have time to head out? Enter: An online at-home workout platform like Pvolve. At-home workouts are a great way to stay consistent, and Pvolve has a variety of low-impact workouts to help tone, strengthen, and sculpt.

Bonus: Scroll to the bottom of this email to check out Prisma Health’s free fitness videos.

Here’s to finding ways to move that feel good in 2024, Cola. Just remember, we think you’re doing great.
What’s your favorite way to stay active?

A. Walking or running outdoors
B. Taking group exercise classes
C. Working out at home
D. Other
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  • Chair Aerobics for Adults | Wednesdays | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Richland Library Cooper, 5317 Trenholm Rd. | Free | A low-impact class for adults of any age to work movement into their routine and burn calories + build strength.
  • Yoga in the Galleries | Monday, February 12 | 6-7 p.m. | Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main St. | $12-$15 | Local instructor Dre Drummond will lead guests in a flow that combines yoga, movement + sound healing among the art in the CMA galleries.
  • Sandhills Trail Race Series | Saturday, February 17-Sunday, February 18 | 9 a.m.-until | Sesquicentennial State Park, 9564 Two Notch Rd. | $35-$85 | A competitive trail race featuring multiple categories, from a 7.5-mile race, 25K and 50K to a 30-hour run.
  • Stop the Bleed Training | Tuesday, February 13 | 6-7 p.m. | Prisma Health Richland Hospital, 9 Richland Medical Park Dr., Classroom 130 | Free | A training course to learn quick and effective techniques to use in case of a life-threatening bleeding emergency.
  • Spring Artisan Market | Saturday, March 2 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Doko Meadows Park, 171 Langford Rd., Blythewood | Free | Stroll and shop from artisans, crafters, bakers, farmers + other vendors at this family-friendly market.
News Notes
Try This
  • When was the last time you tried something for the first time? This list of adult classes in and around Columbia has you covered — from ways to test your athletic abilities to getting creative to even learning a new skill (think: cooking + mixology).
  • Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and whether you’ve been dating someone for five months or five years, there are traits that can make or break a relationship. Check out this list of dating red flags, unhealthy relationship traits, and signs that point to a healthy relationship.
  • Families know the feeling. Your child comes home from school sick, and soon, the whole family is too. Share these tips with your kids to help stop the spread of germs at school this season.
  • Be-leaf it or not, winter is a good time to start preparing a garden. Now is a prime time to shop for seeds, do some routine maintenance, and even sow certain plants. Here’s how to prep your garden + what to plant in the winter months.
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