By Dee Griffin Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas. Its job is to regulate the amount of glucose in the body. Insulin resistance happens when the cells in the body are not able to respond efficiently to insulin. When this happens, the blood sugar level will increase. OverContinue Reading

By Dee Griffin Inflammation is a natural process that is a response to injury or infection in the body. The process is a complex biological response that is designed as the body’s attempt to protect itself from harmful things such as a pathogen, damaged cells, or other irritants. If inflammationContinue Reading

Sleep is a key component for optimal physical and mental health. Many people struggle to get a restful night of sleep. Sleep is when the body has time to repair and regenerate, helps support immune function, and improves cognitive abilities. Poor sleep has been linked to a range of negativeContinue Reading

Understanding its significance and benefits By Dee Griffin In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. With so much going on, it’s important to take a step back and make our own well-being a priority. Enter self-care. Self-care is theContinue Reading

Prisma Health, in partnership with the Town of Irmo and Texas Roadhouse, presents Zumba in the Park June 23, 7-9 pm in the Irmo Community Park, Prisma Health Amphitheater, 7507 Eastview Drive in Irmo. This free event will feature a professional DJ, free bottled water, and door prizes. At the freeContinue Reading

By Dee Griffin   What if there was a ticking time bomb inside of you and you had NO idea it was there?For some people, this may be true. High blood pressure (a.k.a. hypertension) can be putting you at risk for things such as stroke, heart attack, and kidney failure.Continue Reading

Fit Body Boot Camp is opening this Monday, May 8 in Irmo. Located at 7320 Broad River Road, Suite E and F, Fit Body Boot Camp brings fat burning group workout to the Irmo area. The new Fit Body Boot Camp is owned and operated by Randy Swingle. After servingContinue Reading

Predawn PT with the sheriff is an annual event By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott kicked-off his 69 th birthday the same way hecelebrates October 3 every year – with a challenging predawn workout at the RichlandCounty Sheriff’s Department’s (RCSD) Crossfit Gym in Forest Acres: NotContinue Reading