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Enjoy a walk through an inflatable human body

STAFF REPORTS
Published on Tuesday, September 22, 2015

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Human Body: The inflatable MegaBody displayed at Upward Star Sports Center in Spartanburg through Wednesday night.
 
 

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Human Body: The inflatable MegaBody displayed at Upward Star Sports Center in Spartanburg through Wednesday night.

 

 



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Human Body front: You enter through the mouth and see the teeth, brain, lungs, heart and other internal organs.
 

 

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Human Body front: You enter through the mouth and see the teeth, brain, lungs, heart and other internal organs.

 



 



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Human Body back: View of the MegaBody from the back, showing kidneys and the stomach.
 

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Human Body back: View of the MegaBody from the back, showing kidneys and the stomach.

 

When you were in school, you learned how the body works, but have you ever wanted a closer look? You can with the help of Upward Star Center and Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) at Inside Out: An Interactive Tour of the Human Body.

Tours will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, 3-7 p.m., through the inflatable MegaBody at the Upward Star Center in Spartanburg.

You are able enter through the mouth and explore 25 areas including the lungs, bones, brain, heart and intestines. Stations at the main organs inside the MegaBody will focus on health concerns associated with each site – stroke at the brain, fractures at the bones and asthma at the lungs.

“The event is heart focused, but also looks at comprehensive wellness,” Lori Boyd, RN, coordinator of the SRHS Heart Resource Center, said. “The tour focuses on how what we eat affects the rest of the body.”

The inflatable body is 12-feet high, 15-feet wide and 50-feet long.

“The overall goal is to help people see how their lifestyles affect the body and how everything inside the body works together,” Jennifer T. Smith, RN, Spartanburg Medical Center Chest Pain Center Coordinator, said. “We want to show that good nutrition and physical activity keeps everything working optimally.”

After the tour is finished, learn hands-only CPR and other activities that will show how to keep a healthy heart.

The event is free. Visit here or call 864-560-8185 for more information.

 

 

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