Paddling Around Winston-Salem: An Insider's Guide to Getting on the Water This Summer

Paddling Around Winston-Salem: An Insider's Guide to Getting on the Water This Summer

If paddling in North Carolina conjures up images of running whitewater in the western reaches of the state and sea kayaking the coast, you may be missing out on one of N.C.’s most diverse paddling destinations.
Stuck at a Desk? Sneaky Ways to Fit in a Workout

Stuck at a Desk? Sneaky Ways to Fit in a Workout

Just because you're stuck at a desk doesn't mean you can't fit exercise into your day.
Soccer Injuries: Preparation is the Key to Prevention

Soccer Injuries: Preparation is the Key to Prevention

Prevention of injuries is key for all ages and all sports.
Swimming As Exercise: Advice from a Physical Therapist

Swimming As Exercise: Advice from a Physical Therapist

Swimming is a powerful form of exercise. It can help reduce stress levels, improve your mood, give you better sleep, increase your overall strength and increase your endurance and cardiovascular capacity.
Warm Up Right for Soccer Performance and Prevention

Warm Up Right for Soccer Performance and Prevention

These days, most people usually agree that athletes should be doing some type of warm up prior to taking the field, including sports like soccer. What is less clear is exactly what that warm up should look like. Just jogging or doing prolonged hold, stretching is inadequate, and may actually do more harm than good.
Gluteus Medius – A Lesser Known But Important Muscle

Gluteus Medius – A Lesser Known But Important Muscle

Modern culture and lifestyle often means that many of us sit…sometimes almost all day. Whether in the office, in traffic, at home or just relaxing, sitting frequently can weaken an important muscle – the gluteus medius.
Adventures on Land and Water: An Adrenaline-Filled Day at the U.S. National Whitewater Center

Adventures on Land and Water: An Adrenaline-Filled Day at the U.S. National Whitewater Center

Don’t let its name fool you: The U.S. National Whitewater Center covers not only water (white and flat) but enough land and even air-based adventures to delight any stripe of outdoor enthusiast, even those who have never handled a paddle before.
SNST Launches a Weekly Newsletter and Radio Show

SNST Launches a Weekly Newsletter and Radio Show

We’re partnering with local sports medicine giant OrthoCarolina to bring you even more locally-brewed goodness here at Soccer ‘n’ Sweet Tea.
Is it time to lace up the cleats?

Is it time to lace up the cleats?

A former professional soccer player’s perspective on playing the sport
What to Expect When You Start Cycling

What to Expect When You Start Cycling

Tori Kanizer is the youngest cyclist on OrthoCarolina Winston Women’s Cycling team. As an upcoming junior at Milligan College, Tori balances the rigorous training that comes with a cycling schedule with schoolwork and a social life.
10 Must-Do Summer Adventures in Winston-Salem

10 Must-Do Summer Adventures in Winston-Salem

Here’s how to hit the trail, take to the air, and get on the water with 10 recommended picks to satisfy your inner adventurer this summer in Winston-Salem.
One of the Most Important People in NASCAR You Might Not Know

One of the Most Important People in NASCAR You Might Not Know

You can find him at nearly every race, hauling a large backpack full of supplies, walking like he’s on a mission. Over the course of a race he’ll walk a total of around seven or eight miles. He’s there because he knows the sport inside and out. He can offer up NASCAR history, facts and trivia on demand. But he’s not who you might think.
Trail Running in Asheville

Trail Running in Asheville

Video powered by OrthoCarolina thru a partnership with RootsRated.com
Training Like a Cyclist

Training Like a Cyclist

Have you ever wondered what exactly goes into cycling? Sure, we see cyclists on the road on a daily basis, but there is so much more to training for racing bikes than a relaxing bike ride. It’s all about strategy, focus and more importantly, specificity of training.
Urban Exploration in the Queen City: Charlotte's Increasingly Awesome Trail Network

Urban Exploration in the Queen City: Charlotte's Increasingly Awesome Trail Network

Whether you call it urban hiking or being a tourist in your own city, Charlotte is making it easier to ditch the car and explore the Queen City by foot
Running: How to Train When You're Not Hitting the Pavement

Running: How to Train When You're Not Hitting the Pavement

For some reason or another, you’ve decided to sign up for a race. Maybe it has been a personal goal of yours for some time or you just wanted to run it with some friends. Whatever the case, you may be wondering what else you need to do besides log your weekly mileage.
Running 101 for Beginner Runners

Running 101 for Beginner Runners

As the weather gets warmer, it seems like more and more runners start hitting the pavement. It can be motivating seeing others hit their stride, so to speak. If you’ve never run before, you might want to slow down and make a plan before lacing up your shoes.
Lake Norman State Park - Trail Running

Lake Norman State Park - Trail Running

The multi-purpose trails at Lake Norman State Park are some of the fastest flowing around Charlotte
Yoga for Enhanced Sports Performance

Yoga for Enhanced Sports Performance

Typically, competitive athletes focus on strength training with weights. Building strength and muscle mass has its benefits but also dramatically decreases overall flexibility.
Avoiding Injuries while Gardening

Avoiding Injuries while Gardening

Spring is here and after a winter of decreased physical activity, gardening is a great way to get exercise that is low-impact and healthy. Injuries occur very often due to using the wrong tools for the job, repetitive motion, lifting, and twisting with heavy loads. We need to realize that gardening requires strength and flexibility to prevent injuries.