What's in a serving? How to know you're eating enough fruits and veggies

We know fruits and vegetables are good for us, but to support healthy weight we need to know exactly what makes up a serving.

August 16, 2018

The Best Places to SUP in North Carolina

North Carolina's rivers, lakes, reservoirs, and coastal areas offer great SUP spots for people of all ability levels.

August 15, 2018

The Story Behind South Mountains State Park

The South Mountains are the site of Native American trade routes, an early gold discovery, and trails blazed by the CCC.

August 15, 2018

Summer '18 Ultimate Running Playlist

Are you spending the summer training or competing in a run like the OrthoCarolina Classic 10k? We asked our favorite Charlotte athletes and runners to share their favorite songs for this ultimate playlist.

August 09, 2018

It once seemed impossible – blind mother of two competes in first triathlon

Local non-profit Para Guide pairs sited guides with the visually impaired to enrich lives through physical activity

August 07, 2018

Is your child spending enough time in active learning?

Everything you need to know about active learning and suggestions for activities to start incorporating it into your child’s day.

August 06, 2018

How to Have an Adventurous Beach Getaway From Charlotte

Here's how to plan a Wilmington beach getaway that’s part outdoor adventure, part city tour, and 100% fun.

July 26, 2018

Running Cadence Counts

One of the joys of running is the ability to throw on your running shoes, hit the road and let your mind relax.

July 24, 2018

A Well Balanced Runner

As a foot and ankle provider, I often get asked a TON of questions regarding running...

July 19, 2018

48 Hours in Morganton NC

Morganton, North Carolina, boasts hyperlocal beer, farm-to-table eateries, and some of the best outdoor adventure in the Blue Ridge

July 16, 2018

Experiencing the Biltmore Estate in Asheville

The Biltmore Estate combines Victorian-era hospitality with some of the best hiking, biking, and paddling in Asheville.

July 16, 2018

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.

July 10, 2018

Cortisone Injections for Runners: Yea or Nay?

Cortisone is a corticosteroid anti-inflammatory delivered through an injection that goes directly to the site of inflammation in your body.

July 10, 2018

The Insider’s Guide to Lake Norman State Park

Some of Lake Norman State Park is home to some of the best mountain biking, trail running, kayaking, hiking, and camping in the region.

June 25, 2018

Athlete Highlights - Beer & Burpees Supporting Dream On 3

On September 22, hundreds of local athletes will come together at Beers and Burpees to work out while supporting Dream On 3, a wish-granting organization for children with illnesses and disabilities. Meet a few of the athletes who will be participating in this awesome event powered by OrthoCarolina.

June 22, 2018

The Best Outdoor Activities to Do in Charlotte with the Whole Family

Charlotte's growing greenway network, lakes and rivers, and mountain peaks offer unique outdoor adventures for families.

June 19, 2018

A Quick & Dirty Guide to the Best Mountain Biking in Winston-Salem

The hills of the Triad region offer mountain bikers pumpy ascents, fast and flowy lines and lake vistas.

June 19, 2018

World Cup Hub

From brackets to group guides that focus on teams connections to the Carolinas, our 2018 World Cup Hub is the place to go for all the latest local world cup information.

June 11, 2018

From Two ACL Tears to West Point - Patient Caroline Horne

Two ACL tears in less than a year would be difficult to come back from for most. But with hard work and a positive attitude, Charlottean Caroline Horne didn't just recover from her two ACL tears - she thrived. Learn more about how Caroline went from double injury to successful West Point student with the help of OrthoCarolina's medical team.

June 11, 2018

Plan the Perfect Beech Mountain Summer Getaway

Escape the heat and humidity this summer for a weekend with equal parts outdoor adventure and relaxation in this North Carolina town.

May 30, 2018

High Octane Performance: A Crew Member’s Determination to Stay in the Race

For Robby Maschhaupt, racing isn’t just a job. It’s his life. In fact, it’s the only job he’s ever had. Robby has been in racing for 33 years as a crew member, including Off Road racing, Indy Car, NASCAR and endurance racing. Despite facing numerous injuries, this is how he stayed in the race.

May 26, 2018

How to Pull Off the Perfect Weekend Mountain Getaway From Charlotte

Plan the perfect weekend getaway by mixing and matching these top activities, eateries, and places to stay in the North Carolina High Country.

May 22, 2018

8 Things about NASCAR That Might Surprise You

For drivers, pit crew and teams, NASCAR races are their jobs and their livelihoods, and they take their work just as seriously as anyone else. Here are eight things about NASCAR that might surprise you.

May 18, 2018

Outdoor Yoga: 4 Tips for Success

When trying yoga for the first time, many worry they don't have the right gear or look the part. Besides the beauty of practicing in nature, outdoor yoga is a great, accessible way to take a class without the pressure of mirrors or the traditional studio experience. Check out our tips for outdoor yoga success and join us June 9 for FREE classes in South Park's Symphony Park.

May 15, 2018

NASCAR's Aric Almirola: Injury Felt Like Twisting Knife In Back

Aric Almirola knew immediately following his horrendous crash at Kansas Speedway that he had a spinal injury, but the NASCAR driver said Friday he didn’t realize the severity of his broken back until he talked with doctors and learned he would be sidelined for eight to twelve weeks.

May 14, 2018