Hiking, Biking, Camping, Fishing & Paddling in North Carolina’s 4 National Forests

North Carolina’s national forests offer world class hiking, climbing, mountain biking, and backcountry camping,

November 15, 2018

48 Hours of Adventure in Charlotte

Your guide to 48 hours of outdoor adventure and great food, drinks, and entertainment in Charlotte.

November 15, 2018

A Quick & Dirty Guide to Winston-Salem's Trail Running Scene

A guide to training programs, local clubs, and other resources to help you plug in to Winston-Salem's trail running scene.

November 15, 2018

Small Steps to Big Strides: Proper Foot Care for Those Who Need it Most

Shoes are for more than just walking. Especially in the cold months of winter, they become critical when it comes to health and well-being.

November 14, 2018

OrthoCarolina's "Shake Ya Tail Feather" Thanksgiving Workout

Thanksgiving is upon us once again. That means lots of family time, lots of football and well, lots of food. To help alleviate some of the damage that second round of desserts left, Tyler Brady, physical therapist at OrthoCarolina's University physical therapy clinic, helped us come up a lower body circuit. 

November 14, 2018

Opt Outside - The Ultimate Guide to a Carolinas Outdoor Adventure

Rather than spending the Friday after Thanksgiving shopping, OrthoCarolina encourages you to #OptOutside with our guides to hiking, biking and exploring the Carolinas.

November 13, 2018

Seven Habits for Highly Healthy Holidays

The holiday season is upon us. It’s the time of the year to enjoy celebrating and spending time with family and friends; however, for many, it’s also the time of the year that disrupts schedules and interrupts progress with health goals.

November 12, 2018

Going Cold Turkey: What Our Docs Won't Eat at Thanksgiving

While many of our docs like to cook up a storm during the holidays, even they can be picky when it comes to what they put on their plates.

November 09, 2018

A Simple Way to Improve Your Running

While there may be no perfect way to run for everyone, we can all benefit from a few tips that can improve running efficiency.

November 09, 2018

The Best Backcountry Camping Close to Charlotte

Near Charlotte you'll find remote mountains, undeveloped lakes and rivers, and even old-growth forest.

October 31, 2018

OrthoCarolina's Halloween Workout

This circuit workout is all tricks so you can have a few more of those delicious treats!

October 23, 2018

How Aric Almirola Won at Talladega a Year and a Half after Breaking His Back

Aric Almirola won the 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday, October 14, 2018 in the No. 10 Smithfield Ford for Stewart-Haas Racing, marking his second-career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory. For Almirola, it was a sweet taste of success after a nearly-devastating injury in a wreck at Kansas Speedway in 2017 when he suffered a compression fracture to his T5 vertebra.

October 22, 2018

Why Tennis Elbow Can Serve Up Real Pain

Tennis elbow is tendinosis of a muscle called the extensor carpi radialis brevis, which affects the tendon attached to the bone on the outer part of the elbow. When that tendon is damaged from overuse, it can cause weakness and pain around the area that often also radiates into the arm. 

October 22, 2018

Your Guide to a Multisport Weekend in Burke County

Your guide to hang gliding, hiking, biking, paddling, and more in North Carolina's Burke County.

October 17, 2018

8 Family-Friendly Outdoor Adventures in Morganton, NC

We highlight best ways for families to explore the mountains, rivers, and lakes surrounding Morganton, North Carolina.

October 05, 2018

Scenic Road Cycling Rides Near Charlotte

Road cyclists in Charlotte can take an easy ride along a greenway or tackle some distance on scenic, rural roads.

September 26, 2018

8 Reasons Charlotte is an Awesome City for Outdoor Lovers

Four-season outdoor recreation opportunities and a focus on healthy, active living make Charlotte a great city for people who love the outdoors.

September 26, 2018

#TheFreeWorkout: Now in Fort Mill and Rock Hill

New locations in Rock Hill and Fort Mill, South Carolina

September 14, 2018

The Ultimate Winston-Salem Bucket List for Fall

The golden days of fall are prime time for hiking, biking, paddling, and playing outdoors in Winston-Salem.

September 06, 2018

Join the Trend: 3 Ways to Make Cauliflower Gnocchi

Cauliflower gnocchi is flying off the shelves at Trader Joe's. Get inspired with three ways to make these carb-saving potato substitutes.

August 30, 2018

How to Get Started With Mountain Biking in Charlotte

Charlotte is home to miles of beginner-friendly trails, group rides, instructional clinics, and events where you can gather with other riders.

August 27, 2018

OC on the Sidelines – How one Physician Assistant Keeps High School Athletes in the Game

If you’ve been to a local high school sports event, you may have seen OrthoCarolina staff on the sidelines. We learn from one PA how they keep athletes safe during competition.

August 22, 2018

4 Tips to Prevent Injury When You Workout

Whether you’re starting a routine from scratch or you’re a seasoned athlete, a focus on injury prevention will keep you in the game

August 17, 2018