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Are My Shoes to Blame? Common Foot Problems & How to Minimize Pain

Wearing shoes that fit poorly can lead to a myriad of problems, from minor foot discomfort to stress fractures and meniscus tears.

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The Top 3 Ways to Spend Your Rest Day

Rest days give your muscles time to heal from the stress of physical activity while giving your mind an opportunity to reset.

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7 Ways to Lower Blood Sugar

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that without changes in diet and exercise habits, one in three Americans will develop type 2 diabetes. The good news is that most cases can be prevented.

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Hiking for Beginners: Where to Start & How to Stay Safe

The weather is warm, trails are open and the great outdoors is calling. Wherever you go, keep these tips in mind for a fun and safe hike.

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How to Choose the Right Athletic Shoes

Choosing the right athletic shoe for your foot is key to moving comfortably, efficiently and safely. Get to know your foot type and follow the tips above to choose an athletic shoe that’s right for you.

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Are You Underfueling?

Underfueling means not eating enough or not eating the right types of foods. If you’ve been underfueling, eating more of the right foods at the right time can help you achieve the intensities and results you have been missing.

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How To Stay Fit From Home If You're Feeling Bored & Unmotivated

Take a look at why it's so important to have an at-home workout routine in place — and how to keep it up even when you're feeling listless or unenergized. 

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Stretches for Runners: How to Warm Up & Cool Down

How you prime your body for a run and how you recover afterward influence your overall performance. PTA Mary Jean McKinnon explains dynamic and static stretches to enhance your next run.

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Nordic Walking for a Full-Body Workout

Nordic walking, or pole walking, is a low-impact, full-body exercise that combines strength and cardiovascular fitness.

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9 Ways to Get Outdoors and Help Your Community and Why It’s Important For Your Kids

Being good stewards to the environment is a great way to support your community and bring your family together, and the earlier you start, the better.

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How to Get a Stronger Core & Better Posture

Your core strength and posture are more linked than you might think. Learn why they're crucial to your overall physical health, how they're related and ways you can improve both.

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8 Ways to Keep Your Knees Healthy as You Age

Knee pain is a common problem, especially for older adults. Over the years, your knees endure a lot of wear and tear as you fight against gravity to move and walk.

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College Athletics During a Pandemic

PA Jeffrey Dabkowski explores the unique challenges of managing Davidson College's NCAA Division 1 student-athletes from afar.

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Health At Home Video Series - Week 4

Ease your joints with 10 minutes of gentle yoga and boost your immune system with 5 simple tips. Here's week 4 of our Health at Home Video Series in partnership with SweatNet Charlotte.

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8 Fun Activities You Can Enjoy Outside with Your Kids

Children are a great motivator for getting out of the house and into the outdoors.

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How to Spice Up Your Running Routine

Whether you log 2 or 20 miles, changing up your running or jogging routine will keep your workouts effective, interesting and even fun.

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Health At Home Video Series - Week 3

Build strength with a 10-minute workout for all ages and discover 5 simple ways to manage stress. Here's week 3 of our Health at Home Video Series in partnership with SweatNet Charlotte.

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4 Effective Workouts You Can Do At Home

You don't need fancy gym equipment to work up a good sweat. With only a few empty square feet in your home or yard, you can complete any of these simple and effective workouts.

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Safe Exercises to Combat Low-Back & Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy

Routine exercise may help prepare muscles for childbirth and prevent or lessen back and pelvic pain commonly experienced during pregnancy.

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Health at Home Video Series - Week 2

Relax with a 10-minute meditation and power through the afternoon with a 10-minute mat pilates workout. Here's week 2 of our Health at Home Video Series in partnership with SweatNet Charlotte.

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12 Tips to be Successful with Work at Home Jobs

Whether you’re navigating remote employment temporarily or pursuing an at-home career full time, these tips will help you make the most of the opportunity. 

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The Benefits Of Yoga And How To Get Started

To help introduce you to yoga, we enlisted Annie Clarke, Lululemon yoga ambassador and creator of yoga, recipe and lifestyle website Mind Body Bowl, to discuss the benefits and provide some tips on where to begin, including guides to some of the most common poses you’re likely to try in your first few lessons.

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Let It Go – 7 Yoga Poses to De-stress & Recenter

With so many changes ongoing in our communities, you may have started to notice subsequent stress in your body. It’s important to take time to focus inward with compassion to reduce stress and recenter.

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Virtual Orthopedic Urgent Care Now Open on Weekends

Even in the midst of a pandemic, orthopedic injuries happen. You can now access OrthoCarolina’s Orthopedic Urgent Care (OUC) on the weekends through a video visit.

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Health at Home Video Series - Week 1

Wake up your body with an 8-minute stretch routine and sneak movement into every day in 5 simple steps. Here's week 1 of our Health at Home Video Series in partnership with SweatNet Charlotte.

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