For decades we have been told exposure to bacteria is bad for us, and so we use antibacterial everything, take antibiotics like candy, and consume pasteurized, bleached and processed foods. Is it possible these habits could be hurting our health more than they are helping us?
Western Carolina’s vertical relief provides plenty of options for any level of climber, including beginner routes off the Blue Ridge Parkway.
As the New Year approaches many people make New Year’s resolutions. One very popular resolution is to begin exercising. For women in particular, it can be difficult to battle weight gain with age due in part to hormonal imbalances and the prevalence of estrogen.
Ramblin’ Rose Triathlon training lays a foundation for success in any sport.
Imagine walking, running, swimming and cycling, all physically tied to another person. For the visually impaired, it’s the only way they can train. Para≈Guide is a new local nonprofit with the mission to encourage and support visually impaired, multi-sport athletes to stay active.
Tendons, thick cords that connect your muscles to bones, are more important than you might realize. For people who have had tendonitis (also called tendinitis), inflammation of the tendons causes pain and swelling, sometimes severe, and can make it difficult to do the activities you love.
Ballet dancers do all types of dance including ballet, jazz, modern and tap, and all usually require about 20-30 hours of practice a week depending on level. Due to long hours of practice dancers are prone to overuse or chronic injuries.
Spend a day walking the homes, gardens, and shops of Old Salem
Many people make the assumption that there are no benefits to lifting heavy weights. Some feel that lifting lighter weights with high reps will yield the same results. This is simply not true.
Ankle stability is one of the main aspects of balance. Balance by definition is the ability to provide even distribution of weight enabling someone to remain upright and steady.
Cyclo-Cross is a mix between road racing, mountain biking and cross country. North Carolina is now recognized as one of the nation's hotbeds for cyclocross and the NCCX Series is the premier series in the state. OrthoCarolina is proud to support such a unique organization inspiring active and healthy lifestyles in North Carolina through our partnership with NCCX.
Drive 40-minutes southwest of downtown for Charlotte’s one and only peak-bagging challenge, with the best city skyline views in the region.
The Latta plantation is now a living history site surrounded by a 1,600-acre nature preserve.
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.
From the Frasier fir and Norway spruce-clad peaks of the Smokies to the bald cypress and tupelo-covered floodplain of Congaree, surprising biodiversity awaits you in the National Park sites just a day’s drive from Charlotte.
Carrie Rhodes, MPT at OrthoCarolina takes you through the steps to complete #TheFreeWorkout in Winston-Salem.
Your body needs 5-10 min of aerobic and muscular endurance activity to prepare your body for exercise.
North Carolina is peppered with wilderness-enveloped campgrounds, from the Great Smokies to the Atlantic shores.
Pilot Mountain has guided centuries of travelers, from nomadic Native Americans to Moravian immigrants.
With these three backpacking loops, you can sample the best of the Smokies in a weekend.
Combine a history tour and backcountry adventure on North Carolina's Daniel Boone Heritage Canoe Trail.
With the adoption of a five-year bike plan, the Charlotte City Council has thrown its weight behind the city’s cycling movement.
Female athletes have been known to have a higher risk of injuring their anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, while participating in competitive sports. McKaley Boston knows that pain all too well. This is her comeback story.
How much time do you devote to balance? The truth is probably not enough. While a lot of us make the time to go the gym and get in our strength training and cardio, we often neglect simple balance exercises.
Partnering with marketing firm #thesavageway, OrthoCarolina has launched #TheFreeWorkout on sidewalks in Winston-Salem offering free, functional fitness.