For Rita DuPont, the Physiatry Fellowship Coordinator at OrthoCarolina, cycling has been a lifelong passion. As a teenager, Dupont recalls riding her bike on the dirt roads around her childhood home in Cedar Grove, North Carolina.
"I’d come home from school and take off on my bike to clear my head," says DuPont.
DuPont, now 61, hasn’t slowed down much since those days in small-town Carolina. But through her experience working at the OrthoCarolina Spine Center, she has seen plenty of people struggling with back pain. Her advice for staying healthy through adulthood is simple.