Life After Football: What Happens to the Human Body When the Days of Playing Are Over?

Life After Football: What Happens to the Human Body When the Days of Playing Are Over?

It can be difficult to end a career in any sport for those who are hard-wired to do what they love, but the post-football career can be tough physically as well as mentally.
To the Mountains and Back: 10 Easy Outdoor Day Trips from Winston-Salem

To the Mountains and Back: 10 Easy Outdoor Day Trips from Winston-Salem

Clear your calendar now and finish off a summer full of adventure in the mountains around Winston-Salem with these 10 day trip ideas.
To All Swimmers: Get Faster and Stay Healthier - Cross Train.

To All Swimmers: Get Faster and Stay Healthier - Cross Train.

Swimming is a great lifetime activity. Whether you're a recreational, masters level, triathlete or competitive swimmer, doing some dry land cross training should be an integral part of your regular weekly workout routine. It can be hard to leave the pool for one day and opt for a dry land workout, but there are many benefits that will leave you a better swimmer and with a more well-rounded level of fitness.
Soccer Injuries: What to Do

Soccer Injuries: What to Do

Jennifer DeRosa knows all too well about soccer injuries. Jennifer started playing soccer at four years old and battled through injuries from a young age through college, playing Division 1 Soccer at UNC Asheville. Injuries included knee and neck strains, and she even needed anterior compartment surgery to bilateral lower legs.
Cadie’s Charlotte Running Story: The Rookie Run ‘N’ Walk

Cadie’s Charlotte Running Story: The Rookie Run ‘N’ Walk

In 2009, a blood clot resulted in the amputation of my left leg above the knee.
Rock Climbing in Winston-Salem: What to Know and Where to Go

Rock Climbing in Winston-Salem: What to Know and Where to Go

The North Carolina Triad has earned its reputation as one of the Southeast region’s premier climbing destinations, one hold at a time.
Thoughts After My First Pilates Class

Thoughts After My First Pilates Class

Trying new things can be hard, but variety is what makes life interesting right? Not too long ago, I decided to try out Pilates for the first time.
FOOTBALL!  FOOTBALL!  FOOTBALL! What to Know About Injury Prevention at the High School & College Level
Prepared for Landing…? Preventing ACL Injuries in Youth Sports

Prepared for Landing…? Preventing ACL Injuries in Youth Sports

Anterior cruciate ligament injuries are extremely common in youth sports today. Although it may seem like these injuries would be mostly caused by collisions with other players (i.e. getting hit or tackled), most times these injures are of the non-contact variety and occur when coming down from a jump or cutting/pivoting.
Paddling Around Winston-Salem: An Insider's Guide to Getting on the Water This Summer

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.
Stuck at a Desk? Sneaky Ways to Fit in a Workout

Stuck at a Desk? Sneaky Ways to Fit in a Workout

Just because you're stuck at a desk doesn't mean you can't fit exercise into your day.
Soccer Injuries: Preparation is the Key to Prevention

Soccer Injuries: Preparation is the Key to Prevention

Prevention of injuries is key for all ages and all sports.
Swimming As Exercise: Advice from a Physical Therapist

Swimming As Exercise: Advice from a Physical Therapist

Swimming is a powerful form of exercise. It can help reduce stress levels, improve your mood, give you better sleep, increase your overall strength and increase your endurance and cardiovascular capacity.
Warm Up Right for Soccer Performance and Prevention

Warm Up Right for Soccer Performance and Prevention

These days, most people usually agree that athletes should be doing some type of warm up prior to taking the field, including sports like soccer. What is less clear is exactly what that warm up should look like. Just jogging or doing prolonged hold, stretching is inadequate, and may actually do more harm than good.
Gluteus Medius – A Lesser Known But Important Muscle

Gluteus Medius – A Lesser Known But Important Muscle

Modern culture and lifestyle often means that many of us sit…sometimes almost all day. Whether in the office, in traffic, at home or just relaxing, sitting frequently can weaken an important muscle – the gluteus medius.
Adventures on Land and Water: An Adrenaline-Filled Day at the U.S. National Whitewater Center

Adventures on Land and Water: An Adrenaline-Filled Day at the U.S. National Whitewater Center

Don’t let its name fool you: The U.S. National Whitewater Center covers not only water (white and flat) but enough land and even air-based adventures to delight any stripe of outdoor enthusiast, even those who have never handled a paddle before.
SNST Launches a Weekly Newsletter and Radio Show

SNST Launches a Weekly Newsletter and Radio Show

We’re partnering with local sports medicine giant OrthoCarolina to bring you even more locally-brewed goodness here at Soccer ‘n’ Sweet Tea.
Is it time to lace up the cleats?

Is it time to lace up the cleats?

A former professional soccer player’s perspective on playing the sport
What to Expect When You Start Cycling

What to Expect When You Start Cycling

Tori Kanizer is the youngest cyclist on OrthoCarolina Winston Women’s Cycling team. As an upcoming junior at Milligan College, Tori balances the rigorous training that comes with a cycling schedule with schoolwork and a social life.
10 Must-Do Summer Adventures in Winston-Salem

10 Must-Do Summer Adventures in Winston-Salem

Here’s how to hit the trail, take to the air, and get on the water with 10 recommended picks to satisfy your inner adventurer this summer in Winston-Salem.