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12 Ways to Strengthen Your Core

Your core muscles are muscles that you can’t ‘see’, as opposed to muscles that are visible in shape beneath your skin.

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The Hip, Getting Older and Running

Many active Americans worry about the impact of exercise on their hips. Chris Dollar, PT, DPT, talks about the hip and how it ages with you.

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Why Adults Need to be More Active

Our society is one that relies heavily on technology and tends to leave us sedentary most of the day, which can cause health problems down the road. Here are some quick tips to become more active and lead a healthier lifestyle overall.

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Five FAQs about Treadmill Running Answered by a Medical Expert

The treadmill can be an excellent training tool for runners when weather conditions are uninviting or downright dangerous. Love them or hate them, treadmills can be convenient, easy to use and safer than battling the elements and weather outside. 

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What's in a serving? How to know you're eating enough fruits and veggies

We know fruits and vegetables are good for us, but to support healthy weight we need to know exactly what makes up a serving.

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Workout Recovery - How to Get the Most Out of Your Effort

A series of micro muscle tears during workouts lead to increased strength and performance but it's important to jumpstart the recovery process during high-intensity training. 

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Getting Back into Running after Taking Time Off: Athletic Trainers Share Their Secrets

Anytime you’ve been sidelined, it can be daunting to find the motivation to step back into running

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The 3 Big Football Injuries You Should Know About

Most football injuries occur in the knee. The three most common types of injury are the MCL sprain, the meniscus tear, and the ACL tear

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Crush your New Year's resolutions by setting S.M.A.R.T. goals

Even with good intentions, many goal-setters fail to see their resolutions through for any significant amount of time.

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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. 

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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.

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Feasting on Fall Views at Doughton Park

Doughton Park, located between milepost 238 and 246, is the largest recreation area along the 469 mile Blue Ridge Parkway.

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Injury Prevention for Student Athletes

There are around two million injuries in youth sports every year. What is good news for parents and coaches? The majority of these injuries are preventable.

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WFNZ Visits the OrthoCarolina Sports Training Center

Nick and Josh talk a lot about sports during their daily radio show on WFNZ but when it comes to performance they're visiting the OrthoCarolina Sports Training Center.

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Bicycling.com: Does Sweating Profusely Mean You Get a Better Workout?

Finishing every workout drenched is a good thing right? Well, maybe. Sports medicine experts explain. 

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From a Hip Replacement to a Slam Dunk

For a former professional basketball player, having a hip replacement allowed him to return to his passion. 

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Mindfulness to Improve Recovery

In today’s busy world we are constantly moving fast and multi-tasking.

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Running. Improved.

Running means different things to different people.

For some it's an Outlet, acts as Recovery, provides Therapy, builds Health and helps find Optimism (Ortho).

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How to Prepare for Race Day

With race day around the corner, you may be wondering what to expect. Top runners in the community share how to best prepare. 

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Where to Run in Charlotte

Some of Charlotte's most active runners share where they like to hit the pavement in the Queen City. 

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Overtraining: When it Comes to Running, How Much is Too Much?

Keep in mind these five tips to prevent the symptoms of overtraining. 

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Our Favorite Charlotte Runners Share Their Training Motivation

It's not always easy to lace up and go for a run. When you'd trade in your running shoes for Netflix, check out how these runners motivate themselves. 

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Training Tips for New Runners

If you're new to running, training can seem daunting. Top fitness advocates give their best advice to keep you motivated. 

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Trail Running Tips

In hot summer months, many runners are ready to trade in the pavement for a shady trail run.

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What Running Means to Them

We teamed up with six fitness advocates in the community and found out how running has improved their lives.

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