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How to Ride Your Bike Safely in All Kinds of Weather

On sunny days, riding a bike feels like a simple affair. But what about on rainy days or as temperatures drop? You can still ride your bike for fun, exercise or commuting even in less-than-stellar weather conditions. Here are a few tips to get you started!

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5 Fitness Trends Worth Following When You’re Over 50

Exercise science has advanced over the decades, and folks over 50 will find improved results—and a more enjoyable process—by taking advantage of some of the newer trends in fitness. To help you separate the useful information from marketing gimmicks, here are five fitness trends worth following when you’re over 50.

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Paddling Around Winston-Salem: An Insider's Guide to Getting on the Water This Summer

Paddling in North Carolina isn't all about whitewater or coastal kayaking. Here's how to explore the many spots for paddling around Winston-Salem.

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9 Best Swimming Hole Hikes in the Carolinas

Don't let the heat keep you from hitting the trails, these hikes will help keep you cool even when the sun is beating down.

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The Best Outdoor Activities to Do in Charlotte with the Whole Family

Charlotte's growing greenway network, lakes and rivers, and mountain peaks offer unique outdoor adventures for families.

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A Guide to Winston-Salem’s Greenways

On Winston-Salem's 23 miles of trails, you can walk, run, or bike from downtown or Innovation Quarter to the shores of Salem Lake.

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How to Make the Most of Charlotte's Outdoor Strength Training Circuits

Charlotte is home to several outdoor strength training circuits, also known as parcourse or fitness trails. These stations provide a fun way to add a strength-training element to any walk, without gear.

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8 State Parks in North Carolina You Don't Want to Miss

No matter what kind of outdoor adventure you're looking for, these 8 North Carolina state parks deserve a spot on everyone’s bucket list.

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Paddle, Bike, Run – OrthoCarolina & Catawba Riverkeeper Launch Outdoor Event Series

OrthoCarolina is proud to introduce the Paddle, Bike, Run series in partnership with Catawba Riverkeeper. This April - October, join Catawba Riverkeeper at The Boathouse in McAdenville, NC, for rotating outdoor sports.

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How to Tackle Your First Solo Hike

Solo hiking can be a truly life-affirming experience —and may even inspire more solo adventures. Here's how to make sure you're prepared for a safe and memorable solo hike.

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Light Activities Like Gardening Are Good for Your Physical Health

Performing light physical activities like gardening, dancing and taking a walk supports your physical fitness and helps reduce your mortality risk.

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Explore Charlotte on Foot with Walking Tours by #WalkCLT

Explore neighborhoods, public art and green spaces across the city with walking tours you can download directly to your phone.

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Tips and Tricks for Fitting in At Least Three At-Home Workouts Per Week

You don’t have to hit the gym or spend hours working out to become more fit. Here are eight tips to make at-home exercise a regular part of your week.

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Gym Class At Home: How to Keep Your Virtual Learners Active

With school gone digital, parents and caregivers are getting creative to keep their virtual learners physically active. Matt Erbe, PT, walks through how he brought gym class home for his two elementary-school-aged kids.

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Why Cycling is a Great Sport to Pick Up in Your 50s and Where to Go Around Charlotte

The health benefits alone are a good enough reason to start pedaling around town no matter your age.

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How to Replenish Electrolytes

In your body, electrolytes are essential for transmitting signals that help to maintain a balance of fluids, healthy muscle contraction, and normal function of the nervous system, which includes the brain.

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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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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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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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4 Frozen Waterfalls To Explore in Western Carolina this Winter

Waterfalls take on a new look in winter as their icy cascades produce surreal sights and sounds. Discover these four gems around Asheville.

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How to Tackle a Long-Distance Hike in Winter

You don't have to pack up your hiking shoes when the snow starts to fall. Here, insider tips on tackling a long-distance hike in winter.

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5 Ways to Beat the Cold on Winter Hikes

Follow these expert tips to remain warm and comfortable on Carolina trails in winter.

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Salt Caves and Spiced Cider: Where to Go to Banish the Winter Blues in Western North Carolina

The pallor of winter can cast a dismal tone over the mountains of Western North Carolina. Thankfully, the Asheville area is well equipped with warmth, cheer, and rejuvenation- as long as you know where to look.

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