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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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How to Keep Your Bones Strong – and Make Them Even Stronger

Our 206 bones do more than just keep us standing, walking, and singing through life. But just like muscles, our bones require maintenance work. Here’s how to keep them healthy for the long run.

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5 Simple Habits to Live a Longer & Healthier Life

Research has shown that people who adhere to 5 key habits have a greater chance of living longer past age 50.

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A Beginner's Guide to Yoga: Styles, Tools & Tips

Great for the mind, great for the body, yoga might just be your next best tool for unwinding. Figure out the best style for your practice and learn tips to get started on your yoga journey.

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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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How to Start Working Out Again & Stick With It

Whether you were previously a fitness junkie or you only worked out sporadically, it’s now more important than ever to prioritize physical activity. Here's how to identify obstacles that may be keeping you from consistent exercise & tips to overcome them.

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Virtual Therapy: What to Expect

Through virtual therapy, patients can progress toward their physical or hand-therapy and pain-management goals with support from their therapist, all while minimizing social contact.

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Benefits of Telemedicine Video Visits

Telemedicine offers key advantages to keep patients and medical providers connected.

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What Is Cholesterol? Plus, 5 Foods to Improve Your Cholesterol Levels

Cholesterol is essential to healthy body functions, but too much cholesterol can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Find out how to lower your cholesterol levels to reduce inflammation and keep your heart healthy.

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5 Tips to De-stress with Mindfulness

Do you have trouble staying present? It’s all too common in our world of constant news updates, emails and social media. Learn the mindfulness tools to stay cool, calm and collected in stressful situations.

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Sleep: The Secret Ingredient of Injury Recovery

After an injury,  sleep is key to proper recovery. Learn more about the role sleep plays in muscle and joint repair and how to set yourself up to sleep well and get better quickly.

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5 Tips to Make Healthier Holiday Choices

Celebrating the holiday season and maintaining your healthy habits only seem like polar opposites. Check out our docs' recommendations for how to strike a balance over the holidays.

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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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How Exercise Can Help Your Gut Health

The list of health benefits that come from staying active is nothing short of incredible. Here’s yet another important benefit of staying active – better gut health.

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What To Eat Before Bed To Help You Sleep

What you eat and drink before bed influences your sleep quality. Alcohol, spicy foods, caffeine and very rich foods can prevent you from resting well. Learn what foods can help relax your mind and body before you turn in for the night.

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Tips to Care for an Aging Parent

Becoming the caregiver for a parent or older loved one can be difficult. Consider these tips when deciding how best to provide your parent with the proper care as their age advances.

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Exercising with Hip & Knee Arthritis

When your arthritis flares up, getting active may be the last thing you want to do. However, exercise plays an important role in managing arthritis pain and stiffness. 

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Slip-Proof Your Home In 13 Easy Steps

Statistics show that falls are the cause of 87% of fractures among those over the age of 65. Fortunately, improvements to the design of your home can lessen the chances of slips and falls.

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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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The Collagen Connection: Everything You Need to Know

Collagen is to bone what 2x4s are to the frame of a house. As we grow older, natural collagen production slows in our joints and may lead to osteoarthritis.

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How Your Mood Impacts Your Workout & Vice Versa

How can you get the most mood-boosting endorphins out of your workout? Start slowly and exercise consistently.

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Healthy Habits Lead to Healthy Aging

A healthy diet and active lifestyle is the best way to protect your health as you age.  Balanced meals contain protein to keep you full and satisfied, plenty of fruits and veggies to provide vitamins and minerals, and just enough healthy fats to provide flavor.

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6 Nutrients You Could Be Lacking

Are you getting enough vitamins and minerals to keep training hard? These 6 nutrients will help you build muscle, fight fatigue, reduce injury and recover safely.

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How to Prepare for Race Training: Mobility Workouts, Warm-Ups & Cool Downs

We often forget to consider what to do before launching a regimented training program. It’s important to incorporate mobility exercises and proper stretching both before and after excerise to make sure your body is primed for more intense workouts.

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Foam Rolling the Tension Away After Sitting All Day

Looking for ways to relieve tension after a long day in front of the screen or behind the wheel? Try using a foam roller. 

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