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Not all of our readers live in North Carolina, but I thought it would be fun to highlight some of my favorite walking destinations in NC. Most of these I have personally visited while some are on my bucket list. Hopefully sharing my list of favorites will spark you to find your favorites in North… Continue reading »

I was recently introduced to the game called FootGolf and it is a great physical activity that lets you hang with friends and spend an afternoon moving more! I have since learned it is much more official than just a game and is considered a sport. There is actually an American FootGolf Federation that was… Continue reading »

Gardening is a hobby that I enjoy. My husband and I grow many vegetables, fruits, and herbs at our house, and I enjoy trying to nurture some favorite flowering annuals each year. My mom, dad, grandfather, even my toddler also enjoying gardening; it is a family pastime. I love gardening for many reasons, but mostly… Continue reading »

Earth Day 2021 is here!  Every year Earth Day falls on April 22nd and is recognized globally as a day to take action by changing human behavior, while also creating local, national, and global policy changes. Although this specific day is dedicated to the awareness of a transformational change that is needed in our world,… Continue reading »

Whether you are planning on exercising or socializing outdoors this winter we have some tips to help you retain your heat! We want you to dress like an onion, and by that, we mean layers. Dress in Layers First layer (against your skin): Wicking Wicking materials are often made from synthetic fabric or wool. You… Continue reading »

If you have searched for home workouts before, I’m sure you have run across HIIT workouts. HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training.  This is a way of varying your workout’s intensity over a relatively short amount of time to increase heart rate, breathing, and workload, all key to a good workout.   My favorite… Continue reading »

Adults need at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity as well as muscle-strengthening activities that involve all major muscle groups at least 2 days per week. Start small and plan time for physical activity every day. Gradually increase activity to reach the physical activity guidelines. Check out this handout from our colleagues at NC… Continue reading »

Movies are a great way to soak in the holiday spirit. Unfortunately, movies require a lot of sitting…until now! Most movies, especially holiday movies, have reoccurring phrases, activities, or themes throughout the movie. I’ve taken these reoccurring events and assigned an activity to them. So for example, in Elf, every time you see an elf… Continue reading »

These days, we rely on technology more than ever to keep us connected, educated, and even healthy while we all spend more time at home. There are so many resources in the form of smartphone apps that can help us to eat, sleep, move, and meditate more often and more effectively. Some apps are tried… Continue reading »

I previously wrote a blog about High Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT workouts. The exercises that I highlighted in that blog are more intense than some individuals may be ready for, so I wanted to come back to this topic and outline some more HIIT exercises that are appropriate for older adults or anyone that… Continue reading »