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2017 Triangle Turkey Trots to Try

There are plenty of Turkey Trots in the Triangle if you want to burn off Thanksgiving calories.

Join the 100-Mile Challenge With North Carolina State Parks

Program highlights state's waterways and nearly 1,500 miles of hiking trails across the state.

Recreational Trails Program Awards Grants for Local Projects

State officials recently announced an award of $2.1 million in grants for 25 trails projects across the state.

How Parents Can Stay Healthy During the Holidays

Head into the holiday season and winter months with clear goals and a plan.

Childhood Obesity and Overweight Rates Rise During Summer Break

Study’s authors recommend that school-based programs try to change children’s behaviors year round.

Recognize and Prevent Common Injuries That Could Sideline Your Athlete

Common overuse injuries young athletes experience and ways to prevent those injuries.

Are Sports Failing Our Children?

Sports have become highly organized with more children participating in specialized and exclusive programs.

Teen Discusses the Benefits of Taekwondo

A 13-year-old guest blogger explains her love of this martial arts form.

Carolina Parent 2017 Readers' Favorites: Get Moving

Here are the places Triangle families love to ride bikes, hike, go for a swim and play.

Pokémon Go is Good for You

Study shows players have more physical activity.

5 Fitness Trackers Families Will Love

Does your family want to join the fitness tracker movement? Here are a few products on the market to consider.

Strategies for Preventing and Coping With Youth Sports Injuries

Seven safety protocol guidelines and tips for keeping kids in the game.

Durham Parks and Rec to Host Free Exercise Classes Jan. 9-15

Durham Parks and Recreation is making it easy for residents to get fit by hosting free exercise classes Jan. 9-15.

First Day Hikes at North Carolina State Parks

For New Year’s Day, more than 40 guided hikes are scheduled in the state parks system.

Turkey Day Trots Offer Family Fun on Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day runs and walks invite families to get moving together in Raleigh, Durham, Cary and other Triangle towns.

Volunteers Create New Playground in Durham

More than 200 community volunteers joined with BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina, City of Durham Parks and Recreation and KaBOOM! to build a playground this summer.

Meditation Plus Running a Possible Treatment for Depression

MAP, or “mental and physical” training, is a novel clinical intervention that combines mental training through meditation and physical training through aerobic exercise.

Blowing Rock in the Fall

Take a trip to the High Country for scenic overlooks, outdoor adventures and award-winning barbecue

FIT4MOM Debuts Stroller-Friendly 5K Training Program

A stroller-friendly 5K training program kicks off Oct. 18 and culminates in a Dec. 3 festive “Jingle Bell” run in downtown Raleigh.

Former Soccer Olympians Back in Raleigh to Inspire Youth Athletes

Three former Olympic gold medalists and Tar Heel soccer stars Mia Hamm, Kristine Lilly and Tisha Venturini Hoch were in Raleigh Aug. 7, inspiring the next generation of young female soccer players.

Enjoy the Summer's Close With Your Special Needs Child

Check out these ideas to keep exceptional children entertained during the last few weeks of summer.

5 Ideas for Things to Do With Kids in July

Are your kids tracked out of school or still on summer break? Check out these fun things to do this week and beyond.

Lucas Family Wraps Up Fit Family Challenge

The Lucas family reflects on its experience in the Fit Family Challenge and plans for summer.

Final countdown with the Fit Family Challenge Spotlight Families

Coach Gaye checks in with the Spotlight Families to see how they have done during the Fit Family Challenge.
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