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Where to Hike in the Triangle

Family-friendly green spaces, trails, walkways and where to find them.

North Wake Landfill Park Renamed Green Hills County Park

The Wake County Board of Commissioners have voted unanimously to change the name of North Wake Landfill District Park to Green Hills County Park.

The Fit Family

Finding time to exercise together in the age of Netflix.

Join North Carolina State Parks' 100-Mile Challenge

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

Fit and Fun Week Coming to Durham

Durham Parks and Recreation will showcase classes available to participants throughout the year.

State Parks to Offer First Day Hikes

As an added bonus, visitors involved with the North Carolina State Parks 100-Mile Challenge can add First Day Hikes mileage to their totals.

2017 Triangle Turkey Trots to Try

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

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.