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2018 Triangle Turkey Trots to Try

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

How to Find the Chainsaw Art Fallen Tree in William B. Umstead State Park

A beautiful piece of art made from a fallen red oak tree awaits visitors just off of a wide, multiuse trail.

Drive4Success Teaches Life Lessons Through the Game of Golf

The First Tee of the Triangle’s after-school program gives kids a path to success

The Link Between BMI and Breast Cancer

Before women go through menopause, a higher BMI seems to be protective against breast cancer, and the opposite is true after menopause.

Should My Child Play a Sport?

Expert advice for choosing the right activity for your child.

Staying in the Game

Rest resolves most youth sports injuries, but specialization can lead to surgery.

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.

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.