The N.C. Senate on Tuesday passed a state farm bill that includes measures that would move regulation of captive deer from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission to the state Department of Agriculture.
You might soon take your bike out for the first ride of spring, or maybe you've already started riding it. But something doesn't feel right! The pedals seem harder to push. Turning the wheel takes more effort. You're on really easy terrain. What could be wrong?
It's probably safe to say we all wish we lived healthier lives, full of many 6 a.m. yoga classes and absolutely zero 10 p.m. ice cream sundaes. Alas, life. Still, bettering oneself is a noble pursuit. To inspire you to live healthier each day, we've rounded up 14 simple habits that make all the difference.
The pushup reigns supreme as one of the best bodyweight exercises for upper body, core strength and total body coordination - but only if you do it right. Doing the popular move wrong could rob you of strength and potentially set you up for injury. So before you crank out another rep, make sure your pushups aren't falling victim to these all-too-common mistakes, courtesy of 24-Hour Fitness Manager Joshua Buchbinder, M.S., CPT:
Forget the days when your headphones become a tangled mess mid-run. Wireless headphones are the way to go, and SOUL Electronics' Run Free Pro series has all of the features needed for a happy workout. Equipped with Bluetooth 4.0 technology that syncs with your phone in seconds after initial setup, the headphones offer up to eight hours of music playtime and calling capability.
George Ruh, 72, has always been active, even athletic and healthy - at least he thought he was. Then in November, while out dancing with his wife, Janette, "I broke out in a cold sweat, and I knew it was a heart attack."
Nick Cienski and his six-person team arrived early last month at Mount Everest base camp in Nepal to acclimate themselves for a difficult and unique climbing expedition, one designed to break a world record and raise money to help put a stop to human trafficking.
Camping can be sticky business. Unless you camp in a fully loaded RV or a state park where you have access to a shower every night, you're going to get a little grubby. But if you're spending several days on a backpacking trip or other outing where you're away from the basic tools of hygiene like sinks and showers, it's still possible to keep yourself from turning into an unwitting bacteria breeding colony.
Looking for a place to max out on mountain scenery? Go to Max Patch. This grassy mountain top northwest of Asheville in Western North Carolina draws hikers by the scores on weekends for its 360-degree views.
The American Kennel Club placed the Labrador Retriever as the top dog for 2014 in Wake County. Rounding out the top ten in ranking order are the German Shepherd, Golden Retriever, Beagle, Poodle, Yorkshire Terrier, Boxer, Rottweiler, Shetland Sheepdog and Bulldog.
The gym is crowded. Streets are full of runners and cyclists. Lots of folks are spending time working out, not only to get exercise, but to build the perfect summer body - lean, ripped and toned. There's a great way to lose the fat that covers your hard-earned muscles. Don't just lift weight. Carry it!
Runners have a lot of different secrets to storing their valuables while on a jog: some stuff keys in their socks, a phone in their waist band, maybe even some money in their sports bra. But none of these options are very comfortable, and they probably aren't very secure.
Overeating is one of those mindless things you almost always regret. Pending the environment, it can be caused by a number of things, ranging from good food being around to eat all at once (i.e. chips) to your lack of preparation for a meal with friends. One thing we can all agree on? Life, and our stomachs, are much better when we reel it in and keep our eating habits in check. Check out these six ways to squash overeating, adapted from The Better Man Project.
As we waited at the starting line, I promised myself that one of these days, when I reclaim that so-called free time, I'm going to look up the inventor of these colors runs. Because I am absolutely certain it was not a mother.
Every morning when I wake up, I check my phone to see what's going on weather-wise. Seems easier than oh, you know, opening the front door. On Sunday, for some unexplained reason - a jokester at weather.com maybe - it said "clear." Trusting soul that I am, I found my sunglasses and carried them outside.
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