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Six laid back workouts

While toning up and maintaining some level of fitness is important to me, so is staying cool in the August heat. I reached out to a few fitness experts and asked them to tell me their favorite workout moves that are both effective and sweat-free. Below, find six easy-to-master moves that won't require deodorant and a face towel.

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Mountain bike shoe gives enough flexibility to allow for walking

Road cyclists tend to prefer shoes that are stiff – great for riding but not optimal for walking. Mountain bikers, on the other hand, usually opt for shoes that allow you to walk around without feeling so precarious. Getting this mix of a stiff midsole that's good for cycling with enough flexibility to allow you to walk without looking like Frankenstein's monster is a tough ask. Perhaps that's why it's not uncommon to see mountain biking shoes that the pros wear topping $300 and more.

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If it's hot, drink up!

Seeing a headline about the importance of hydration often inspires eye-rolling, turning the page or clicking to another story. But wait. Please stay with us. Many people need to be reminded, gently nudged or constantly nagged – especially during the hot summer months.

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Silent Sam Protest: Raw Video

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North Carolina's statues of a white supremacist and Confederate army soldier to remain at U.S. Capitol for now

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‘You can call them slaves if you want to... I would call them workers,’ Alamance commissioner says

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Should Confederate monuments stay or go?

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UNC’s Silent Sam has long been a flash point

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New app will help parents know: Where is my child's school bus?

NC State police chief discusses information leading to disciplinary actions on football players 3:29

NC State police chief discusses information leading to disciplinary actions on football players

UNC police prepare for Silent Sam protest ... and wait 0:38

UNC police prepare for Silent Sam protest ... and wait

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Watch the eclipse pass through Raleigh in 30 seconds

Demonstrators drape ‘Silent Sam’ in black hood following Charlottesville violence 1:45

Demonstrators drape ‘Silent Sam’ in black hood following Charlottesville violence

Mountain lion stares down hikers in frightening encounter in the Sierra

Two hikers from San Luis Obispo County, California were on their first day of an 11-day backpacking trip to hike the High Sierra Trail up to Mount Whitney in Sequoia National Forest when they were stopped dead in their tracks by a mountain lion.
Brian McKinney
Mountain lion stares down hikers in frightening encounter in the Sierra 2:06

Mountain lion stares down hikers in frightening encounter in the Sierra

Huge rattlesnake slithers across trail in front of hikers 0:30

Huge rattlesnake slithers across trail in front of hikers

Bear breaks into house, opens fridge as homeowners are asleep 1:15

Bear breaks into house, opens fridge as homeowners are asleep

Bucks fight in front of wildlife officers' trail camera 0:11

Bucks fight in front of wildlife officers' trail camera