If your New Year’s resolutions include communing with nature and getting in shape consider taking a winter hike at one of the state’s most beautiful spots. Hiking improves cardio-respiratory fitness, builds muscles and bone density and lowers your risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. It also helps fight off depression and insomnia. Hiking also burns up to 370 calories an hour and you can do it with the family. So get out there; explore nature’s quiet winter to calm your soul and improve your health.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell last week, pointing to a further tightening in worker availability. The robust labor market and firming inflation have cemented expectations the Federal Reserve […]
RALEIGH Members of N.C.’s Council of State gathered Friday evening after being sworn into office over the past several weeks. The social celebration thinly disguised a political dynamic that will shift focus of much […]
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