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.
RALEIGH After only two weeks of closed door negotiations, Republican lawmakers introduced their state budget compromise on Monday. The $22.9 billion biennium budget appears to include significant personal and corporate tax cuts, incremental pay […]
RALEIGH The number of N.C. voters who registered to vote through DMV, Social Services or similar agencies has more than doubled since 2012. According to data released from the State Board of Elections last […]
RALEIGH Last week, hundreds of protesters at the University of California at Berkeley smashed windows, set fires and clashed with police, forcing a conservative speaker to cancel his appearance at the liberal-leaning institution.Two hours […]