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.
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RALEIGH Of the nearly 4.8 million votes cast in the state in the 2016 election 508, or 0.01 percent, were by ineligible voters, an audit released last week by the North Carolina State Board […]
Only about half of workers have workplace retirement plans, according to Pew Charitable Trusts. Without automatic enrollment and payroll deductions, many people do not save in other retirement vehicles such as IRAs. One-third of Americans […]