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“Readers Respond: How do you avoid holiday weight gain with exercise?”

This about post is a year old, but the advise is timeless. Tips sent in by readers about how to avoid tubbing out over the holidays. Some you’ve likely heard elsewhere (“Eat a healthy snack before a big holiday party …”), others maybe not (“Go for a brisk run about thirty minutes before you go to bed, this is a refreshing way to end the day and it keeps your metabolism working as you sleep …”). Advice from the masses. read more

Hikes you can do: Neusiok Trail

Through year’s end, will feature a hike in North Carolina that just about anyone can do. It won’t be a long hike (though we may throw in a recommendation for going long), it won’t be strenuous hike (but there could be an option  to really get the heart pumping). This week, the 6.8-mile Neusiok Trail in the Croatan National Forest. read more

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