Starting off the new year with health in Midtown Charlotte

January 27, 2017 at 2:31 am

As many people reflect on the year’s end, and the new year ahead, some turn to resolutions and new goals. Never before has so much information been at the fingertips of anyone with computer access. Sometimes this information, especially on health, can be overwhelming. If you are one of these folks, I can sympathize, as I have embarked on a journey to live a healthier lifestyle.

Get fit in midtown charlotte in the new year

Even with the over saturation of information most folks try to incorporate more activity into their daily routines as part of a healthier lifestyle. This could mean joining the gym, taking up running or picking up a difficult workout routine. I like to ease into fitness to avoid the risk of injury. So, if you are searching for new events to kick your activity level in gear, I find that setting up goals, and group activities are the best way to keep yourself accountable. So, I have found several events that range in difficulty, but that are great causes and help keep you active down the road for continued success.

Trailblaze Challenge
This is a single day hike event that traverses over the foothills trail for around 28 miles. This event is for all levels of fitness and experience and is a hike, not a race. This event will benefit the Make a Wish foundation of central and western North Carolina. If this is an event you would like to learn more about, please check their website and make sure to sign up for an informational session.

24 Foundation (24 hours of booty)
This is a single day event, lasting a full 24 hours, of cycling around the booty loop in the Dilworth neighborhood in Charlotte. This event can be done as an individual or a group. You can also walk or cycle for as many or few miles as you decide. This foundation benefits cancer survivorship and programs. Now that registration is open for this event you can sign up and gather members if you are so inclined.

Walk To End Lupus Now
Also, a single day event that can be done on a team or solo. This walk is probably the most accessible for all fitness levels. This 1.25-mile walk starts at 11 am, making it an easy addition to your regular Saturday schedule. You can show up early for the festivities, or later for check-in and walk time. This event benefits the Lupus Foundation of America, and the event is open for registration.

I know all these events are starting around spring and some go through summer, but this is to help build up anticipation and possibly allow some training time. It always helps to set a goal to stay motivated. Good luck on your adventures in the new year.