A Complete Guide to Buying Athletic SocksEveryone knows about athletic shoes, but not enough people talk about athletic socks (also known as sport socks). Regular socks will keep your feet comfortable during everyday activities, but they're no match for intense outdoor activity. That's why it's important to buy socks that are appropriate for the sport you play. Read MorePosted on Aug 23, 2019 by
Am I a runner? Am I a fast runner?As we celebrate Global Running Day this week (June 5th) I see so many people out there questioning if they are a “real” runner. The answer to that question is if you run, then YES, you are a real runner. I don’t care what pace it is, if you are out there running, then you are a runner. Runners are some of the nicest, inclusive, hard working, goal oriented and sometimes sweatiest people around. A bond is formed whenever you share a few miles with someone, swap races stories, or agree on what gels are the best. Running is the most inclusive community I have ever been a part of and have met some of the best people I have ever known. Read MorePosted on Jun 5, 2019 by
WHAT IS GLOBAL RUNNING DAYGlobal Running Day is a worldwide celebration of running that encourages everyone to get moving. It doesn’t matter how fast you run or how far you go—what’s important is that you take part, and how you do it is up to you. Run a lap around your block, take your dog for a long walk, or call your friends for a pick-up game in the park. The important thing is that you have fun being active—and you inspire others to join youRead MorePosted on Jun 5, 2019 by
How to choose the best running shoes for your feetWhether you're a lifelong runner or just starting out, a good pair of running shoes is non-negotiable. Just like you wouldn't to put the wrong size or type of tires on your car, it's imperative that your running shoes fit both your feet and your needs perfectly.Read MorePosted on May 22, 2019 by
How to Choose the Right Swimming GogglesWhether you enjoy the occasional dip in the pool, swim to exercise or you're a competitive swimmer, one thing will always be important and that's goggles. It's vital that you know which goggles are best suited for your needs. This will not only improve your swim game but it will also keep your eyes protected while swimming. But with so many goggles on the market, which swim goggles are right for you?
When choosing swimming goggles, you should consider the following when searching for the right pair: fit, visibility and straps.Read MorePosted on May 22, 2019 by
Catching up with #IHeartNCNurses influencer DeannaDeanna has had a busy month already. Every week's, she juggles work, school, family and a full schedule of running events. Last weekend, the ER nurse took her running game to a new level joining her peeps from Ballantyne Run Club @ballantynerunningclub to complete the Time Lapse Relay at the US White Water Center. Read MorePosted on May 21, 2019 by
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Save your skin with UV protective clothingAs the remnants of this year's long cold winter finally melt away, American's are heading outdoors in droves to soak up some sunshine. From golf enthusiasts looking forward to teeing up on the green to mothers toting their children to the parks and beaches, we all want the same thing, to enjoy the sun while at the same time, protecting our skin. You may be in the habit of slathering on high SPF creams, and while this does offer considerable protection, what about those areas underneath your clothing? This summer, experience how you can save your skin with UV Protection clothing. To start, how important is it actually to protect your skin from the sun's rays? Read MorePosted on May 15, 2019 by
Keep your kids cool and active with swimming this summer As warmer weather approaches and the days grow longer, you and your kids are looking forward to spending more time outdoors. One favorite summer pastime is that of cooling off at the local swimming hole. Whether you have your own personal backyard pool or are members of a community pool, swimming is an excellent activity to keep your kids cool and active this summer.Read MorePosted on May 15, 2019 by
I Heart NC NursesI think we are all in agreement that nurses deserve so much in return for all of their hard work, selflessness, compassion and commitment they show to helping others. Most of us have come across a nurse that continued to show empathy and grace, while proving their continued dedication to the health care community. The team at Omega Sports recognizes that nurses are the heart of health care and are excited to have teamed up with iheartncnurses.com to support National Nurses Week by highlighting those special nurses that have left a positive impact on many lives. So, let's meet the amazing nominations and see why these nurses are so deserving of the recognition.Read MorePosted on May 13, 2019 by
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Meet Deanna Nichole | National Nurses WeekWhy are you proud to be a nurse?
It’s an amazing feeling when you have truly made a difference in someones life. There is never a dull moment and my teammates are amazing!
When you are not working, what can we find you doing?
You are most likely to find me out being active in some way, such as at CrossFit Indian Trail, running with a Run Group, walking on of the many greenways of Charlotte, catching up with friends over coffee, lunch or dinner.Read MorePosted on May 7, 2019 by
How to Get Your Kids Off the Screen and Out of Doors This SummerWe can still hear our mother's words ringing in our ears as she said, "Turn of the TV and go outside and play." Back in our day, screen time was limited to what cartoons could be found on a handful of television stations. Pulling ourselves away from the TV to head outdoors was not easy but nothing compared to the very different lives our children lead these days.Read MorePosted on May 2, 2019 by
Screen Time: What are the Dangers, How Much is Too Much, and How Your Kids Can Benefit from LessIt's impossible to read the news these days without encountering new guidelines and warnings about screen time for kids. And it's no wonder: a recent Pew Research Center survey found that 95% of teens have access to a smartphone, with 45% claiming they're online "on a near-constant basis."Read MorePosted on May 2, 2019 by