Healthy veins are happy veins, and while we are still in the thick of winter in Charlotte, there are plenty of nice days to get out and get active.

In fact, the cooler temperatures make for the perfect time to enjoy outdoor fitness opportunities in our beautiful city. Check out these options from Vein Specialists of the Carolinas to give your veins the workout they need to look and feel amazing in time for the upcoming summer season.

Play at a Park

There are plenty of parks around Charlotte where you can get your game on, enjoy a picnic lunch or just give your Fitbit the workout it craves. Freedom Park features miles of walking trails, tennis courts, a full basketball court, soccer fields and batting cages. Reedy Creek Park adds an 18-hole disc golf course, horseshoe pits and a cricket field. The Green is an urban spot of tranquility where you can enjoy a bit of nature and high-quality local art at the same time. Walk, bike or jog through these open areas to boost your vascular activity and keep your veins healthy and strong.

Take a Hike

Get your nature fix in this bustling metropolis, with hiking trails throughout the area. Whether you want the ease of a paved path or a more rustic adventure, the trails in Charlotte do not disappoint. One particularly popular spot for North Carolina hikers is the Reedy Creek Nature Preserve, which you can take in through 10 miles of walking trails. The Little Sugar Creek Greenway provides 19 miles of paved walking or jogging opportunities throughout the city.

Walk the City

Treat your veins and your thirst for learning at the same time with one of the guided walking tours offered throughout Charlotte. These tours offer a guided history of the area, highlighting points of interest along the way. Add a bit of mystery to your adventure, and maybe a few thrills and chills, with a tour that takes you through the haunts of Charlotte, complete with a few ghost stories to get that blood pumping for real.

Train for a Race

There are plenty of opportunities to run in Charlotte, so start training now for your first 5K. Races start up the first of March and continue throughout the warm weather season. If a 5K is a bit too strenuous, look for races specifically designed for families to get your legs in shape without too much strain on those muscles. For those that are up for a challenge, half-marathons and marathons are also hosted throughout the Charlotte area.

Shop ‘Til You Drop

Make your workout productive and fun by walking your miles at the Charlotte Premium Outlet Center. This upscale retail center is a relatively new addition to Charlotte and features all of your favorite designers in one convenient location. With more than 100 individual retailers offering huge discounts daily, you will enjoy the shopping experience so much, you may not notice all the miles those lower leg veins are logging.

If painful varicose veins are keeping you from enjoying these types of activities in Charlotte, help for healthy veins is available. At Vein Specialists of the Carolinas, we perform an array of vein treatments to eradicate painful, unsightly varicose veins. To learn more, contact Vein Specialists of the Carolinas today at 704-544-5245 (Charlotte) or 704-861-2072 (Gastonia).



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