Roll with it
Got knots in your muscles? Sore spots? If you’ve been hitting it too hard, don’t choose the couch – and surely don’t get sidelined. The foam roller can be used to “roll out” muscle tightness, assist with stretching and even self-massage. It’s super simple to use. Just place the roller under the sore muscle and roll it out for 30-60 seconds. Caution: Pain is said to be productive in easing soreness. $34.98.
Try Sports, 721 Governor Morrison St., #150. 704-442-3930. trysports.com
Bring your buddy
Man’s best friend can also be your biggest and best motivator. And with the Mt. Tam Leash by OllyDog, it’s a win-win way to walk (or run or hike) your furry friend. The hands-free leash adjusts to fit around your waist. Leary of a lunger? The leash includes a shock-absorbing, pull-reducing elastic portion that gives an extra 15 inches. Leash also includes a reflective traffic handle for control and visibility. $28.
Charlotte Running Company. charlotterunning.com
If your resolution needs re-energizing, take a trip to the new Discover You!, CaroMont Health’s family-friendly, interactive health and wellness center. The 5,000-square-foot facility offers 17 energizing exhibits on how your daily choices affect your health. Open Monday-Saturday, admission is $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and $3 for children.
420 E. Central Ave., Mount Holly. 1-855-889-4YOU. discover-you.org