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Join Livable Buckhead and SweetWater Brewing Company for Beneficial Brews on June 7

Taste a limited-edition custom brew and support PATH400, Buckhead sustainability programs

ATLANTA – May 25, 2017 – Like Beer? Want a better Buckhead? We’ve got the event for you. On Wednesday, June 7 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., SweetWater Brewing Company is donating a portion of the proceeds from its taproom tours to support Livable Buckhead. For $12, you get a souvenir pint glass and tastes of 36 oz. of SweetWater brews, including a limited edition special cask – named SustainaBrew – created especially for Livable Buckhead and only available at the June 7 event.

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Urban Agriculture and Community Engagement Take Root on PATH400

Livable Buckhead and Office of Sustainability install planter beds for community gardens

ATLANTA – April 28, 2017 – A new kind of greenspace has come to PATH400: community gardens. When construction on the segment of PATH400 between Sidney Marcus Rd. and Miami Circle began about 18 months ago, crews discovered that residents of the Atlanta Housing Authority’s nearby Marian Road highrise had been using a tucked-away piece of land to grow vegetables. PATH400’s leaders were inspired to take this “guerilla gardening” to the next level and made plans to create a community garden space on the trail.
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PATH400 as a commute option

Exploring the newest section of PATH400 to go to construction.

News on PATH400

Behind the Scenes Tour – What does being a donor to PATH400 get you? Well for one, a sneak peek into the next phase of PATH400 construction – behind the locked fences with your own personal tour guide (ahem – me of course)! As an added feature, participants havrthe opportunity to talk with Livable Buckhead board members during the tour.

15 lucky people enjoyed an amazing Spring day in a hike along the MARTA rail line to see the area between Miami Circle and the Gordon Bynum bridge. Luckily, not one sighting of a snake!

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Initial clearing of Sidney Marcus to the Gordon Bynum pedestrian bridge .

The DIRT – Construction Update

Denise Starling, executive director of Livable Buckhead, gives us the dirt on PATH400 progress.

Instead of reading tea leaves for this report, I opted to look to the stars and found inspiration:  

“2017 is a year wide open with opportunities for Sagittarians. There is plenty of energy that will prompt you to dig in and make tremendous progress.”   

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10,000 Steps on PATH400

10,000 sIMG_5139teps per day: this is a good goal for someone walking for general fitness.

How far is 10,000 steps? An average person has a stride length of approximately 2.1 to 2.5 feet. That means that it takes over 2,000 steps to walk one mile; and 10,000 steps would be almost 5 miles. A sedentary person may only average 1,000 to 3,000 steps a day. For these people adding steps has many health benefits. The completed mile on PATH400 from Lenox Road to Wieuca Road would be 4,000 steps round-trip.

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New tech for a new greenway

Spring is finally here. Not only does that mean the flowers are blooming on PATH400 but also the new technologies announced at the Consumer Electronics show start to show up. These products are part of the growing trend toward wrist-based heart rate monitoring, apps for GPS watches from Apple and Android, and wireless earphones.

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Motivating a Loved One to Exercise

It can be difficult to watch a loved one who struggles to stay healthy face health problems.  Obesity and other exercise related problems can sneak up on even the best of us. If we are busy, focused on our career, families, or other concerns, it is easy to get into patterns of inactivity which lead to a number of lifestyle related problems. And even if we live a healthy lifestyle, we cannot control those around us. If someone close to us, a spouse, parent, or child is not making healthy decisions, what can we do about it? This can be particularly difficult because often people are insecure about their fitness levels. Take care to be loving and kind, and let them know that you value them for more than their appearance. Rather, you want them to exercise to ensure that they live longer and healthier.

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Weight Loss Final

 

Our previous two posts both dealt with some of the misinformation available about weight loss. In this final post, we will attempt to lay out some of the facts, hopefully allowing readers to make informed health decisions. Despite many of the unhealthy and incorrect ideas about obesity, it is still a medical concern, and being overweight can massively impact your overall health, both short and long term. Health risks such as diabetes, depression, and heart failure are all exacerbated or can even be caused by obesity. In other words, obesity is still something that is worth fighting, both through social programs, and in our own lives. Read more