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Staying active through injury

One of the most common reasons given for people falling out of shape, or losing their drive to work out, is that an injury makes exercise painful. If you are used to a certain form of exercise as your exclusive physical pastime, it can be particularly challenging to adapt. However, there are ways to work around many common injuries, and stay active. With that said, always remember to discuss things with your doctor, and follow their advice. There are some injuries where the only thing to do is wait for healing. So while it is good to have a desire to remain active, it is very important to know when it is time to rest.
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Creating an Active Family Lifestyle

If we have children or family members, it can be a priority to encourage healthy living and ingraining the habits of exercise and activity. When raising children in particular, we will want to make sure that they are raised in a way that ensures that they get a good head start on living healthy lives. Here are a few good ways to involve your family members in active and enriching activities.
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Myths about Running in Cold Weather

During the winter months, we tend to stay indoors more, eat more, and generally be less active. While this is easy though, it is usually not great for our waistlines. However, one of the reasons that we are less active is that there are some persistent yet false ideas that circulate about running in cold weather. Here are a few pieces of advice for making sure that you stay in shape even during winter.

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PATH400 Reaches Half-Way Mark, Carries Momentum into 2017

ATLANTA – January 24, 2017 – Just three years after breaking ground, PATH400SM has reached 50 percent completion with 2.5 miles of trail now open to the public. The two newest segments – one between Sidney Marcus Dr. and Miami Circle, the other between Old Ivy Rd. and Wieuca Rd. – officially opened to the […]

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Joint Care

Exercise is known to help us be happier, more productive, and healthier. But if we are not careful, excessive or incorrect exercise can lead to problems such as joint pain or inflammation. Thankfully, there are ways to combat this.

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How to Clear Your Mind

 

Life is sometimes a busy and stressful thing. But with all the demands on us, we can’t let ourselves become overwhelmed. Making sure that we take time to keep ourselves balanced, mentally healthy, and on top of things can be the key in ensuring we are successful and stable. If you are feeling like you are struggling to stay focused or productive, sometimes the key is to step away for a time. Here are a few things that you can do to help clear and energize your mind. Read more

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The Best Way to Read a Book in the Park

 

Going and reading a book in public is one of the interesting contradictions that fill our lives. Reading is typically a solitary activity, that we do inside of our heads. Yet when we read in public, we are integrating our solitary activity into the social scene. Being mindful of the differences in environment, expectation, and comfort will help to ensure that you have a book that makes your trip to the park enjoyable. Read more

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Reasons to Bring a Friend While Walking

Going for a walk is a great activity. It helps you stay healthy, helps you think more clearly, and can help you to get new experiences. But like many things, doing it with a friend can make the experience more than doubly rewarding. Here are a few reasons why you should bring a friend on your walks along PATH400. Read more

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Five Free Outdoor Workouts

Cardio Medley

One of the best ways to keep the intensity up in an outdoor workout is to shift between activities. This will allow you to work all of your muscle groups, while keeping yourself working hard. Mixing up sprints with simple high intensity activities can be a great way to start. Choose a landmark, run to and from it, and do 15 push ups. Then repeat, with a different exercise upon completion. Mixing in squats, burpees, and calisthenics such as wall sits or planking is a good way to keep yourself focused on the exercise. Read more

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Getting Started Jogging

 

Running is one of the most popular forms of exercise. You need almost no equipment, you can do it anywhere (we recommend PATH400!), and you can do it at any intensity. But if you are getting started, there are a few things that you should remember to do to get the most out of your workout. Read more