November 4, 2017
1:00pm – 5:00pm
PATH400 is going to the dogs!
PATH400 is going to the dogs!
Outdoor October – October in Buckhead…the heat of the summer is a memory but the chill of winter is still on the horizon. Warm days, cool evenings make it the perfect time to outside. And for Buckhead getting outside should include getting on PATH400.
Denise Starling, executive director of Livable Buckhead, gives us the dirt on PATH400 progress.
Guest column by Anna Sharp
One of my favorite parts of Atlanta over the last few years is really seeing the connectivity in this city grow exponentially. With the introduction of new trails like PATH400 it feels like Atlanta is finally coming out of its weird adolescent years.
The addition of the Relay Bike Share is an added bonus on utilizing the new-found connectivity of the city. Relay Bike Share is a citywide bike share program. Chances are you may have spotted around town already, they are the very hip new baby blue bikes and they are now coming to Buckhead! Three new bike share stations will be popping up this month at; the Lenox and Buckhead MARTA stations (hitting the yellow and red line), as well as the Piedmont Center office park, which really helps link an almost suburban office park to the heart of Buckhead.
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.
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.
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
As discussed in our previous post, one of the most difficult things about weight loss is the amount of misinformation available. If we do not have access to reliable and well-founded information, it will be difficult to make the choices we need to in order to become healthier. Previously we talked about how often times people have unrealistic expectations about how long healthy weight loss will take. If you want to make a real change in your life, make sure that you do it the right way. Losing weight in a healthy way will take a while. In this post, we will address another myth, which is the myth that your weight is a direct reflection of your willpower.
Myth 2: your weight is a direct reflection of your willpower Read more
One of the most commonly discussed subjects in current society is weight loss. We often hear health experts, doctors, celebrities, and others in the public eye talking about everything from the damaging effects of obesity, to their preferred method to losing weight. But weight loss is not always easy. Millions try to lose weight every year, but many are unsuccessful. Because of the combination of pressures that are on people to be thinner, there are also huge industries devoted to making people not only lose weight, but also look like they have. Because of this, there is a lot of misinformation spread about weight loss. Many products are designed not to allow you to decrease your pant size, but lighten your pocketbook. Increasing education about these topics will not only give people the tools they need to get into shape, but also decrease the profitability of the snake oil industry. This post will focus on the first of several myths about weight loss.
Myth 1: Weight loss should be rapid Read more