HOLIDAY HEALTH HACKS

Savor the season with 9 tips to keep you on the road to wellness

STORY: Amelia Pavlik

‘Tis the season when soirees serving up boozy eggnog replace cycling classes, and we tell ourselves that sugar cookies are just as calorie-friendly as kale. To help you get through the holidays without undoing all of the good you’ve accomplished over the last 10 months, here are 9 tips from area wellness pros.

 

POST-SURGERY SWEAT

ADVICE FOR EXERCISING AFTER A BREAST CANCER-RELATED PROCEDURE

STORY: Amelia Pavlik

Terri Robertson Elder

Almost 7,500: According to the American Cancer Society, that’s the estimated number of breast cancer cases that will be diagnosed in Georgia in 2018.

A fair number of these women will face breast cancer-related surgery, and the aches and emotional exhaustion that follow. These challenges […]

WELLNESS WISDOM THROUGH THE YEARS

A SANDY SPRINGS DOCTOR HIGHLIGHTS HEALTH ISSUES FOR MEN OF ALL AGES

STORY: Amelia Pavlik

Immunizations, cholesterol screenings, prostate exams. Guys, you all know these health issues should eventually be on your radar, but at what point? To answer this question, we turned to Dr. Charles Taylor, a family practitioner at Perimeter North Medical Associates in Sandy Springs. Here’s his wellness advice for men in their 20s and […]

TONE AND TAN

PACK THIS WORKOUT FOR STAYING IN SHAPE ON YOUR NEXT BEACH GETAWAY

STORY: Amelia Pavlik
Photos: Meredith Davis, Merrily Creative

The temptation is real, y’all. That is, the temptation to do nothing but laze in the sun and drink margaritas during that week at the beach. “It’s easy to feel self-conscious putting on a swimsuit, but getting a workout in will help boost your confidence and make you feel […]

DIET DETOX

3 CLEANSE OPTIONS FOR HITTING YOUR EATING RESET BUTTON

Considering a cleanse? Sama’s includes filling kitchari, Cafe West Express’ features several soup options and Dtox Juice’s boasts delicious Brazil nut milk and other bottled liquids. Photo: Raftermen

STORY: Amelia Pavlik

From boozy patio brunches to burger-laden barbecues, summer brings a slew of unhealthy temptations that leave many of us needing to hit “reset” on our eating […]

GO THE DISTANCE

LOCAL TRAINERS SHARE 5 PEACHTREE ROAD RACE-READY TIPS

Atlanta, GA, USA – July 4, 2014: Thousands of runners run down Peachtree Street on their way to the finish line of the Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta.

You did it! You’ve signed up to run your first AJC Peachtree Road Race, Atlanta’s, and the world’s, largest 10K run. And then the panic ensues. How are you […]

DESK SET

PUT THE WORK IN WORKOUT WITH THESE FOUR MOVES TO DO ON THE JOB

Sitting: If only what many of us do for 40 hours every week could be good for us, but it’s not. “Research has linked sitting for long periods with a number of health concerns, including obesity and metabolic syndrome,” says Bill Sonnemaker, founder of Buckhead’s Catalyst Fitness. “Doing some exercise when you’re at […]

GOOD-FOR-YOU GETAWAYS

4 DESTINATIONS FOR FIT AND WELL VACATIONS

Fairmont Scottsdale

Fairmont Scottsdale

Turkey, cookies, latkes, Champagne— these are just a few of our favorite things that have likely left us droopy, bloated and dreading the upcoming bathing suit season. To help give those post holiday hangovers the heave-ho, we’ve rounded up four destinations that offer a wellness reboot.

Read on to figure out which is a fit for […]

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!

STEP OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE WITH #WEDOHARDSTUFF

Jesse Itzler (in white T-shirt) leads a group walk during a fitness retreat earlier this year.

Two thousand and seventeen reps of burpees, sit-ups, pushups, dips and squats to ring in 2017—that’s how it all started.

“I really wanted to do something to celebrate the new year in January, so I settled on doing 2,017 reps of the five […]

SUPPORT YOURSELF

THESE FOUR SPORTS BRAS TAKE THE JIGGLE OUT OF YOUR WORKOUTS

Jiggling is good when it comes to Jell-O, but not when it comes to your breasts during a workout. We turned to a few of Buckhead’s activewear aces to scope out sports bra options that will provide the support you need during sweat sessions ranging from hiking to high-intensity interval training. Read on to learn their picks.