Stand-up-paddleboarding: The fastest-growing recreational activity

i was worried about the woman in the blue maxi dress, its hem so long she nearly tripped while selecting a stand-up paddleboard at Morgan Falls Overlook Park in Sandy Springs. But then she paddled out onto the glassy Chattahoochee River like a Venetian gondolier.

Test driving 6 Atlanta nutritionists and personal trainers

Our writer checks out three nutritionists to discover why he can't put on weight, while another writer seeks personal trainers to help her figure out why she can't do sit-ups.

Making the most of your aging memory

You can recall every obscure song lyric, but you can’t find your car keys or remember why you went upstairs. Welcome to the aging brain.

Why you should be eating beets

This taproot’s popularity peaked around 1982—about the time Wolfgang Puck first paired it with goat cheese. That puts beets somewhere between avocados and sun-dried tomatoes on Bon Appetit’s list of the trendiest vegetables of the last fifty years.

Healthcare champions

From the road, the old gas station didn’t stand out much from its neighbors—a boarded-up brick two-story building and a green-awninged bodega—on this stretch of Joseph E. Boone Boulevard just west of the Georgia Dome.

How helmets ward off head injuries

In 2011 researchers at Virginia Tech published a new star safety rating system for football helmets — and last winter, they concluded that wearing the right headgear can reduce a player’s risk of concussion by more than 50 percent. So ask your child’s coach or athletic director about helmets, especially for football; they should be reconditioned and recertified at least every two years. Ask who inspects helmets and how often, and examine helmets for obvious damage to the shell or padding.

12 adult sports leagues in Atlanta

Why let kids have all the fun? Here are some adults-only recreational leagues. Most offer a range of divisions from low-pressure to ultracompetitive, so you can find a team whether you’re fresh off a college roster or just off the sofa.

The itchy problem with selfies

It's so cute when teenagers get all scrunched together with their phones so they can take selfies for Instagram or whatever social media site is hip that day. What's not cute is that selfies could be the reason lice are a big deal with teens and college students.

Atlanta Derby Brats: Heck on Wheels

The little girl in roller skates and polka-dotted knee socks looks like a newborn giraffe, stumbling, wobbling, never really finding her footing as she tries to scoot around the track.

Miserable in the South?

People in the South can be pretty miserable. According to a recent Gallup poll, the well-being of Americans hasn't gotten any better in the past six years, and it's worse if you happen to live in much of the southern U.S.

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