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Pickleball Atlanta

What to know about pickleball in Atlanta

Pickleball is a quirky mashup of badminton, tennis, and ping-pong. With Atlanta’s year-round temperate weather and booming tennis scene—the Atlanta Lawn Tennis Association (ALTA) boasts over 80,000 members—it’s easy to see why pickleball is catching on here.
Do fad diets actually work?

An Atlanta dietitian shares the facts on four trendy diets

Danielle Lewis has seen her share of nutrition trends come and go since becoming a registered dietitian. (Anybody remember the Tapeworm Diet? No? Good.) Here, the owner of Atlanta’s DL Dietetics evaluates the latest fads.

Feeling stressed? Take a bath.

Need to center yourself before a stressful workday or release tension after an intense workout? Try dimming the lights, lighting a candle, and hopping into the tub for a long, hot soak.
How and when should I use my free Covid-19 at-home tests?

Free at-home Covid tests are here. How should you use them?

Four metro Atlanta counties (DeKalb, Fulton, Cobb and Clayton) have distributed thousands of free tests. The Biden Administration is mailing out four free tests per household, and a new federal rule requires private health insurers to cover eight tests per month per person. Here, we've answered common questions about what tests do and don't do, when to use them, and how to use them.
Six strategies for beating the winter blues

Six strategies for beating the winter blues

In a seasonal slump? These tips might help.
Cycmode

Test Drive: Buckhead’s Cycmode Fitness aims to make cycling more immersive

Buckhead’s Cycmode makes indoor cycling an immersive experience, thanks to an enormous curved screen, the likes of which you normally see only in IMAX theaters.
Digital detox: How to break your screen habit

Digital detox: How to break your screen habit

The more we scroll, the more our brains crave those quick bursts of pleasure and connection, keeping us coming back for more. Here's how to cut back.
Sleep-care is the new self-care

Sleep-care is the new self-care. Here’s how to get better rest.

“There’s a big misconception that sleep is wasted time. But it is so important for the rest of our lives,” says Dr. Anne D. Bartolucci, who practices at Atlanta Insomnia & Behavioral Health Services. “If you’re trying to lose weight and you are sleep deprived, your fullness hormones get thrown off. With exercise, you need sleep in order to build muscle. It’s impossible to live a truly healthy life if you’re not getting enough sleep.”

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