The Skinny on Weight Loss

Americans are spending billions of dollars every year trying to lose weight.  Somehow that figure just doesn’t seem right when you look at National Center for Health Statistics data showing that more than 66 percent of adults aged 20 and older in this country are obese or overweight—that’s right, two-thirds… Read more...
When is Pain a Problem

When is Pain a Problem

Your health is pretty good for someone your age (if you do say so yourself!), but you have the occasional recurrent aches and pains. How do you know when a pain is something to see a doctor about, and what can you do to manage it on your own? According… Read more...
My Best Self: Kimberly Hard

My Best Self: Kimberly Hard

As CEO of the Be Well Atlanta wellness alliance, it’s Kimberly Hard’s job to help others live their healthiest, most fulfilled lives. But between running her rapidly growing business, leading yoga classes at venues around Atlanta like the Georgia Aquarium and raising her 11-year-old daughter, Stella, we wondered how Kimberly… Read more...
My Best Self: Trey Humphreys

My Best Self: Trey Humphreys

As owner of Fur Bus, a rolling party venue of sorts, Trey Humphreys finds a big challenge in maintaining balance and structure in his life. Fur Bus, which has been gaining in popularity since its launch in 2000, and deejay work around Atlanta translate to a fun-but-extreme lifestyle for the… Read more...
Money-Saving Meal Plan

Money-Saving Meal Plan

In today’s economy, many families are looking for ways to cut back on expenses. One way to reduce spending is to decrease the cost of groceries; however, cutting back on food spending does not mean sacrificing quality foods. Many people believe it is more expensive to eat a healthy diet,… Read more...
My Hormones: His-and-Hers HT

My Hormones: His-and-Hers HT

As you age, your hormone levels decline, resulting in various health concerns including decreased energy and sexual interest; increased risk of cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, obesity and cancer; a decrease in muscle mass; impaired psychological function; and dyslipidemia (an elevation of lipids in the blood). But there is hope—hormone treatments (HTs)… Read more...
My Eyes - Protection

My Eyes - Protection

You’ve taken precautions against harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure to your skin, but have you forgotten to protect your eyes? Studies have proven that exposure to UV and high-energy visible light (HEV or blue light) over time damages the eye. The effects of this exposure are accumulative and irreversible. Research… Read more...
Dream On

Dream On

Sleep is something we all do and we all need, regardless of age or gender. However, the ability to get a good night’s sleep is often surrounded by inconsistent information, so we asked local sleep medicine experts to separate the myths from the facts. Read more...

Skincare Through the Years

Regardless of your age, the ingredients for glowing skin are a nutritious diet, plenty of water and regular exercise. Once those basics are covered, the next step is evaluating your skin care regime to make sure you are doing what’s appropriate for your skin type and age. Read on for… Read more...
My Best Self: Amy Lance

My Best Self: Amy Lance

In 1997, Atlanta native Amy Lance founded the nonprofit organization Chastain Horse Park Ltd. She served as general contractor for the $4 million redevelopment of the local landmark, which was in desperate need of a comprehensive facelift. With the help of the community, Amy eliminated the old, dilapidated structures and… Read more...