Experience derby like never before as The Atlanta Rollergirls host this year’s Women’s Flat Track Derby Association’s (WFTDA) Championship Tournament from November 2 to 4 at the Georgia World Congress Center.

Cheer on your Atlanta team as they take to the rink and give it their all. This three-day event boosts bouts all weekend with the championship bout taking place on Sunday at 3 p.m. and make sure to stay for the awards ceremony afterwards. Tickets are $22.

Details: Georgia World Congress Center, 285 Andrew Young International Blvd. NW, Atlanta, GA,
www.wftda.com, www.atlantarollergirls.com

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By Anne-Marie Berte

November is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and MOvember.  The nickname came about in an effort to engage men (MOBro’s) to grow and women (MOSista’s) to support the Mo (moustache) for 30 days in November.

Through the moustache, awareness and funds are raised for men’s health- prostate and testicular cancer initiatives. For me, being passionate about health and wellness and combining any event in this city with a fitness twist makes me happier than a kid in a candy store.  Prostate cancer, has affected many loved ones in my life – my grandfather passed from prostate cancer and my dad is a prostate cancer survivor.

I know a handful of other amazing men that have been recently diagnosed, but they too are and will continue to be survivors.  I am impressed with the research and options that continue to be improved upon for those going through this disease but all of us can help as well!

All month long, exhale Atlanta will host two donation classes every Tuesday that are open to the public. (6:15 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.). We will also be hosting two fundraisers for MOvember- November 15th at the W Midtown at Spice Market and November 28th at STK – so check back with me or follow on our team and twitter page.

How do you register?  We encourage you to join our team and spread the word to others to join in as well.(us.movember.com/team/514469)

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Best Self Atlanta Magazine’s November issue is on newsstands today and there is plenty to be excited about!

Don’t miss out on reading our special cover article featuring some of Atlanta’s favorite yoga instructors. These yogis give wonderful advice on how to get the most out of your yoga experience!

Learn more about how you can give back to your community in the pages of Best Self’s Giving Issue – full of information on opportunities to volunteer, different businesses who donate to local charities and the ultimate give-back opportunity: becoming an organ donor.

Best Self Atlanta’s November issue focuses on inspiring stories, helpful advice, and more. Read more on our digital version of Best Self Atlanta Magazine’s November issue. Find out where to get your copy by clicking here.

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Get a sneak peek at Sherri’s Best List for November!

Tower Garden – I don’t own one of these, but have seen it in action. This state-of-the-art vertical aeroponic growing system is perfect for patios, balconies, rooftops and any relatively sunny place. It grows up to 20 plants including vegetables, herbs and fruits. The Tower Garden by Juice Plus+ is an innovative, space efficient, cost-effective and overall great way to get nutritious, healthy food for you and your family. From luscious tomatoes and strawberries to melons and lettuce, this vertical garden is awesome. $499 or 12 payments of $43 per month.
Details: (404) 915-0189, www.drbruce.towergarden.com

Café Bustelo Espresso Coffee – The number one selling Cuban coffee in the U.S., it is strong and powerful and will make one perfect colada. No sophisticated espresso equipment needed to enjoy this coffee. Sold in a 6 or 10 ounce brick pack or in a 10 or 36 ounce can. $3.95 for a 10 ounce brick
Details: Available at Big Lots or Publix, www.cafebustelo.com

Organic cotton scarves – This scarf makes a great holiday gift. It’s beautiful, soft and all natural. Made by Barkha’s Custom Sourcing, a woman owned eco-textile development and sourcing company—they work with certifi ed organic cotton mills and Fair Trade or Fair Labor companies. $15 and up
Details: (770) 696-5845, At the Collective, Inman Park

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Best Self Atlanta Magazine’s November issue will be hitting newsstands tomorrow and there is plenty to be excited about!

Learn more about how you can give back to your community in the pages of Best Self’s Giving Issue – full of information on volunteer opportunities, different businesses who donate to local charities and the ultimate give-back opportunity: becoming an organ donor.

Best Self Atlanta’s November issue focuses on inspiring stories, helpful advice, and more. Don’t miss out on reading our special cover article featuring some of Atlanta’s favorite yoga instructors. These Yogis give wonderful advice on how to get the most out of your yoga experience!

Read more on our digital version of Best Self Atlanta Magazine’s November issue. Find out where to get your copy by clicking here.

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By Intisar Seraaj-Sabree

Grab a slice or a whole pie of pizza to support charity. Max’s Coal Oven Pizzeria (300 Marietta St., Atlanta, GA) is celebrating October’s National Pizza Month with the creations of local artists, musicians, athletes and media personalities on the menu to support their charity of choice.

In the name of National Pizza Month there will be specialty pizzas designed by CNN’s Holly Firfer, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Jennifer Brett, the Atlanta Falcons’ Mike Peterson, Southern Ground recording artist Sonia Leigh, Jessica Shops’ Jessica Dauler and Witty + Pretty’s Ashley Hesseltine.

Pick your choice of a $4 or $19 pizza that will benefit the creator’s charity of choice. Benefiting charities include Camp Southern Ground, LifeLine Animal Project, Victoria Stilwell Foundation and Kate’s Club.

For more details about Max’s Coal Oven Pizzeria’s celebration of National Pizza Month, call (404) 974-2941 or visit www.maxsatl.com

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FlybarreWhat: FlyBarre classes at Flywheel combine yoga, dance, circuit training, Pilates and strength building to bring you the perfect body sculpting class. This class utilizes a variety of props and low weight repetitions.

Where: 102 W Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta, GA, (678) 702-5684, www.flywheelsports.com

When: Schedule is available online. Classes are $25.

Tip: “FlyBarre is a total body workout that shapes your muscles by using light weights and high repetitions.” —Cara Weaver, instructor

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AmoenaAmoena, a Kennesaw-based company that helps women with post-surgery breast cancer needs, is donating 100 percent of the proceeds from their breast cancer awareness pin to support breast cancer organizations. The pin, which was designed by a survivor, is available at Dillard’s, Nordstrom and other specialty boutiques. $1.75

Details: Nordstrom, 4390 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA, (770) 394-1141, www.amoena.us

 

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mind body fitness conferenceStretch out your worries and relax your body at the Mind/Body Fitness Conference on Nov. 8 – 11.

Expand your inventory of yoga moves, experience yoga for the first time or earn continuing education credits at this fun and tranquil event hosted at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center. Find specific pricing and register online or by phone.

Details: 3405 Lenox Road NE, Atlanta, GA, (888) 855-7741, www.yogafit.com

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scott millerAtlanta’s local doctors provide answers to all your medical questions. One Best Self reader asked: Can drinking eight glasses of water per day help prevent kidney stones?

Scott Miller, MD of Georgia Urology: Even in Georgia—part of the “kidney stone belt”—64 ounces of water (eight 8 oz. glasses) is usually beyond the amount needed for kidney stone prevention and overall health.  The best indicator is the appearance of your urine. With the exception of your first morning urination, your urine should always appear very dilute or pale yellow.  Of course, you should drink more fluids during times of exercise or heat exposure.

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