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  • Stand Don’t Sit, But For A Whole Month?

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    It is one thing to stand while you are cooking but what if you were given the challenge to spend a whole month standing only being allowed to sit when you are using the bathroom, sleeping or driving?  Could you do it?  Dan Kois, a writer at New York...

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  • Human Sized Hamster Wheel Fact or Fiction

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    The rat race has reached new levels with the Human Sized Hamster Wheel.    It is literally a hamster wheel minus the hamster, instead you are inside. We all know the dangers of sitting all day and yet many of us either by choice or because of the dictates...

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  • Dry Falls, North Carolina

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    Who doesn’t love a waterfall?  Growing up  in Pittsburgh every time we had an out-of-town visitor we made the drive to Niagra Falls.  It was there that I fell in love with waterfalls.  A few damp trips on Niagra Fall’s  Maid of the Mist tour boat gave me an...

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  • HotHands Hand Warmers

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    It is hard to believe that here it is November 14 and we are already deep into 20 degree weather with a windchill of 14 degrees.  That would be abnormally cold for Atlanta even in the middle of January much less in November. Getting out of bed and bundling...

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  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

    Book Review – The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry – Rachel Joyce

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    A friend of mine recently recommended I read The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce.  She recommended it because as a literature major she found it to be worthy of the title “good literature”.  That almost deterred me from reading it. I am glad I stuck with...

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  • Kubota Garden

    Kubota Garden In Seattle, Washington

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    I recently traveled to Seattle to visit my niece who was 8 months pregnant.  Needless to say I was not able to enjoy most of the things I normally do when I visit like hiking in Mt. Rainier National Park.  After spending several days eating, including an evening spent...

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  • Gibbs Gardens Is A Walk In The Park

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    All I could think about when I was walking around Gibbs Gardens last fall for the first time was “how could I have lived in Atlanta for 20 years and not known this was here?”  Gibbs Gardens is a real treasure for all Atlanta and North Georgia walkers. I...

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  • Tulips

    Walk Around Your Local Farmers Market

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    It is a sure sign that spring is here and summer is on its way when you start receiving emails with the opening dates of your local farmers market……..and I could not be more excited! I love going to the Farmers market It is great for chatting with vendors,...

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  • Lifespan Walking Speed Prediction

    Will You Live 10 More Years? Take This Simple Walking Test

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    I grew up in a retirement community in Florida.  At the ripe age of 5 years old I would sit in rocking chairs on 70 year old neighbors’ front porches and reminisce  about the good old days. How Long Will You Live? All of my friends were “young” for their...

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  • Walking Statistics

    Fly the Coop Walking Statistics Infographic

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    It can be hard to leave the comfort of your nest and go for a walk.  Sometimes we need a little push . . . by seeing the sobering numbers. Discover Walking put together this infographic to motivate you to leave the nest and walk. American sits and “nest” too...

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