As I mentioned in my first post, I was actually a runner just a few years ago. Despite having done multiple half-marathons and even more 10Ks, I’m not a gifted runner… but I loved it all the same! Still, it is one of the goals that I have been dreading attacking because I haven’t run regularly since five years and multiple pounds ago. Where once I could gently jog a 5K without thinking twice, now my body revolts against a nice long walk along the BeltLine. PSA: Don’t become obese, folks. It’s not worth it!
Every year, the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation rank counties across the country in terms of overall health in order to “help counties understand what influences how healthy residents are and how long they will live.” Four out of the five healthiest counties in the state were in metro Atlanta (ATL, hold it down!) but despite all of their multi-use trails, new bike lanes, and boutique fitness studios, intown counties like DeKalb and Fulton got didn’t even make the top 15, coming in at 19 and 20, respectively.
So who got top honors? >>