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Nearly 200 Atlanta veterans are gathering this Saturday, September 5, to march the Atlanta Beltline in teeny tiny shorts (otherwise known as silkies) and combat boots. But it’s all for a good cause, of course. It is estimated that nearly 22 veterans commit suicide each day. The Silkies Hike was born just a few months ago in San Diego, founded by retired Marine Captain Donny O’Malley, who served in Afghanistan. He held the belief that if veterans have the opportunity to come together to talk about their unique experiences, then they are better able to access the resources they need to acclimate back to civilian life. About the Silkies Hike >>

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Atlanta is making huge strides toward becoming a bike-friendly city, but our streets can still be pretty intimidating if you haven’t ridden in a while. According to the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, 60 percent of Atlantans would like to ride a bike but don’t feel safe. If you’re one of them, give these safe, easy routes a try to get you up to speed. If you’re participating in the Atlanta Bike Challenge, don’t forget to log your rides! Once you’re comfortable on the saddle, use this handy bike map of Midtown and Downtown to find beginner-friendly streets.

Grab a helmet! >>

Wanderlust Festival
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Atlanta is chock full o’ amazing health and wellness events. How’s a person supposed to keep up? Fear not! We’ve got your back. Every Monday, WellATL will bring you a handy-dandy list of the week’s finest options. If you’d like to submit something fun and fitness-y for consideration, shoot an email to events@wellatl.com. And now, behold, seven days of awesome…

A yoga festival, nutrition walk, belly dancing, and more >>

winners
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Throw some confetti and pop the champagne! Creative Loafing has unveiled its 2014 Best of Atlanta winners, and they are as fabulous as you’d expect. From veterinarians to artists to mechanics, the annual awards honor the best the city has to offer. You can check out the newest issue of CL for the full list of winners across every category, but we are, of course, impressed most with the companies and places that are helping Atlantans Move Well, Eat Well, Feel Well, and Do Well. A huge congrats to these 14 winners in the health and wellness space.

Who’s the best? Find out. >>

Rottenwood Creek Trail
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Tallulah Gorge, Amicalola Falls, Cloudland Canyon: These Georgia hiking destinations are all gorgeous, challenging, and absolutely worth a visit. But they’re also more than an hour’s drive outside the city — and for some of us, that’s enough of an excuse to flake on a hike. So while Midtown isn’t exactly the first place you’d look for waterfalls and gorges, intown Atlanta does have a respectable number of trails and parks that are perfect for taking a walk in the woods. (In fact, there’s even an entire book about them.) Here are a few places where you can get some fresh air without setting foot outside the Perimeter. Put on your hiking boots. >>

X3 Sports
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Atlanta is chock full o’ amazing health and wellness events. How’s a person supposed to keep up? Fear not! We’ve got your back. Every Monday, WellATL will bring you a handy-dandy list of the week’s finest options. If you’d like to submit something fun and fitness-y for consideration, shoot an email to events@wellatl.com. And now, behold, seven days of awesome…
Dancing, martial arts, tree tours, and more! >>

Atlanta BeltLine
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Whether you’re jogging, cycling, practicing yoga, or just taking a leisurely stroll, the BeltLine can help you burn a few calories and stay moving. But with some of the city’s tastiest restaurants just a few steps from the trail, it can also help you pack on the pounds. So where do you turn when you want to eat right near Atlanta’s favorite pathway? And what do you order once you’re there? WellATL talked to chefs at some BeltLine-adjacent dining establishments to get the low down on nutritious, low-calorie dishes. Advice for Parish, Park Tavern, The Luminary, and Kevin Rathbun Steak. >>