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The ABCs of SPFs

The ABCs of SPFs

ATLANTA -- Summer is officially here. Are you protecting your skin from the sun? Do you know what SPF (sun protection factor) to use? We spoke with Piedmont dermatologist Jodi Ganz, M.D., to find out what those SPF numbers really mean.

“The SPF number means it would take you that much longer to burn than you normally would without sunscreen,” says Dr. Ganz. “If it takes you 10 minutes to burn, then using an SPF5 means it would take you five times longer, or 50 minutes, to burn. An SPF10 means you could stay in the sun 10 times longer, or 100 minutes.”

But Dr. Ganz cautions that most sunscreens “break down” on average in two hours, meaning they lose their ability to protect you. So, you must reapply sunscreen every two hours.

10 Ways to Prepare for an Emergency

10 Ways to Prepare for an Emergency

The official start of the hurricane season is Friday. Whether it's severe weather, fire, a lengthy power outage, evacuation, would you know what to do in any type of emergency?

To stay safe in an emergency, it is crucial to have a solid communication plan in place for you and your family. Read more from HealthWatchMD, powered by Piedmont, for our top tips for communicating in an emergency.

Kettlebell Classes in Forsyth County

Kettlebell Classes in Forsyth County
Save at Studio LotusPurchase a package of five Kettlebell Classes and 1 Kettlebell Fundamentals class for $75 (Regularly $110).Purchase by March 31st.  Classes must be completed by April 15.
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NCR and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Team Up for 10th Annual NCR Sprint for Cancer Event

NCR and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Team Up for 10th Annual NCR Sprint for Cancer Event

Employee-driven 5K, 10K and Fun Run through Dunwoody to benefit pediatric cancer research

Runners, walkers and fitness enthusiasts can shape up for spring and support a great cause on Saturday, April 21 as they step off for the 10th annual NCR Sprint for Cancer, a 5K, 10K, Fun Run and Peachtree Road Race pre-qualifier. Celebrating the 10 year anniversary, this annual employee-driven event has set a fundraising goal to surpass more than $1 million in total contributions company-wide across 10 years of giving.  All proceeds from the NCR Sprint for Cancer Atlanta race will benefit pediatric cancer research at the Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Studio Lotus Discounted Group Class

Studio Lotus Discounted Group Class
Special BeyondBarre Class & Rate for Cumming Local Readers

Just last month, Studio Lotus announced they were offering BeyondBarre classes at their Forsyth Avenue location.  BeyondBarre is a new full-body workout that combines body sculpting, fat-burning, & endurance-building to gain muscle control, increase flexibility & develop long, lean muscles.

Anyone willing to admit they want any of that??  I do!!  So why not join me?  Kim, owner at Studio Lotus Forsyth has put together a great offer for us to try this exciting new class.  I’m game … are you?

LOCAL PROFILE: Turkey Day Fitness Tips

 

ATLANTA – Next week marks the start of the season many of us look forward to, year round. People love this season, dubbed “the most wonderful time of the year”, for a number of reasons. For children it could be the toys and gifts they receive or the annual visit to Grandma’s house. Or for adults it could be the abundant holiday cheer or the abundant holiday food it's okay to consume for the mere sake of the holiday. For some, the holidays can be too cheery and many end up heavier than they were before they started. 

Was the holiday food really worth a holiday gut? Think again.

Many people struggle with this issue, year in and year out. Some go on crash diets before the holiday or workout until they’re fatigued to “make room” for their Thanksgiving Feast but Amy Henry at FORUM Fitness in Buckhead thinks they’re all “wasting their time”.

Take-back event yields 3,800 pounds of drugs

Take-back event yields 3,800 pounds of drugs

ATLANTA -- The third National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Oct. 29 was a huge success in Georgia.

Participants turned in about 3,794.35 pounds of unwanted and expired medication for safe disposal at numerous sites across the state.

This amount exceeded the weight of the drugs collected at the second event in April, which was about 3,509 pounds.

"The total number of drugs taken back in Georgia speaks volumes about the problem of unused and unneeded prescriptions, the danger they pose to the community and the communities' commitment to making prescription drug abuse a top priority in the state," John Comer, acting special agent in charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Atlanta Field Division, said in a statement.