Today is Global Running Day, so get out and celebrate! Participation is easy- just head to and pledge to take part in some type of running activity today. It can be a solo lap around the block this evening, some power walking in the grocery store, or even a game of tag with your kids. The key is to get active and inspire others to do so as well!

Exercise can have so many positive benefits that are reflected in every aspect of your life, and running is an easy way to get started. We’re sharing a few tips and tricks for celebrating Global Running Day around town.

First and foremost, make sure to dress comfortably, which includes wearing supportive running shoes. Sneakers with good cushion and support can drastically decrease the impact on your joints while running. If you’re headed outside to get those steps in, don’t forget to lather on a coat of sunscreen before you go! The summer sun in Atlanta can be harsh, and it’s so important to protect your skin! Another tip before you get started – hydrate! Drink water before, during and after exercise to stay hydrated in the heat. Now you’re ready to go!

Whether you’re headed to the Atlanta BeltLine or your treadmill, remember to listen to your body and pace yourself during exercise. Running is a simple way to get moving, but we encourage any and all exercise to promote a healthy lifestyle. In addition to exercise, a nutritious, vitamin-rich diet is important for your physical and mental health. It’s very important to lead a heart-healthy lifestyle, especially for our patients going through a procedure. We encourage our patients to be as healthy as possible, mentally and physically, before a procedure to ensure the best possible results and recovery times. Having healthy habits already in place can decrease your recovery time tremendously and have you back to your best as soon as possible. Call us today at (404) 257-9888 to schedule a consultation to see how we can help you be your happiest you!