Atlanta isn’t just known for Love & Hip-Hop or The Real Housewives of Atlanta franchises anymore, the city is also known for being health-conscious as well.

The Root has made a somewhat comprehensive list of Atlanta’s health and wellness scene, which includes healthy exercise and eating. Here are some examples:

For Exercises Try:


While Piedmont Park is conveniently located, Stone Mountain Park (1000 Robert E. Lee Drive, Stone Mountain) is a runner’s paradise. You can either walk or run up the 1.3-mile Walk Up Trail to the mountain’s summit, which offers a fantastic panoramic view of the metro area. The five-mile paved loop at the mountain’s base helps you keep track of your progress with its highlighted mile markers at every half-mile. In total, the 3,200-acre state park has 15 miles of hiking and walking trails and a 363-acre lake.

For Healthy Eating:


R. Thomas Deluxe Grill (1812 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta), a family-owned restaurant in Atlanta’s Brookwood neighborhood, is a popular 24-hour spot with an expansive menu that includes free-range meat and organic, gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, and raw-food choices. R. Thomas is also known for its fruit and vegetable smoothies and juices, which are welcome after a workout.

Check out the rest of The Root’s reasons for crowning Hotlanta as one its healthiest cities here

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  1. Atlanta is not a healthy city. The Root must be trying to help Southwest Airlines sell its DC to ATL flight package. There is only ONE raw food restaurant. Vegan options are few at most restaurants. Paleo diets are even frowned upon. And most of the black folks are as fat as any other urban center. FAIL

  2. How in the world can Atlanta be considered a healthy city? What scale are we using?

  3. Ms. Information

    I an a native Atlantan…….most vegan spots are in hippie white areas….in black areas? Chinese food and wings ALL day.

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