Hiking Toward Health

The big picture: A mid-April dayhike with three ladies from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta who’ve been getting healthier over the last six months – and the woman who’s been coaching them (dietician Tamara Melton of La Carte Wellness).

The Things We Do For Science: These ladies are part of a pilot program to see how much improved health of employees affects financial stuff companies care about, like the number of days folks take off sick and healthcare costs. (Can you guess the result?)

Firsts: For Cecile, this was her first time hiking – ever! Go Cecile!

If I had to sum up this dayhike in three words they’d be: Inspirational, Steady, and Strong.

And if I could elaborate I’d say… Here are women who’ve been persistently working out, eating intuitively, and encouraging one another for six months. Six months! These women barely stopped on our hike, heading up hills and over tree roots like seasoned pros. I salute you, Carol, Virginia, and Cecile!