Kiersten Willis, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Kiersten Willis

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta, GA, United States

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Past articles by Kiersten:

Aging in Atlanta event covers activities, staying healthy and more

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution once again brought the Aging in Atlanta event to the community for the spring panel Tuesday, May 17. → Read More

Sign up now: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Aging in Atlanta event

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s free event is Tuesday, May 17. It’s bringing the Aging in Atlanta event to the community once again and offering tips on aging well. → Read More

Go Guide: What you can expect from VeloCity Atlanta 2022

The annual ride/walk/run will be held Saturday, May 7th at Bouckaert Farm in Chattahoochee Hills. Here’s what you need to know about this year’s VeloCity Atlanta — where 100% of registration feeds and participant fundraising supports Grady Health System. → Read More

Vote now for the 2022 AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt design

The time has come once again to vote for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race T-shirt contest. → Read More

VeloCity Atlanta 2022: Sign up now and support Grady Health System

Run, bike or walk now in support of Grady Health System by registering for VeloCity Atlanta 2022. → Read More

3 eating and drinking habits that aren’t good for your brain

Brain health is important at any age. To maintain it, you have to take what you consume into account. → Read More

Can eating sugar be healthy? For some Greenlanders, it can

It turns out sugar isn’t always bad for you. In fact, it can be healthy — for some people in Greenland, that is. → Read More

New year, new movies: What’s on Netflix in January

When New Year’s Day comes, it won’t only be a new year. There will be new Netflix shows and movies to watch. → Read More

Wrap up the holidays among festive lights with beer or wine in hand

Atlanta Wine Festivals and Atlanta Beer Festivals are hosting a festive event where you can sample an array of adult beverages. → Read More

If you can’t do a pushup, you may need more exercise

Exercise is beneficial at any age, but there are especially benefits for people over 50. → Read More

Study shows why relaxing is the best way to live longer

New research has added to evidence that shows why stress isn’t helpful for aging. In fact, it can advance biological age. → Read More

The best and worst times to drive in Georgia for Christmas 2021

Holiday travel plans that were canceled last year are on again. That means roads will be crowded in 2021. → Read More

Rich, plant-based diet linked to reduced dementia risk, study finds

A study has shown a link to a reduced risk of cognitive impairment and dementia in older adults who consume a diet rich in plant-based products. → Read More

Study shows how working may help protect from cognitive decline

Results of a study from Italian researchers show just how what people do for a living can help keep their brains healthy. → Read More

Experts say you should avoid these eating habits after 50

Here are a few habits experts say you should avoid, according to Eat This, Not That. → Read More

5 perfect holiday gifts for family and friends over 50

From clothes to beauty and everything in between, there are all kinds of gifts you can gift your family and pals ages 50 and older. → Read More

Why you should think twice before putting a DVD you were mailed into the computer

A woman in Maine was sent a DVD from a “friend of a friend” earlier this month. A note on the disc encouraged her to view and share it. She reported it to police, who warned others about it on Facebook. → Read More

The secret to a longer, healthier life? ‘Blue zones,’ research shows

There may not be a fountain of youth, but you can still take steps to extend your life. → Read More

Science pinpoints just why grandmother-grandchild bond is so special

Whether you’re a grandmother or a grandmother figure, you may have noticed the special bond between you and the youngsters in your life.But now, there’s science to back up that feeling and explain just how it came to be. → Read More

Atlanta ER doctor goes viral after creating mini living room for dogs

Sometimes, dogs seem to live better than us. And a TikTok user’s viral dog designs show why. → Read More