Notes for the Road: Walk Georgia Blog

Beware of the Health Halo

By Jordan Lord BS, BSFCS and Alison Berg, PhD, RDN, LD Have you ever accepted that second slice of pie because it was “low carb” or “fat free?” Maybe you ate a whole sleeve of cookies, but weren’t that worried about it because they were labeled “organic.” This phenomenon, known…
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Go: Stay Active with State Parks

paddleboarding

There are many fun and healthy activities to do at Georgia State Parks including hiking, biking, paddling, tree climbing, golfing, archery, fitness equipment, events and more. Many parks have boat rentals (such as kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, etc) for you to experience the water and bike rentals to get you out…
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Recipe: Avocado Toast

Avocado Toast

We just posted this recipe in June, but our family loves it so much we’ve had it several times. Even for dinner! It is easy to substitute whatever fresh items you have on hand. We use goat cheese instead of ricotta, which adds a few calories (but, it’s worth it!)….
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Staying Active in Summer

Family biking

Summer is a great time for rest and relaxation. Schools are out for break, and many people use this downtime to go on vacation with friends and family. But often this period of rest becomes a period of physical inactivity. Staying physically active is critical to maintaining health and wellness….
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Go: Sunset Hike at Blackrock Mountain

Black Rock Mtn State Park

Sunset Hike at Blackrock Mountain State Park Saturday, July 7, 8:15 p.m. Sunset at Blackrock Mountain is known to be spectacular! Meet the park naturalist at the Visitors Center for a short hike to the Tennessee Rock to view sunset. Then hike back for a view of the night sky…
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Recipe: Fruit Kabobs

Fruit Kabobs

Fruit kabobs make a colorful and fun snack that kids can help prepare. Ingredients 1 cup watermelon (chunks) 1 cup pineapple (chunks) 1 cup grapes, red seedless 1 cup strawberries (stemmed) 2 kiwi (peeled and cut in quarters) bamboo skewers 1 cup yogurt, light strawberry Directions 1. Place fruit chunks on bamboo skewers. Place fruit kabobs…
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Adult Swim: Come on in!

Young Woman Swimming in a Pool

Ah, the dog days of summer are upon us. What better way to cool off and move more than with a quick swim? Our family enjoys belonging to a community pool, and I especially love including outdoor swimming in my fitness routine. However, I must admit that I’ve been baffled…
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