Notes for the Road: Walk Georgia Blog

March is National Nutrition Month

American Heart Association logo

Since March is National Nutrition Month, we wanted to share some healthy eating tips from the American Heart Association. What is a healthy diet and how much should you eat? The Easy Way to Eat Healthy A healthy eating pattern is about smart choices.  The American Heart Association suggests these…
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Go: Spring Break: 10 Ways to Get Families Outdoors

Spring Break kids kayak

With Spring Break just around the corner, Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites offer many ways for families to enjoy the outdoors on a budget. From sleeping under the stars to paddling under a full moon, Georgia’s State Parks have vacations for all ages. Below are ten ideas for a…
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Recipe: Homerun Hummus Wrap

Hummus Wrap

Keep kids energized and satisfied with this delicious, healthy wrap made with hummus and veggies. Ingredients 6 8-inch Whole wheat tortillas 1 1/2 cups Prepared hummus 1 cup bell pepper (cut into 1/4-inch strips) 1/2 cup Carrots, grated 1 1/2 cups Baby spinach leaves Directions 1. Place the 6 tortillas on a clean surface. 2….
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Yoga and Pilates for Good Health

In the last few years, yoga and Pilates have become popular methods for getting more fit. Some of the postures are similar, but there are differences. Yoga Yoga originated in India around 5,000 years ago. Hatha yoga, popular in America, is one of the yoga paths meant to transform the…
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Eating Local begins with Home Garden

fresh field peas

Nothing could be more local –or make you more of a locavore – than eating locally grown produce that comes from your own garden plot. You may be thinking that you don’t have room for a garden, but I assure you that the vegetable garden has become “sweet ‘n’ neat”…
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Go: March for Meals 5K Run/Walk

March for Meals 5K

The Athens Community Council on Aging is partnering with the national March for Meals campaign by pledging to end senior hunger by 2020. Please join us for the 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, March 24, to help end senior hunger in Athens and to support the local Meals on Wheels program…
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Recipe: Spring Minestrone Soup

minestrone soup

Spinach is harvested in Georgia between November and May. Baby spinach is harvested earlier than regular spinach, so the leaves are smaller and more tender, but the nutritional value is the same. Raw baby spinach has no fat or calories, and is high in vitamins A and K as well…
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