Notes for the Road: Walk Georgia Blog

Go: 10 Ways to Relax in Nature

The way you spend time out in nature can affect how much your physical, emotional and mental health will benefit from it. If you’re getting outside to relax, relieve stress or anxiety, focus your mind, or improve your health and well-being, try some of these tips to make it a…
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Top 10 Parks for Fall Color

Cloudland

Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge — Dawsonville Just an hour north of Atlanta you’ll find the Southeast’s tallest cascading waterfall. A short, flat path leads to a boardwalk offering the most spectacular views. There’s also an easy-to-reach overlook at the top. For a tougher challenge, start from the bottom of…
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Recipe: Spaghetti Squash with Parmesan Cheese

If you have never eaten winter squash, they are in season right now! Don’t miss a delicious and nutritious treat. Winter squash differs from summer squash because it has a thicker skin and seeds that are removed before it is eaten. Keep squash in a cool, dry place on a thick pad of newspaper. Refrigerators…
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Go: Your State Parks Day

Dozens of Georgia State Parks are planning service projects and volunteer celebration events on Saturday, September 29. Check out a few below and visit the website for a full listing of unique ways to give back to the beautiful spaces that restore and renew our minds, bodies and spirits. Rivers…
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Recipe: Seasonal Apple Salad

For this delectable and simple seasonal salad, combine diced apples and celery with raisins and nuts. Add dressing and enjoy! Ingredients 2 cups apple (diced) 1 cup celery (diced) 1/2 cup raisins 1/2 cup nuts 2 tablespoons lite mayonnaise-type dressing (or mayonnaise) 1/16 cup orange juice (1 Tablespoon) Directions 1. Mix orange juice with salad dressing…
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National Yoga Month

September is National Yoga Month, designated by the Department of Health and Human Services, to educate about the health benefits of yoga and to inspire a healthy lifestyle. Yoga originated in India around 5,000 years ago. Hatha yoga, popular in America, is one of the yoga paths meant to transform…
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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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