Notes for the Road: Walk Georgia Blog

Who Inspires You?

Mike and Lola Beggs at the top of the St. Simons Island Lighthouse, January 2019. I am incredibly blessed to have both of my parents fairly nearby and an active part of our family’s lives. They are a constant source of encouragement and joy to us and many others who…
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Rainy Day Walking

Does this rainy weather have you down? Finding it tough to get motivated to get those steps in? A few of our loyal Walk Georgia advocates took over a conference room during lunch this week so we could continue to walk and avoid the weather. Think about places that may…
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Holiday Depression & Stress

Many people would agree the holidays are the most wonderful time of the year. While most people enjoy holiday festivities, traveling, and spending time with family and friends, the reality of the holiday season is not so cheerful for some. It’s no secret that stress and depression can affect your…
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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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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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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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