Notes for the Road: Walk Georgia Blog

Walk Georgia at EXPO

Walk Georgia is proud to partner with Sunbelt Ag Expo, located in Moultrie, Ga., by offering a wellness walk route during their annual trade show October 16-18. Expo’s 100-acre exhibit area hosts more than 1200 exhibitors and 80,000 visitors and adjoins a 600-acre research farm. Collect checkoffs from three of…
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City of Moultrie Moves More, Lives More

Mayor William McIntosh

By Kathryn Holland, Colquitt County Family and Consumer Sciences Agent When I began my career with UGA Cooperative Extension I was barely aware of the Walk Georgia program. Then one day I received a call from one of our community leaders asking me to implement Walk Georgia for the City of…
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Reduce Your Chances of Falling this Fall

Walk Georgia Fall

By Supriya Venigalla, MD, MPH Happy Fall, Walk Georgians! Now that the weather is getting cooler, you probably want to get outdoors as much as possible. But if you’re 65 and older, you may be worried about falling and injuring yourself. It’s a legitimate concern because a single fall can be traumatic to…
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Fall into Fitness with Walk Georgia

Child in Autumn

By Kimberly Jenkins Wilkes County Family and Consumer Sciences Agent Fall is nearly here, y’all! For many of us that means endless amounts of football, watching the leaves transform to vibrant shades of red, yellow and orange and cuddling on the couch while smelling the lovely aroma of pumpkin spice…
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Is motivation “ruff” for you? Look to your dog!

Dog with CocaCola ball

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services established guidelines in 2008 that state, at minimum, adults need 150 minutes of physical activity per week. However, 52 percent of American adults don’t get enough physical activity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  More than half of the…
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