Notes for the Road: Walk Georgia Blog

Arthritis: To work out or not to work out?

By Supriya Venigalla, MD, MPH Over this past weekend, two of my close friends called me to ask about arthritis. Their parents had just been diagnosed. It is a scary word, made even scarier when a loved one has to go through it. You want to help them, but you’re…
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Walking School Buses

girl with backpack walking to school

By Jay Morris, Walk Georgia Intern August is here! That means school will be starting soon, if it hasn’t already! Which also means you should plan your commute to avoid the students as they flood back into town, or map out the best route to keep you from getting stuck…
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Waltzing towards Wellness

By Supriya Venigalla, MD, MPH This week, Walk Georgia’s focus is on a fun activity that will keep you smiling even while you sweat — dancing. An art form that is based on a rhythmic sequence of movements, dance is practiced all over the world. Different cultures have their own…
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Beware 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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100-Day Summer Challenge Inspires DPH Employees to Get Fit

By Connie F. Smith-Lindsey, Health Communications Specialist, Division of Communications, Georgia Department of Public Health The Georgia Department of Public Health’s (DPH) Worksite Wellness team, in conjunction with University of Georgia’s (UGA) Walk Georgia, is spearheading the 100 Days of Summer challenge to get employees moving more this summer. The…
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Which Came First – Summer Holidays or Food?

By Kristen Sumpter, M.A., Fulton County Extension Agent Ah yes – summer is in full swing. Kids are in summer camps and adults are blasting the A/C for any source of cool air. This time of year is filled with nostalgic memories of beach vacations, road trips and summer holidays….
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UGArden: Livin’ La Vida Local

By Jay Morris, Walk Georgia Health Promotion Intern UGArden is a learning and demonstration farm on UGA’s campus that is committed to teaching students sustainable food practices and community service. I wanted to visit them and speak about the importance of local agriculture and gardening as a way to lead…
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