Notes for the Road: Walk Georgia Blog

Navigating Holiday Parties

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The holiday season is filled with all types of parties. While they can put you in a festive mood and allow you to catch up with family and friends, they can also derail your diet when finger foods and delicious beverages abound. Do you have to deprive yourself at these…
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Activity Monitors Recommended to Increase Physical Activity

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The CDC’s Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends interventions that include activity monitors to increase physical activity in adults with overweight or obesity. The recommendation is based on evidence from a systematic review published in 2016. ● Physical activity interventions that included activity monitors increased daily walking (step counts per…
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Blood Pressure Reading Basics

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Your blood pressure numbers and what they mean – Your blood pressure is recorded as two numbers: Systolic blood pressure (the upper number) — indicates how much pressure your blood is exerting against your artery walls when the heart beats. Diastolic blood pressure (the lower number) — indicates how much…
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Swapping ground turkey for beef: Is it always the best choice?

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Written by Hannah Wilson, BS, Graduate Student, Dietetic Intern, and Ali Berg, PhD, RDN, LD, Extension Nutrition and Health Specialist Turkey burgers, turkey meatballs, turkey tacos and other dishes made with ground turkey are popping up on restaurant menus, food blogs, and in cookbooks as seemingly healthy alternatives to their…
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Put a Healthy Spin on Game Day

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Fall is in the air, and you know what that means…football season is here! Whether you are tailgating on campus or hosting a game day party at your home, following a few easy tips can ensure you have a fun and healthy game day! Choose game day dishes that offer…
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Nutty Nutrition

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Nuts and seeds are calorie-rich and easy to snack on. The most popular nuts eaten in the U.S. are walnuts, pecans, filberts, hazelnuts, cashews, Brazil nuts, pistachios, almonds, pine nuts, chestnuts and macadamia nuts. Popular seeds include pumpkin, sesame, flax and sunflower seeds.   Nuts and seeds contain many nutrients,…
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