Notes for the Road: Walk Georgia Blog

Drink Smart

lady drinking water outdoors

Want to lose weight? Look at what you’re drinking. Researchers at the University of North Carolina found that the average adult drinks about 230 calories daily and that half of us drink up to 500 calories per day. That is enough to add a pound of weight to your body per week…
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Nutritious Snacks

Child eating healthy breakfas

Drive-through windows, convenience stores and vending machines can become the main source of food for families on-the-go. Making a list of favorite, nutritious foods to keep on hand can make life easier and healthier for the entire family…
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Fun Fall Weekend Activities

Leaves in fall

Fall can be the best time to get fit. Reenergize for the upcoming week by planning a variety of interesting outings and activities each weekend. Here are our suggestions to change up your pace….
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Win With the D.A.S.H Diet

fruits and whole grain

You may be meeting your walking goals, but to be totally fit, you also need to meet some nutrition goals. One diet clinically proven to be healthy is the D.A.S.H. diet. The diet was originally used to control high blood pressure, but now we know it is good for everyone….
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How Much Physical Activity is Enough?

Kids run with mom outside

The Department of Health and Human Services has published guidelines for physical activity based on the most current research. Not surprisingly, these guidelines confirm that active people are more fit and have less risk for many disabling medical conditions and chronic diseases than people who are inactive….
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Just Keep Swimming

Man swimming in pool

You don’t have to be as good as Michael Phelps; swimming is good exercise for just about everyone. It is a low-impact workout that is perfect for people with arthritis, weight limitations or those who experience pain with other exercise…
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