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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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U.S Military Service Member Reverently Holding the American Flag

  SAVE THE DATE! November 12, 2016: We are honored to announce that Walk Georgia is teaming up with our partners from Georgia State Parks to sponsor a ‘Veterans ’ fun-filled weekend of fitness and fellowship. In addition to all the other fun things you can do at FDR State…
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Research: Benefits of Childhood Fitness

Monday, May 23, 2016   Study finds childhood fitness reduces long-term cardiovascular risks of childhood obesity Athens, Ga. – A new study from a group of international researchers has identified a potentially effective tool to reduce the long-term health risks of childhood obesity—aerobic exercise. In a study published in the…
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Walk Star: Ann Centner

Ann Centner is the Family and Consumer Science Extension Public Service Professional for Early County in southwest Georgia. She was drawn to working with Extension because of the different daily activities she gets to do, travel opportunities, and because she gets to put her Family and Consumer Science knowledge to…
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Walk Star: Susan Varlamoff

by Jay Morris Susan Varlamoff is Director for the University of Georgia’s Office of Environmental Sciences. She has dedicated her life to improving the health of the environment. Her work in sustainability has resulted in UGA being recognized by the Princeton Review as one of the top leaders of sustainability…
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