Notes for the Road: Walk Georgia Blog

SPLASH: Have a water safety plan!

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The state’s water-safety initiative, SPLASH, aims to greatly reduce the number of water-related deaths and injuries. SPLASH encourages citizens to follow these tips when enjoying beaches, pools, lakes, rivers and other bodies of water: Supervision – Designate an adult to watch children at all times. Do not assume someone else…
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Water-based Exercise Provides Ample Options to Get Fit

You may think of water sports as a summer activity, but in some communities swimming and water aerobics are available throughout the year. One benefit of water exercise is that it is good for people who may be overweight or who have back problems, leg or foot injuries. The water’s…
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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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Staying Active in the Summer

By Jay Morris, Walk Georgia Intern Summer is a great time for rest and relaxation. Schools are out for break, and many people use this downtime to go on vacation with friends and family. But often this period of rest becomes a period of physical inactivity. Staying physically active is…
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