Notes for the Road: Walk Georgia Blog

Recipe: Edamame Succotash

edamame n corn

Soy is found in many different forms, including whole green soybeans (also known as edamame), soymilk, soy flour, tofu and isolated soy protein or textured soy protein. Soy is a “complete protein”, meaning it has all the essential amino acids that the body needs. Soy foods are a great alternative to meat and other animal foods for individuals who are vegetarian or who may not be able to afford meat, chicken or fish.
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Understanding the Stress/Health Connection

Yoga at Forsyth Park, Savannah

Stress exists in your mind — but it’s also evident in your stomach, heart, muscles and even your toes. “In fact, stress may affect every cell in your body,” says Ronald Glaser, Ph.D., a researcher at Ohio State University Medical School.
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Go: Eclipse Options Abound Aug. 21

Eclipse

For the first time in nearly 40 years, our country will be in the path of a total solar eclipse. UGA and several Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites are directly in the path, or very near it, and will be hosting free viewing parties.
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July is National Blueberry Month!

Blueberries

Blueberries are consistently listed as one of the top ten superfoods. A superfood is a food that is rich in compounds considered beneficial to a person’s health. Buying, storing and freezing blueberries is a simple way to eat healthy while supporting Georgia farmers.
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Go: Be a Nature Navigator

map and compass

Using the skills park staff teach, a map and compass that the park provides, find 10 species of native trees in the park and get a prize! Native trees help provide needed green space and balance ecosystems with indigenous species that provide shade, conserve soil and water and absorb CO2.

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