Notes for the Road: Walk Georgia Blog

Balancing Sodium and Potassium

Sweet potato wedges

Striking the right balance between eating too much or not enough of certain minerals and nutrients, like sodium and potassium, can sometimes be tricky. Ideally, we should consume only about 1,500 milligrams of sodium a day, but the average American consumes about 3,400 milligrams per day — more than twice the recommended amount…
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Preventing Colorectal Cancer

Walking with hand weights

While this may not be the most pleasant thing to think about, preventing colorectal cancer is important. This type of cancer is the third-most common type of cancer in the world and is slightly more common in men than women. About half of the cases result in death…
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Chicken Confetti Salad

Chicken Confetti Salad

Learn how to make chicken salad that can be eaten by itself, on a wedge of lettuce or in a sandwich. This healthy recipe was created by a Georgia Junior 4-H’er…
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Consider a Plant-Based Diet

Fruits and vegetables

There is evidence that people who eat a plant-based diet have a lower risk for heart disease, stroke, certain cancers, diabetes and obesity. This is true for both children and adults. Some research even shows that people who already have these diseases may reduce their risk for recurrence or progression if they adopt a plant-based diet…
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Seeing History at the New Echota Cherokee Capital

New Echota Historic Site

If you are interested in learning more about the Cherokee lifestyle before and around the time the Trail of Tears, you may want to visit the state historic site called the New Echota Cherokee Capital. This site is open Thursday-Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and features the reconstruction and restoration of several historic buildings that were prominent in Cherokee history…
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