Notes for the Road: Walk Georgia Blog

Waltzing towards Wellness

By Supriya Venigalla, MD, MPH This week, Walk Georgia’s focus is on a fun activity that will keep you smiling even while you sweat — dancing. An art form that is based on a rhythmic sequence of movements, dance is practiced all over the world. Different cultures have their own…
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Go: Smithgall Woods State Park + Gold Fever

Today we’re making a trek to Helen, Ga. in White County to explore Smithgall Woods State Park. This state park is situated in the North Georgia mountains. With 5 miles of trails and 18 miles of roads, hikers and bicyclists alike can explore the area at their leisure. There is also…
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Recipe: Black Bean Wrap with Jicama-Grilled Corn Salsa

bell peppers

Summer means bell pepper harvesting, and that’s what Walk Georgia is focusing on this week. Despite being available all year, the general consensus is that bell peppers are tastiest during the summer! These peppers are a great source of Vitamin E and antioxidants. Both of these nutrients boost the immune system…
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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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Go: Reed Bingham State Park + Twilight Pontoon Tour!

Reed Bingham State Park lies eight miles west of the city of Adel in Cook County. Surrounding a 375-acre lake, the park is a popular tourist attraction in southern Georgia. While hiking the adventurous trails, you can come across verdant swamps, carnivorous pitcher plant bogs, and sandhill habitats. With such…
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Recipe: Indian Succotash


Corn is the star of this delicious Indian Succotash recipe! In fact, the word succotash refers to the use of corn and lima beans as the primary ingredients of this dish — and with good reason! Corn is an important source of magnesium, while lima beans contain fiber and carbohydrates….
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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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