Notes for the Road: Walk Georgia Blog

Activity Monitors Recommended to Increase Physical Activity

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The CDC’s Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends interventions that include activity monitors to increase physical activity in adults with overweight or obesity. The recommendation is based on evidence from a systematic review published in 2016. ● Physical activity interventions that included activity monitors increased daily walking (step counts per…
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Go: Mountain Bike at Hard Labor Creek

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Kick off the holidays with the 1st annual 2017 Hard Labor Creek State Park Mountain Bike Ride along four different courses: beginners, intermediate, advanced, and expert. Register online through December 15th. Register race day: 9:00am at the park’s office. Meet at the Hard Labor Creek mountain biking trailhead. There will…
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Recipe: Chicken and Dumpling Soup

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Try this spin on an all-time favorite chicken and dumplings. This easy, one-pot meal can be made for a family or ready to serve a crowd. Ingredients For the Soup: 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 cups carrot, chopped 1 cup onion, chopped 1 cup celery, chopped, including some leaves 8 cups chicken broth, fat free,…
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Hiking in Georgia

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Although the majority of Georgia’s hiking trails are located in the northern part of the state, almost all the state parks have trails. The following tips will help prepare you for your next hiking trip…
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Blood Pressure Reading Basics

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Your blood pressure numbers and what they mean – Your blood pressure is recorded as two numbers: Systolic blood pressure (the upper number) — indicates how much pressure your blood is exerting against your artery walls when the heart beats. Diastolic blood pressure (the lower number) — indicates how much…
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