Notes for the Road: Walk Georgia Blog

Gobble Gobble: Which Pie Has the Most Sugar?

It’s Thanksgiving and you’ve had your fill of turkey and ham (eh-ehm, the family comedian/brother-in-law). We know you’re about to work off some steam with some fun touch football and a fall walk, but first: pie. Since your blood pressure already may be high, you need to keep your blood sugar low….
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The Race to the Weekend!

We’re almost there… University of Georgia Cooperative Extension’s Walk Georgia program will host a Fall 5k and Family Fun Day on November 14 in partnership with Elijah Clark State Park, located about 30 miles northwest of Augusta on Clarks Hill Lake near Lincolnton. The event will begin at noon with…
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Recipe: Smothered Greens

There’s nothing we love more than ordering something “smothered and covered”, but our waistline doesn’t seem to agree… Enter this phenomenal take on a staple in the comfort food cantata. You may have other plans for your leftover turkey next week, but we just love the recipe below! Using smoked turkey…
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Recipe: Zucchini-Carrot Muffins

We promised to feature healthier versions of comfort foods this winter, and next on the list are muffins! Of course delicious warm muffins = carbohydrates and carbohydrates seem to be on everyone’s naughty list. But not all carbohydrates are created equal! Carbohydrates are a necessary macronutrient. Your body needs some carbohydrates for energy! The…
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Remember, Remember the 14th of November!

We hope you are able to join us for our awesome fall fun day at Elijah Clark State Park next Saturday, November 14th! Remember to sign up by next week, you can register online HERE! Your $20.00 registration includes a cool t-shirt, activity (your choice of archery, canoeing, or putt…
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Making the Connection: Exercise & Sugar…

If you have diabetes or insulin resistance, keeping your blood sugar in control usually requires a delicate balance of diet, medicine and exercise. Many people tend to focus on diet and medicine while leaving exercise on the sidelines. Too often the allure of the couch outweighs the drive to work up a…
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Active Mom’s Monthly Message: Make It Work!

By Maria Bowie, Walk Georgia Program Coordinator As a working mom of three kids (Emily, 16, Spencer 12, Alex 10), I often hear/make excuses about not having time to be active. This fall, I shocked myself and my family by registering for my first half marathon. My boss and partner in…
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