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CDC Recommends Activity Monitors to Boost Physical Activity

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Recently the Community Preventive Services Task Force*  (CPSTF)  recommended the use of interventions that include activity monitors to increase physical activity in adults with overweight or obesity. Physical activity interventions that include activity monitors provide participants with a combination of the following: Behavioral instruction in the form of counseling, group-based education, or web-based education Activity monitors that…
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Go: Guided Mountain Hike at Panola

Panola Guided Hike

Panola Mountain State Park Guided Hikes Saturday, Jan. 6, Sunday Jan. 7, Sunday Jan. 14, Monday Jan. 15 1 – 4 pm; Saturday, Jan. 27 9 a.m. – noon  Join a guided hike for a close look at Panola Mountain’s unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a…
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Recipe: Hopping John for Good Luck in 2018

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Hoppin’ John is traditional fare for New Year’s and is a perfect dish to serve alongside some whole wheat cornbread to garner good luck in the new year. Traditionally made with black-eyed peas, this delicious dish carries symbolism for luck, progress, and wealth. Serve it over brown rice and substitute turkey bacon…
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Navigating Holiday Parties

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The holiday season is filled with all types of parties. While they can put you in a festive mood and allow you to catch up with family and friends, they can also derail your diet when finger foods and delicious beverages abound. Do you have to deprive yourself at these…
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Go: First Day of Winter Hike

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Thursday, Dec. 21, 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. Celebrate the first day of Winter with a hike guided by a park ranger to the most scenic areas of Sweetwater Creek. Along the way discuss the winter traditions of the settlers of the town of New Manchester, along with winter tree identification….
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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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