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Staying Active in Summer

Family biking

Summer is a great time for rest and relaxation. Schools are out for break, and many people use this downtime to go on vacation with friends and family. But often this period of rest becomes a period of physical inactivity. Staying physically active is critical to maintaining health and wellness….
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Recipe: Fruit Kabobs

Fruit Kabobs

Fruit kabobs make a colorful and fun snack that kids can help prepare. Ingredients 1 cup watermelon (chunks) 1 cup pineapple (chunks) 1 cup grapes, red seedless 1 cup strawberries (stemmed) 2 kiwi (peeled and cut in quarters) bamboo skewers 1 cup yogurt, light strawberry Directions 1. Place fruit chunks on bamboo skewers. Place fruit kabobs…
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Adult Swim: Come on in!

Young Woman Swimming in a Pool

Ah, the dog days of summer are upon us. What better way to cool off and move more than with a quick swim? Our family enjoys belonging to a community pool, and I especially love including outdoor swimming in my fitness routine. However, I must admit that I’ve been baffled…
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Recipe: Avocado Breakfast Bruschetta

avocado breakfast

This recipe makes great use of summer produce and is a good example of combining high fiber carbohydrates, with protein and fat to minimize blood sugar spikes. The carbohydrates from the bread are balanced by the fiber in the bread and vegetables, healthy fats in the avocado and eggs, and…
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Go: Beach Bash at Don Carter

Don Carter State Park

Saturday, May 26, 11 am – 4 pm Don Carter State Park, Gainesville School’s out, scream and shout! Summer is finally here, and Georgia State Parks want to share this excitement with you. Join staff for summertime fun on the Don Carter beach. There will be paddle board races, sand…
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Recipe: Bell Pepper & Vidalia Onion Strata

Vidalia Onion in field

Bell pepper and Vidalia Onion Strata is a great way to put together a quick brunch. The combination of eggs and vegetables is an excellent source of protein, vitamins, and minerals. UGA operates the Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center in southeast Georgia near Lyons in Toombs County. Fertility studies…
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Bone Health

Bones provide the framework for our bodies and play a key role in maintaining overall health and mobility throughout our lives. The majority of bone growth occurs during the childhood and teen years, but maintaining bone density becomes essential as we get older. To maintain bone strength: Be physically active. Engage…
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