Notes for the Road: Walk Georgia Blog

Yoga and Pilates for Good Health

In the last few years, yoga and Pilates have become popular methods for getting more fit. Some of the postures are similar, but there are differences. Yoga Yoga originated in India around 5,000 years ago. Hatha yoga, popular in America, is one of the yoga paths meant to transform the…
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Eating Local begins with Home Garden

fresh field peas

Nothing could be more local –or make you more of a locavore – than eating locally grown produce that comes from your own garden plot. You may be thinking that you don’t have room for a garden, but I assure you that the vegetable garden has become “sweet ‘n’ neat”…
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Go: March for Meals 5K Run/Walk

March for Meals 5K

The Athens Community Council on Aging is partnering with the national March for Meals campaign by pledging to end senior hunger by 2020. Please join us for the 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, March 24, to help end senior hunger in Athens and to support the local Meals on Wheels program…
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Recipe: Spring Minestrone Soup

minestrone soup

Spinach is harvested in Georgia between November and May. Baby spinach is harvested earlier than regular spinach, so the leaves are smaller and more tender, but the nutritional value is the same. Raw baby spinach has no fat or calories, and is high in vitamins A and K as well…
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Heart Health Month

American Heart Association logo

By Jay Morris February is here! This means Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. But did you know that there’s another reason to celebrate the month of February? This month is American Heart Month. The purpose of American Heart Month is to promote healthy hearts. Keeping your heart healthy…
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Recipe: Baked Egg Rolls

This easy-to-prepare baked version of the egg roll leaves out the deep fryer and uses far less oil than a traditional recipe. It also incorporates a large serving of vegetables and protein. We hope your resolutions still include healthy food choices for clean energy that help you move more so you…
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CDC Recommends Activity Monitors to Boost Physical Activity

FitBit

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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