Notes for the Road: Walk Georgia Blog

Understanding the Stress/Health Connection

Yoga at Forsyth Park, Savannah

Stress exists in your mind — but it’s also evident in your stomach, heart, muscles and even your toes. “In fact, stress may affect every cell in your body,” says Ronald Glaser, Ph.D., a researcher at Ohio State University Medical School.
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Go: Eclipse Options Abound Aug. 21

Eclipse

For the first time in nearly 40 years, our country will be in the path of a total solar eclipse. UGA and several Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites are directly in the path, or very near it, and will be hosting free viewing parties.
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Go: Be a Nature Navigator

map and compass

Using the skills park staff teach, a map and compass that the park provides, find 10 species of native trees in the park and get a prize! Native trees help provide needed green space and balance ecosystems with indigenous species that provide shade, conserve soil and water and absorb CO2.

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Adult Swim

Woman Swimming and Coming Up for Air

Ah, the dog days of summer are upon us. What better way to cool off and move more than a quick swim? Our family enjoys belonging to a local community pool, and I especially love including swimming with my fitness routine.
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Go: Don Carter State Park

Don Carter State Park

Georgia’s newest state park, Don Carter State Park is located on Lake Lanier. The park is named for real-estate executive Don Carter who served on the Georgia Department of Natural Resources board for 29 years. Lake Lanier is named for American poet, Sidney Lanier. The states of Georgia, Alabama, and…
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