Notes for the Road: Walk Georgia Blog

Blood Pressure Reading Basics

heart in hands

Your blood pressure numbers and what they mean – Your blood pressure is recorded as two numbers: Systolic blood pressure (the upper number) — indicates how much pressure your blood is exerting against your artery walls when the heart beats. Diastolic blood pressure (the lower number) — indicates how much…
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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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Let’s Dance!

Senior Couple dancing on beach

Don’t want to pay to use a gym or work out alone? According to a 2007 study, people could find an alternative in social dancing.
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A Very Special Post, Part 1

How to get Jolly without the Jiggle: Next week is our very last week of the pilot (!), which lines up perfectly with the holidays. We have a feeling most Walk Georgians will continue to stay active, because above all, it makes you feel awesome. However, the holidays pose a special problem….
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Pssst: Sweet Secrets from Walk Georgia!

Walk Georgia new winged sneaker logo

In the spirit of National Diabetes Education Week, we thought it would be fun to talk about our favorite “sweet substitutions”. We’re not talking about loading up on artificial sweeteners here, we’re talking about solutions we know will work for all the I-need-a-pick-me-up-NOW panics that usually lead to an unhealthy caloric…
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