Is motivation “ruff” for you? Look to your dog!

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services established guidelines in 2008 that state, at minimum, adults need 150 minutes of physical activity per week. However, 52 percent of American adults don’t get enough physical activity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  More than half of the…
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Go: Elijah Clark State Park + Archery!

Beginner's Archery

Clarks Hill Lake is one of the largest lakes in the Southeast. Also known as Lake Strom Thurmond, it is a reservoir in the Savannah River Basin. On its western shore lies Elijah Clark State Park. So named for frontiersman and Georgia’s Revolutionary War hero, Elijah Clark. The 447-acre park…
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Recipe: Dirty Rice with Field Peas

Rice and Field Peas

This week we’re focusing on a crop that’s harvested between May and October in Georgia – field peas! Field peas have been used in the South for over three hundred years. They were first grown in the rice and corn fields to add nitrogen back into the soil. These crops…
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Move More, Live More with Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go

By Keishon Thomas Macon-Bibb County Extension Agent During the past several weeks, a new technology craze has invaded our towns and cities – Pokémon Go. People are wandering around aimlessly looking at their phones. So Walk Georgians, let’s understand this new trend, and at the same time educate ourselves about…
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GO: Tugaloo State Park + Hidden Gems Hike!

Sunset on Lake Hartnell

On the shores of Lake Hartwell lies Tugaloo State Park. Known for its spectacular views of the lake, the park is a popular camping site. The 393-acre park offers a well quipped playground, miniature gold, a swim beach with a bath house, and many scenic picnic areas. The hiking trails…
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Recipe: Apple and Chicken Salad

Apple and Chicken Salad

The months of July to November are apple-harvesting season in Georgia; and this is a great time to incorporate the fruit into your dishes! Apples are a good way to regulate your blood sugar. They are packed with micronutrients called polyphenols. These nutrients control the glucose-insulin balance in your body. Also, apples…
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Arthritis: To work out or not to work out?

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By Supriya Venigalla, MD, MPH Over this past weekend, two of my close friends called me to ask about arthritis. Their parents had just been diagnosed. It is a scary word, made even scarier when a loved one has to go through it. You want to help them, but you’re…
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