Notes for the Road: Walk Georgia Blog

Go: Make Water Safety a Top Priority

SPASHsafetytips

With summer upon us, many agencies are reminding Georgians of the importance of water safety through a SPLASH campaign. The DNR is in the process of adding “loaner boards” with personal flotation devices (life jackets) at public boat ramps.
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Task Force recommends combined built environment approaches

Family biking

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends combined built environment approaches to increase physical activity. These approaches combine new or enhanced transportation systems (e.g., pedestrian and cycling paths) with new or enhanced land use design (e.g., proximity to a store, access to a public park) to promote physical activity among residents….
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Go: Arabia Mountain PATH Trail + 17 others!

ArabiaMtnTrail

PATH forms partnerships with local governments and has successfully help to build over 250 miles of greenway trails. PATH provides a knowledgeable staff to plan, design, build and maintain trail projects. In some cases, PATH provides matching funds to help finance the development of trails.
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Eating Locally begins with Home Garden

veggies

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” over the past few years for a couple of reasons.
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Getting the Skinny on Chia & Flax Seeds

Mixed seeds and a jar of chia seeds

Items touting chia seeds and flaxseeds are everywhere. What makes these little guys so special?

The seeds are both good sources of fiber, vitamins, minerals and heart-healthy polyunsaturated fat. Unlike flaxseeds, the body can absorb the nutrients from chia seeds whole. Flaxseed, however, cannot be fully digested whole. They must be ground so that the nutrients are available for your body to use.
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Staying on Track While Traveling

family road trip

Spring and summer often mean vacations and family reunions. Some of us find that traveling can be a big challenge to our healthy eating plans. The good news is that a few tips can help you stay on track while traveling.
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