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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Go: Weekend Waterway Walks

Ft McAllister

Sunday Nov. 12, Nov. 19, Nov. 26 Ft. McAllister State Park 10 am – noon Enjoy a hike with rangers along the beautiful waterways that surround Ft. McAllister. Learn about the differences between the brackish and freshwater ecosystems and the things that call them home. A must for bird-watchers and…
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Recipe: Herb-Stuffed Mushrooms

stuffed mushrooms

Stuffing mushrooms just makes something wonderful even better! But what you stuff in these tasty little vegetables can make or break the dish. Typically, mushrooms are stuffed with foods containing saturated fats and sodium. So, if you’re trying to watch one or both of these, consider various herbs and spices…
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Swapping ground turkey for beef: Is it always the best choice?

farm fresh animal graphic

Written by Hannah Wilson, BS, Graduate Student, Dietetic Intern, and Ali Berg, PhD, RDN, LD, Extension Nutrition and Health Specialist Turkey burgers, turkey meatballs, turkey tacos and other dishes made with ground turkey are popping up on restaurant menus, food blogs, and in cookbooks as seemingly healthy alternatives to their…
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Go: S.O.A.R. 5K to benefit local Special Olympics

Check out the 5K Special Olympics Annual Run in Athens, Saturday, November 11.  All proceeds will go to the Clarke County Schools Chapter of Special Olympics. The race is open to runners, joggers, walkers and wheelchair participants of all ages. When: Saturday, November 11, 2017  Location:  Hillsman Middle School • 870 Gaines School…
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Recipe: Central Valley Harvest Bake

Close-up of casserole dish of cooked Harvest Bake ingredients

Squash are classified into two groups—summer squash and winter squash. In Georgia, summer squash are harvested May through October, while winter squash are harvested August through December. Summer squash grows on non-vining bushes. Winter squash matures on the vine and its hard rind helps with winter storage. Both types are…
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Put a Healthy Spin on Game Day

boys football tailgate

Fall is in the air, and you know what that means…football season is here! Whether you are tailgating on campus or hosting a game day party at your home, following a few easy tips can ensure you have a fun and healthy game day! Choose game day dishes that offer…
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