Notes for the Road: Walk Georgia Blog

Blood Pressure Reading Basics

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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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Swapping ground turkey for beef: Is it always the best choice?

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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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Put a Healthy Spin on Game Day

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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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Nutty Nutrition

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Nuts and seeds are calorie-rich and easy to snack on. The most popular nuts eaten in the U.S. are walnuts, pecans, filberts, hazelnuts, cashews, Brazil nuts, pistachios, almonds, pine nuts, chestnuts and macadamia nuts. Popular seeds include pumpkin, sesame, flax and sunflower seeds.   Nuts and seeds contain many nutrients,…
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Breakfast: The first meal of good health

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When most Americans lived on farms, breakfast was a major meal of the day. Chores often preceded it so stomachs had a chance to wake up before the meal was served. Now many of us just try to grab something on the way out the door or from a fast…
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Fall is Apple Pickin’ time!

Fall is the time of year when apples are perfect for picking. There are several places, mostly in north Georgia, where you can pick your own apples. Go online to find several you-pick locations. Next time you are at your local farmer’s market or grocery store, try an apple you’ve never…
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