Notes for the Road: Walk Georgia Blog

Which Came First – Summer Holidays or Food?

By Kristen Sumpter, M.A., Fulton County Extension Agent Ah yes – summer is in full swing. Kids are in summer camps and adults are blasting the A/C for any source of cool air. This time of year is filled with nostalgic memories of beach vacations, road trips and summer holidays….
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UGArden: Livin’ La Vida Local

By Jay Morris, Walk Georgia Health Promotion Intern UGArden is a learning and demonstration farm on UGA’s campus that is committed to teaching students sustainable food practices and community service. I wanted to visit them and speak about the importance of local agriculture and gardening as a way to lead…
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Active Moms: Adult Swim, Come on In!

By Maria Bowie, Walk Georgia Program Director Ah, the dog days of summer are upon us. What better way to cool off and move more than with a quick swim? Our family enjoys belonging to a community pool, and I especially love including swimming into my fitness routine. However, I…
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Yoga in Schools: A Cultural Perspective

Yoga at Forsyth Park, Savannah

By Supriya Venigalla, M.D., M.P.H. Most states in the United States require physical education at all school levels. In Georgia, grades K through 5 are required to take 90 hours of health and P.E. per year. Georgia middle schools are required to provide P.E., however there is no specified amount…
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Research: Benefits of Childhood Fitness

Monday, May 23, 2016   Study finds childhood fitness reduces long-term cardiovascular risks of childhood obesity Athens, Ga. – A new study from a group of international researchers has identified a potentially effective tool to reduce the long-term health risks of childhood obesity—aerobic exercise. In a study published in the…
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Walk Star: Ann Centner

Ann Centner is the Family and Consumer Science Extension Public Service Professional for Early County in southwest Georgia. She was drawn to working with Extension because of the different daily activities she gets to do, travel opportunities, and because she gets to put her Family and Consumer Science knowledge to…
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10 Tips for Eating Out!

Do you cook from scratch more than fifty percent of the time? Me neither. Veggies seem to go bad fast for busy people and even faster when there’s just one (or two) to cook for. I feel it’s the veggie’s own way of protesting in support of the slow food…
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