Notes for the Road: Walk Georgia Blog

Knowing Fat from Fiction

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Reducing total fat intake does not always reduce the risk for heart disease and stroke. It depends on what types of fat you eliminate and what you eat in their place. Here are some ways you can get the healthy fats while limiting the unhealthy ones…
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Run for Your Life

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Like other exercises, running and jogging can help you to control your weight. You burn about 30 percent more calories running than walking because your body works harder to move faster…
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Don’t Forget to Stretch

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Stretching should be an important part of your fitness routine. It improves your flexibility, enabling you to exercise better and avoid injury. Here are some stretches to try…
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Working Out for Diabetes

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Physical activity not only supports diabetes management, but it is crucial for diabetes prevention. Even if you don’t have diabetes, here’s how exercise can result in healthier you….
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Smart Tips for Eating Out

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Some surveys suggest that the average American eats out 4-5 times per week. Eating out is fun and a great way to try new food, but it can also result in overeating. Remember these tips to keep yourself in check when you eat out…
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How to Sneak in Exercise

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It can be hard to set aside 30-60 minutes each day for physical activity. It’s best to exercise for periods of at least 10 minutes, but sometimes even that is hard for a busy person. To sneak in some extra physical activity throughout the day, try some of these simple ideas…

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