Notes for the Road: Walk Georgia Blog

Working Out for Diabetes

fruit, measuring tape and glucometer

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

Students splitting a pizza

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

coworkers taking the stairs

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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Elliptical Training 101

man and woman on elliptical machines

An elliptical trainer, or cross trainer, is a type of exercise machine that mimics stair climbing, walking or running. You may prefer an elliptical machine to running or walking because it puts less pressure on the joints in your knees and ankles…
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Preventing Hypertension

Doctor taking patient's blood pressure

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a problem for many adults. Blood pressure is a measure of the force against the walls of your arteries when your heart pumps. A normal blood pressure is 120/80. If your blood pressure is 140/90 or higher most of the time, you have hypertension…
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Exercise Doesn’t Have to be on Land

Exercising aerobics in the pool

You may think of water sports as a summer activity, but in some communities swimming and water aerobics are available throughout the year. One benefit of water exercise is that it is good for people who may be overweight or who have back problems, leg or foot injuries…
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Are You a “SoFaS” Potato?

Spoon of sugar

Americans are often accused of being couch potatoes, but really we are SoFaS potatoes. Why? Because we are eating too many SoFaS — the solid fats and added sugars in our food…
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