Notes for the Road: Walk Georgia Blog

Keeping up the Pace in Winter

Man running at autumn during sunrise

2017 is now in full swing, and hopefully you have been able to keep your goals and resolutions for the year this far. But if you haven’t, don’t feel guilty; remember that every day is a chance to start fresh!
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Tools for Evaluating How Parks Promote Physical Activity


Every year, millions resolve to live healthier lives. Physical activity is one of the main ways to get and stay healthy, yet this is a difficult task for many Americans. Parks may hold the key to getting people moving as they are normally close to our neighborhoods, have facilities intended for all sorts of physical activities and, best of all, don’t carry a price tag like gym memberships.
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Study Shows Chair Yoga Treats Osteoarthritis

chair yoga

For the millions of older adults who suffer from osteoarthritis in their lower extremities (hip, knee, ankle or foot), chair yoga is proving to be an effective way to reduce pain and improve quality of life while avoiding pharmacologic treatment or adverse events.
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Five Tips for a Healthier You in 2017

Hands washing red pepper

The calendar has rolled over, so what better time than the present to start setting some new nutrition goals for 2017? Here are five tips from University of Georgia Cooperative Extension to help you reach new heights in the new year.
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Coconut oil: Friend or Foe? Maybe a little bit of both.

By Alison C. Berg, PhD, RDN, LD So, you’ve heard that fats from plants are better than fats from animals, right? For example, olive oil is better for you than bacon fat, right? But why? Well, the reasoning is that animal fats are primarily the saturated type of fat. Years of scientific…
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No Shame in No Change

By Jenissa Gordon, BSFCS, Master’s Student and Dietetic Intern, and Ali Berg, PhD, RDN, LD When you head home for the holidays or check social media before gathering with old friends, you probably notice the people that have changed. But did you notice the person who, while they haven’t lost…
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7 Happiness Rituals to Adopt Today, Backed by Science

Permission granted from author to republish from Written by Janet Miller. — Psychologists found that happiness is likely a combination of genetics (50%), situation (10%), and individual effort (40%). We can’t control the first two factors, but we have complete control over the third. Here are seven happiness rituals you…
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