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Most chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease (CVD), are caused by modifiable behaviors. The three most common risk behaviors for CVD are lack of physical activity, poor nutrition and inadequate weight management. Make exercise a family affair to get healthy and spend valuable time together. CAES News
Most chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease (CVD), are caused by modifiable behaviors. The three most common risk behaviors for CVD are lack of physical activity, poor nutrition and inadequate weight management. Make exercise a family affair to get healthy and spend valuable time together.
Heart Health
February has arrived. Cue the hearts, flowers and Valentine’s Day festivities. While we have love on the brain, I would like to challenge you to change your perception of love by caring for your heart. February is American Heart Month.
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Holiday Exercise
November and December seem to be the time of year that everyone throws their exercise routines to the wind. Putting together parties, buying presents and preparing tons of good food makes it tough for anyone to set aside time for exercise.
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Mall Walking
It’s cold outside, and it’s much easier this time of year to sit inside on a frigid, blustery day and read a book under a blanket while sipping a mug of tea. It’s often difficult for us to find the motivation we had on Jan. 1 to exercise and get fit.
UGA Cooperative Extension's Walk Georgia program has hosted more than 100 fitness events around the state over the past three years. CAES News
UGA Cooperative Extension's Walk Georgia program has hosted more than 100 fitness events around the state over the past three years.
Walk Georgia
For almost a decade, Georgians have been getting active with University of Georgia Cooperative Extension’s Walk Georgia. The statewide health and wellness program has impacted more than 100,000 people, and it has spurred whole schools, workplaces and communities to get out and explore their state.
Young children need 60 minutes of active playtime to ensure good health. CAES News
Young children need 60 minutes of active playtime to ensure good health.
Fighting Obesity
The University of Georgia has been awarded a two-year, $1.25 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to boost obesity prevention efforts in Georgia's most affected rural counties, Calhoun and Taliaferro.
The Food and Drug Administration proposed several changes to the 20 year old Nutrition Facts label on Feb. 27. UGA nutrition experts and researchers believe that the proposed changes, which have not been finalized, will help Georgians make more informed food choices. CAES News
The Food and Drug Administration proposed several changes to the 20 year old Nutrition Facts label on Feb. 27. UGA nutrition experts and researchers believe that the proposed changes, which have not been finalized, will help Georgians make more informed food choices.
Hidden Calories
Have you ever accepted that second slice of pie because it was “low carb” or “fat free”?
Farming today isn't what it used to be. Today, new technology, like four-wheelers, various all-terrain vehicles and hydraulic farming equipment, has alleviated some of the backaches. They have also taken a lot of physical activity out of the daily tasks at hand, causing even country folk to be a little less active. CAES News
Farming today isn't what it used to be. Today, new technology, like four-wheelers, various all-terrain vehicles and hydraulic farming equipment, has alleviated some of the backaches. They have also taken a lot of physical activity out of the daily tasks at hand, causing even country folk to be a little less active.
Farm Exercise
If you grew up on a farm or currently live on a farm, you might not think of adding additional exercise to your routine, as many farm chores require physical activity. Whether you have a small farm, large farm or just a few acres, try to consciously change how you carry out some of your routine tasks in an effort to remain or get physically fit. Your health will improve over time as a result.
The Walk Georgia logo was introduced in 2014. CAES News
The Walk Georgia logo was introduced in 2014.
Walk Georgia Hawks Game
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension’s Walk Georgia program will host its fifth annual Walk Georgia Night with the Hawks on Saturday, Feb. 20.
Supermarket beef case at Buford Farmers Market CAES News
Supermarket beef case at Buford Farmers Market
Federal dietary guidelines
While early reaction to the new dietary guidelines released by the federal government on Thursday focused on new warnings about added sugar, sodium and meat, a University of Georgia expert noted the report is largely consistent with previous versions.
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Tame Holiday Stress
For children, there’s hardly a downside to the holidays; toys, treats and time away from school are enough to bring on dreams of sugarplums. For adults, the holidays can conjure a string of mental to-do lists and tension that make those sugarplums feel more like a sugar crash.