Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
February 3, 2003
ALBANY -- Helen Dixson laces up her tennis shoes for one of her daily walks. She's a state employee, and also the chair of Albany's 10,000 steps program.
"If you work at a desk or a computer it's difficult to get your steps in, spend day sitting most of the time." Working for the health department, she's lucky she gets two wellness breaks a day, so she can improve her own health. That's not true at all state offices, but it may soon be, as Governor Sonny Perdue will issue a challenge to state workers, and elected officials to get in shape.
The challenge came down when Perdue got on a scale and didn't like what he saw. But Dixson says it's about more than just weight loss, proper diet can help prevent chronic disease, and watching how far you walk can help your heart,
"It's a muscle, just like any other, work it, and it gets stronger."
That's important for everyone here in the peach state, because right now only one in four Georgians qualifies as regularly active, something Governor Perdue hopes will soon change.
Some simple ways you can increase your own physical activity, take the stairs instead of the elevator, or park a little farther away at the grocery store or mall.