January is Weight Loss Awareness Month

The new year is, for many people, time to rein in the excesses of the fall and winter holidays. The month of January is Weight Loss Awareness Month. Here are a few resources in the DLG that promote healthy diet and exercise for those of us who have begun 2016 by counting calories and increasing our physical activity.

The Georgia Government Publications database includes a ten-year nutrition and physical activity plan  developed by the Georgia Department of Human Resources, who consulted a statewide wide group of nutrition and physical activity professionals to develop a ten-year Nutrition and Physical Activity Plan to address the rise of obesity in the state.

2005-2015 Georgia's nutrition and physical activity plan to prevent and control obesity and chronic diseases in Georgia. Georgia. Division of Public Health.
2005-2015 Georgia’s nutrition and physical activity plan to prevent and control obesity and chronic diseases in Georgia. Georgia. Division of Public Health.

 

From our partners at Georgia State University Libraries Special Collections, we have a photograph of Clayton businessmen exercising as part of an organized fitness program held twice weekly during the early 1970s.

Clayton's recreation program to keep men fit, Georgia, June 1, 1971. Copyright Atlanta Journal-Constitution. AJCP551-51e, Atlanta Journal Constitution Photographic Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library.
Clayton’s recreation program to keep men fit, Georgia, June 1, 1971. Copyright Atlanta Journal-Constitution. AJCP551-51e, Atlanta Journal Constitution Photographic Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library.

 

And from our partners at the Screven-Jenkins Regional Library System, we have a photograph of high school girls exercising in a physical education class at Screven County High School in 1951.

Photograph of high school girls performing calisthenics in a physical education class at Screven County High School, Sylvania, Georgia, 1951. Screven-Jenkins Regional Library System Collection, Screven-Jenkins Regional Library System.
Photograph of high school girls performing calisthenics in a physical education class at Screven County High School, Sylvania, Georgia, 1951. Screven-Jenkins Regional Library System Collection, Screven-Jenkins Regional Library System.

 

Here’s to a happy and healthy 2016!

Share

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *