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.
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.
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.
Here’s to a happy and healthy 2016!