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UGA Extension Office Named Live Better Partner

UGA Extension Office Named Live Better Partner Live Better, the Archbold Medical Center-led collaborative of key community leaders focused on improving the health of the citizens of Thomas County, recently formed another partnership with a local organization that has committed to taking action in support of measurable Live Better goals. The UGA Extension Office in Thomas County is one of the most recent organizations to become a Live Better partner. To help inspire people to live a...



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Thomas County Health Department Named Live Better Partner

Thomas County Health Department Named Live Better Partner Live Better, the Archbold Medical Center-led collaborative of key community leaders focused on improving the health of the citizens of Thomas County, recently formed another partnership with a local organization that has committed to taking action in support of measurable Live Better goals. The Thomas County Health Department is one of the most recent organizations to become a Live Better partner. To help inspire people to live a...



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LongHorn Named Live Better Partner

LongHorn Named Live Better Partner Live Better, the Archbold Medical Center-led collaborative of key community leaders focused on improving the health of the citizens of Thomas County, recently formed another partnership with a local business that has committed to taking action in support of measurable Live Better goals. Thomasville restaurant LongHorn Steakhouse is one of the most recent businesses to become a Live Better partner. To help inspire people to live a healthy and active...



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Bob and Jeff’s IGA Named Live Better Partner

Bob and Jeff’s IGA Named Live Better Partner Live Better, the Archbold Medical Center-led collaborative of key community leaders focused on improving the health of the citizens of Thomas County, recently formed another partnership with a local business that has committed to taking action in support of measurable Live Better goals. Bob and Jeff’s is one of the most recent businesses to become a Live Better partner. To help advise shoppers on healthy food options, Bob and Jeff’s will...



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A Dietitian’s Guide to Understanding Food Labels

The United States Food and Drug Administration requires nutrition labels to be placed on most packaged foods and beverages. The label details the serving size, calories, ingredients and other nutritional information. Often, when people read a food label, they focus on the number of calories listed. But it’s important to understand that not all calories are created equally. “Calories don’t mean everything. It’s important to look at where the calories come from, specifically on...



All About Water

Did you know that water makes up approximately 60% of our body? Water is one of the six classes of nutrients our body needs to stay healthy. Every cell, tissue, joint and organ in our body needs water to work! But, how much water do you need to drink? In general for adults, a minimum of eight cups of water are needed per day (64 ounces), but some people need more water than that. You need to increase your water or fluid intake: Before, during and after exercise When...



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Mom and Dad’s Named Live Better Partner

Mom and Dad’s Named Live Better Partner Live Better, the Archbold Medical Center-led collaborative of key community leaders focused on improving the health of the citizens of Thomas County, recently formed another partnership with a local business that has committed to taking action in support of measurable Live Better goals. Thomasville restaurant Mom & Dad’s is one of the most recent businesses to become a Live Better partner. To help inspire people to live a healthy and active...



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Lewis Produce Named Live Better Partner

Lewis Produce Named Live Better Partner Live Better, the Archbold Medical Center-led collaborative of key community leaders focused on improving the health of the citizens of Thomas County, recently formed another partnership with a local business that has committed to taking action in support of measurable Live Better goals. Lewis Produce is one of the most recent businesses to become a Live Better partner. To help advise shoppers on healthy food options, Lewis Produce will heighten...



Live Better Kicks off New Program

Compared to Georgia and U.S. averages, obesity rates and prevalence of chronic disease are typically higher in South Georgia counties. In fact, obesity is the common denominator with many disease states prevalent in Thomas County, including heart disease, stroke, COPD, sleep disorders, vascular disease, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, spine problems and other conditions. The need to improve the health of Thomas County residents and to reverse negative health trends is in our collective best...



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Marketing Communications Named Live Better Partner

Marketing Communications Named Live Better Partner Live Better, the Archbold Medical Center-led collaborative of key community leaders focused on improving the health of citizens in Thomas County, recently formed another local partnership with a business committed to taking action in support of measurable Live Better goals. Marketing Communications is the most recent organization to become a Live Better partner. To help inspire people to live a healthy and active lifestyle, Marketing...



Eating Healthy on a Budget

Contrary to what most people believe, it doesn’t have to be expensive to eat healthy. There are plenty of affordable food choices that are also considered healthy. Here are some tips to eat healthy and stay within your budget. Dine out less frequently. Preparing meals at home can not only save you money, but it can also help you stay healthy. Reserve dining out for special occasions. If you do go out to eat, consider ordering water or sharing an entree with a companion. Plan....



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Planet Fitness Named Live Better Partner

Planet Fitness Named Live Better Partner Live Better, the Archbold Medical Center-led collaborative of key community leaders focused on improving the health of the citizens of Thomas County, recently formed another local partnership with an organization that has committed to taking action in support of measurable Live Better goals. Planet Fitness became one of the most recent organizations to become a Live Better partner. To help inspire people to live a healthy and active lifestyle,...