Walk Cobb Kicks Off, Photovoice Winners Announced

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Choose to Get Active: Walk Cobb 2014 Kicks off!

Registration is now open for the spring edition of Walk Cobb and will last until March 10, 2014. The walking initiative will be from February 1- April 26, and Cobb2020 is encouraging its teams to reach a landmark 50,000 miles!

What you need to know: Registration: February 1- March 10, 2014

Walk Cobb/Walk Georgia: February 1- April 26, 2014. All entries must be completed by April 30, 2014.

Where to register: www.walkgeorgia.org ; Use group name "Cobb2020" to register.

Last fall, 425 individuals challenged themselves to Walk Cobb. The initiative was through the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension's Walk Georgia campaign. The Cobb County teams collectively logged 29,273 miles and 11 teams exceeded their walking goals!

 

Photovoice Winners Announced:

After many great submissions, Cobb2020 is proud to announce the winners of Photovoice 2013!

1. Cheap Chow: Abbey Crossman

2. One Way or Another, It All Leads to Obesity: Samuel McGrath
3. Updated Christmas List: Jessica Reyes
4. Junk food v. Health food: Hannah Curcuru
5. Fruitful living: Justin Williams

6. Kids Meal = Heart Attack: Laura Bracci

Cobb2020 wants to thank everyone for their submissions and keep staying healthy, Cobb County!

 
Choose Heart Healthy Eating: Celebrate February with red fruits and vegetables! 

Cobb2020 wants to make sure you celebrate the month of February in a healthy and happy way!

Valentine's Day is known for its chocolate-themed fare, but there are great options to still make a fantastic meal with healthier options. Click here for a recipe for a delicious dark chocolate fondue that is also heart healthy.
Choose Healthy Lungs
The 50th Anniversary Surgeon General Report on Smoking and Health was recently release and covered some great milestones on the progress of tobacco cessation and provided recommendations to help people continue quitting smoking successfully.
According to the report, fewer than 20 percent of Americans now smoke, compared with 42 percent in 1964. This success is due to comprehensive tobacco control efforts over the last 50 years.

There is still more work to be done, and Cobb2020 provides resources that can help people make a positive change. Contact the Georgia Tobacco Quit Line at 1.877.270.STOP (7867) for the free therapies and support.

Cobb2020 Spotlight: Marietta City Schools' Educator Wins Walk Cobb Golden Sneaker Award

Marietta City Schools' educator Leigh Anne Bohacek won the Walk Cobb Golden Sneaker Award for participating in the six-week walking campaign that started Oct. 1 and ended Nov. 23, 2013. Bohacek logged 321 miles during the six-week challenge.

Bohacek was one of the 28 participants from the Marietta City Schools’ team for Walk Cobb. Walk Cobb had over 100 teams that  comprised of over 425 participants. Walk Cobb was a six-week walking campaign that was initiated through University of Georgia’s Cooperative Extension program Walk Georgia. Read more here.

Walk Cobb 2014 is now open for registration until March 10, 2014. The initiative will take place from February 1- April 26, 2014. For more details and to register, visit Cobb2020.

Upcoming Health Events


Walk Cobb 2014
February 1- April 26, 2014 (registration open until March 10, 2014)
For more information and registration, visit Cobb2020.

Live Healthier with Diabetes Workshop
Orientation: February 11, 2014 (Must attend to begin workshop)
Workshop: February 18- March 25, 2014
Northwest YMCA, 1700 Dennis Kemp Lane, Kennesaw, GA 30152
9:30 a.m.
Jennifer Rewkowski, 866-202-1926

Yoga on the Square
February 11, 2014
510 Lawrence St., Marietta, GA - Lawrence Street Recreation Center
12- 12:45 p.m.

Aging By Design Series
Dementia and Alzheimer's 101
February 11, 2014
East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Rd., Marietta, GA 30066
7 p.m.

 

Locomotive Thunder 5K and Half- Marathon

February 16, 2014
Barrett Summit, 1990 Vaughn Road, Kennesaw
$25 (5K); $55 (half-marathon)
7:30 a.m.
www.active.com

For more information or to register, Click here. We would also love to hear about your upcoming health-related events in Cobb County as well, so lets us know if you have any community-wide event suggestions. Send them to .