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Food Safety Helps You Stay Healthy

Staying healthy includes eating a variety of foods to give you the nutrients you need to maintain your health, feel good, and have energy. Food safety is also part of staying healthy.

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Reduce Stress With Meal Planning

We all experience a variety of stress in everyday life. One way to reduce unnecessary stress is the plan meals in advance.

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Keep Moving Indoors

There are so many opportunities to squeeze in activity during the day. The current Physical Activity Guidelines say that any activity counts towards meeting the recommended 150 minutes of activity each week. So, get creative, find what you enjoy and keep your body moving as much as possible every day. 

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Diabetes and COVID-19

If you are at higher risk of contracting COVID-19, it is important to take actions to reduce your chance of getting sick. Those at higher risk, including older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and lung disease, are encouraged to get ready now!

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Healthy Habits for Immune Support

Many factors play into keeping us free from sickness. It is no secret that eating a well-balanced diet helps to keep us healthy by supporting our immune system. Keeping our immune system strong is especially important during cold and flu season.

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Helpful Food & Shopping Tips During Unexpected Events

When faced with unexpected events, such as a health crisis or natural disaster, planning meals and grocery shopping often comes to mind along with questions: What should I plan to make? What groceries do I need?

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Gentle Yoga

The practice of yoga uses postures, breath work, and meditation to bring balance to the mind and body. Gentle yoga uses physical postures that are accessible to most people and that are done at a slower pace while being held for longer.

A young woman demonstrating the starting and finishing position for a weighted squat exercise. For a complete description of the movements, call SDSU Extension at 605-688-6729.

Weighted Exercises

Strength training is an important way to keep your body moving and in optimal health. Strengthening your muscles also helps your body perform everyday activities with ease and comfort.

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Self-Care for Youth and Families

Self-care is so essential for all individuals, young and old, to partake in regularly. Often, self-care gets placed on the back burners during our regular daily lives with our vast, jam-packed schedules. We get so wrapped up in our go-go-go routines and forget to take time for ourselves until we absolutely need it to continue onward.

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Walk with Ease

Walk With Ease offers educational workshops that are designed to help adults living with ongoing arthritis, joint pain, or who are sedentary and want to become more active.