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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.

A young woman demonstrating the starting and finishing position for the seated twist yoga pose. For a complete description of the movements, call SDSU Extension at 605-688-6729.

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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Better Choices, Better Health© SD

This community-led evidence-based program is modeled after Stanford University’s chronic disease self-management program.

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SDSU Extension Promotes Making Informed Food Choices for National Nutrition Month® 2020

March 13, 2020

As part of National Nutrition Month® 2020 in March, the SDSU Extension Food and Families Team encourages people to make informed food choices and develop healthy eating and physical activity habits.

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Voices For Food

Resources for Food Councils to bridge the gap between food security and healthy food choices.

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The Calories We Need Change Over Time

Did you know the number of calories a person needs is influenced by several different things?

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How Will Emergency Responders Know Who to Call?

We all have that person we trust most when we don’t feel well. If we are not able to speak for ourselves, how would emergency responders know how to contact the person we trust most?

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Medical Decision Making: Starting a Conversation

Understanding and “owning” our feelings can help us move forward in feeling more comfortable starting a conversation about medical decision making.

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Tools for Effective Medication Management

Do you or a loved one have a difficult time managing your medications?