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Nov 13

Walk With Ease Workshop (WWE) @ Chamberlain

SDSU Extension will host a Walk With Ease program on November 13 - December 23, 2019 from 9:30 to 10:30 AM CDT at the Chamberlain Community Center (112 N. Main St., Chamberlain, SD) 57325).

Physical Activity, Health, Walk With Ease

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Importance of Proper Nutrition and Physical Activity in Early Childhood

Childcare outside the home is relatively common in the United States, as a majority of children ages two-to-five attend some type of childcare and spend roughly 30 hours per week in others care. Due to this, both parents and early childhood educators are responsible to ensure children are receiving the nutrition they need for proper childhood development.

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Bike Safety

View information about the benefits of biking and how to ride safely.

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Strength Training for Older Adults

As one ages, they may experience physiological and functional declines that are associated with the loss of muscle mass and muscle function. Strength training is an activity that works to keep muscles strong and can be safe for both men and women of all ages.

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Governor Noem declares September 23 Falls Prevention Awareness Day

September 13, 2019

Falling is not a normal part of growing older. Falls cost our Nation an estimated $95,000 per minute in 2015, totaling $50 billion.

Health, Physical Activity, Older Adults

an elderly man and woman walking on green grass
Oct 21

Walk With Ease (WWE) Self-Guided Program October - November

Are you looking to start walking, but not able to commit to an in-person walking group at this time? If so, SDSU Extension is excited to offer an online self-directed walking program to jumpstart your walking goals.

Walk With Ease, Health, Physical Activity

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Stress Management With Mindfulness

Finding ways to decrease your stress level in a healthy way is important for managing stress in the long-term. This can be done with mindfulness and a variety of tools.

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Oct 21

Walk With Ease program @ Brookings

SDSU Extension will host Walk With Ease program from October 21 to November 27, 2019 at the First Lutheran Church (337 8th Street, Brookings, SD 57006).

Physical Activity, Health, Walk With Ease

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Keeping Health at the Forefront as a Busy Parent

It’s Monday, after a busy weekend traveling to sporting and school events, family gatherings and catching up on housework, an overwhelming feeling of stress and inorganization fills your mind. Your time is stretched thin and thinking about how to keep your children’s eating and exercise habits a priority, as well as your own, is something that feels too complicated and requires too much of your time.