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Brain Health: The Impact of Chronic Stress

Stress affects everyone. Stress is your body’s response to a real or perceived harmful situation.

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Reasons to Visit a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)

Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) are in the business of food and have completed multiple layers of education and training that enables them to provide the highest level of nutrition counseling.

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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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The Multiple Dimensions of Wellness

Wellness is a term encompassing many different dimensions and living a healthy life involves an active process of adopting behaviors in many different interacting areas.

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Gardening Modifications for People With Limitations

Raised beds can increase accessibility for gardeners dealing with physical or spatial limitations.

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Light, Moderate, And Vigorous Activity

Physical activity of all kinds can be performed in a variety of intensities, ranging between light, moderate, and vigorous (high) intensity activity. Understanding the difference between intensity levels is important to understanding the current Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.

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Know Your Mosquitoes to Protect Yourself

Mosquito trapping efforts across the state in the last seven years showed that there are over 20 species of mosquitoes occurring in South Dakota, yet only two species dominate the surveillance data: Aedes vexans and Culex tarsalis.