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  • Kathy smith mug.jpg EXTENSION NEWS: Relieving stress through pleasure and relaxation

    When stress makes you feel down, do something that makes you feel good. Doing things you enjoy is a natural way to fight off stress. You don’t have to do a lot to find pleasure. Even if you are ill or down, you can find pleasure in simple things such as visiting with friends, or reading a book. 

    May 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Kathy smith mug.jpg EXTENSION NEWS: Celebrating 100 years of Extension

    The National Cooperative Extension Systems celebrates a century of improving lives this year with the 100-year anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act. Signed on May 8, 1914, the Smith-Lever Act would “aid in diffusing among the people of the United States useful and practical information on subjects related to agriculture, uses of solar energy with respect to agriculture, home economics and rural energy and to encourage the application of the same.”

    May 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • EXTENSION NEWS: Vary your protein choices

    Most people’s health would benefit from getting more variety in your protein rich food choices. Protein-rich foods are essential for many functions of the body. Our muscles are primarily protein, but did you know that protein provides structure for all cells in the body? Typically protein makes up about 15 percent of a person’s body weight. Protein is needed for growth. It also helps maintain healthy organs, bones, joints, skin, hair and blood cells. It is formed into essential hormones, vitamins, enzymes and important cell components. Proteins also help to transport molecules from one place in the body to another. 

    April 27, 2014

  • EXTENSION NEWS: Take a mind vacation

    For many of us, every day has some sort of stress associated with it. Whether it is something at home or at work, it seems like there are a million things stressing us out and making us feel overwhelmed.

    April 20, 2014

  • easter eggs.jpg EXTENSION NEWS: Enjoy Easter eggs safely

    Eggs have been used to celebrate spring festivals for centuries. Immigrant settlers brought symbolic Easter rabbits and colored eggs to America. Since then, Easter egg hunts have been beloved by children everywhere.

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • brushing teeth.jpg EXTENSION NEWS: Take care of your teeth

    Surveys show that 90 percent of adults have an average of 23.5 teeth. Almost a third of adults have all 28 teeth and 50 percent age 55 and older wear partial or complete dentures.

    April 6, 2014 1 Photo

  • MILLSAP MATTERS: Many activities set for April

    MILLSAP — With April just around the corner, the Millsap Heritage Society is busy preparing for the upcoming Log Cabin Days Festival.  The two day event is a highlight of springtime for our area.

    March 29, 2014

  • Kathy smith mug.jpg EXTENSION NEWS: Empty calories

    Many of the foods and beverages that we consume contain empty calories. These are calories that have almost no nutrients, but have calories. Most of these foods have solid fats and added sugars. Learning more about solid fats and sugars can help you make better food and drink choices.

    March 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • EXTENSION NEWS: Walking is wonderful

    With the weather getting warmer and days longer, now is the time to get outside to walk.

    March 23, 2014

  • EXTENSION NEWS: Chia seeds can have some health benefits

    There has been a lot in news about the health benefits of chia seeds. Chia seeds do to have some great benefits. However, the science so far hasn’t supported all of the advertised claims that these seeds have received.

    March 16, 2014

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