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5 Things To Do in December

This Month's Topic: Reduce Your Stress

1. Watch this video 

23 ½ hours: How can this number improve your quality of life? Find out now by taking 9 minutes to watch this video on research that shows what one simple little item can do to greatly impact your health. Don’t worry; the video isn’t trying to sell you anything!

    2. Find out more

    Do you know someone who drinks to take the edge off stress, relieve physical pain, or help them fall asleep? Middle-aged and older adults are especially vulnerable to this increasing risk category. Find out what this phenomenon means for older and aging adults. Don’t let yourself or a loved one slip unknowingly into this health hazard.

    3. Track Your Food and Fitness

    SuperTracker can help you plan, analyze and track your diet and physical activity. Find out what and how much to eat; track foods, physical activities and weight; and personalize with goal setting, virtual coaching and journaling.

    4. Check Out This App

    MoodPanda for iPhone/iPad or for Android - this app acts as a mood diary and mood tracker. You can see how your mood has changed over time, interact with other users in the MoodPanda community and more.

    More Apps to Reduce Stress

    5. Try the Featured Recipes

    This month’s recipes some nutritious comfort foods packed with nutrients that promote good health!

    Homemade Chicken Soup
    This is comfort food at its best.

    Homemade Chicken Soup

    White Chili
    Turkey provides tryptophan, beans provide potassium, and cheese provides calcium—all stress busters.

    White Chili
    (photo by Frank Gruber CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

    Strawberry Banana Smoothie
    Don’t reach for pop and a candy bar; try a smoothie. Strawberries provide vitamin C, bananas provide potassium and yogurt provides calcium for a tasty and healthful pick-me-up.

    Strawberry Banana Smoothie

    Warm Pear Crisp
    Warm and full of B vitamins and fiber, this dessert is a special treat.

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    This project is supported by the Rural Health & Safety Education Competitive Grant Program of the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), grant number 2013-46100-21467.

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