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We all experience stress from time to time, but a constant bombardment drains our
Nashville, Ark. – Let’s face it, the last seven months have been stressful! Restrictions
from Covid-19 have caused a lot of stress. The upcoming election is causing a lot
of stress. Turn on the news and chances are you will be stressed within a few minutes.
We all experience stress from time to time. However, an overload of stress can cause
problems on our well-being.
Think of your body as a computer. It takes in information and puts out
responses. Pressure can be useful or harmful, which can result in brief responses
like “Fight or Flight”. A constant bombardment of stress drains our system. Like a
computer, the body needs a break to update.
Here are some ways to recognize when your body needs a break:
For more information on handling stress, contact the Howard County Extension Office
and ask for the free booklet on “Managing Stress”. You can also visit the website
www.uaex.uada.edu/life-skills-wellness/personal-family-well-being/personal/managing-stress. Information for this article was adapted from the website Spend Smart, Eat Smart
from the University of Iowa Extension service.
Recipe of the Week
Cooler weather means soup at my house. Here is a recipe that tastes great
and is budget friendly. As its names states, it only takes fifteen minutes to prepare!
1 (16 ounce) can unsalted Great Northern Beans, drained
1 (14 ounce) can low-sodium chicken broth
1 (16 ounce) can chopped or diced tomatoes, undrained
1 small onion, chopped
½ teaspoon garlic powder
1 (10 ounce) package frozen, chopped spinach
½ cup uncooked whole-wheat macaroni
In a 2-quart pot, combine all ingredients except spinach and macaroni.
Heat until the liquid comes to a boil. Stir in and break up spinach; bring to a boil
again. Stir in macaroni and simmer until pasta is tender, about 6-8 minutes. Yield:
4 servings (1 ½ cups per serving)
Nutrition Information per Serving: 145 calories, 0.5g fat, 7g protein, 28g carbohydrate,
7g fiber, 135 mg sodium. Excellent source of vitamins A and C. Good source of iron
By Jean Ince County Extension Agent - Staff ChairThe Cooperative Extension ServiceU of A System Division of Agriculture
Media Contact: Jean Ince County Extension Agent - Staff ChairU of A Division of AgricultureCooperative Extension Service421 N. Main St, Nashville AR 71852 (870) 845-7517 firstname.lastname@example.org
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