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Holiday stress relief Julie Cascio, Mat-Su District UAF Cooperative Extension Service
Worries about work, money, health care and staying safe on the road during cold and flu season can give too much stress. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, try the ways shown here to notch down your stress yourself. Another option is to ask for help or a referral from your health care team on ways to lower your stress. Why It Matters Simply put, stress can kill, states the American Heart Association. People with high levels of chronic stress or psychological distress are more likely to die of various causes, research shows, including of heart disease and stroke. Chronic stress is also linked to anxiety disorders and major depression. And stress can underlie other problems, such as irritability, sleep disruption, headaches, changes in appetite and gut discomfort. www.heart.org Try out these stress relief tips: Stress Busters Walk in nature. Enjoy the sights and sounds in safe places in our valley. Reflec-
tions Lake is an easy 1 mile loop if you are starting out. Check out https://www.alaska. org/destination/mat-su-valley/parks-andtrails for more places to visit. Dress to stay warm, have boots to deal with snow and ice and be prepared for moose and bears.
Sleep tight. Set a regular bedtime and wakeup routine. Turn off or dim electronic screens as bedtime approaches. Laugh it up. Laughter makes us feel good. Laugh out loud, even when you’re alone. Get connected. A daily dose of friendship is great medicine. Make time to call friends or family so you can catch up. Get organized. “To do” lists help us focus on most important tasks. It can help do big projects one step at a time. The holidays are coming. Start now to make a list and enjoy each step. Practice giving back. Volunteer your time or spend time helping out a friend. Helping others helps you. Work it out. Exercise can relieve mental and physical tension. Regular physical activity, a recommended at least 150 minutes of moderate activity, or 75 minutes of vigorous activity a week can relieve tension, anxiety and depression and give you an immediate exercise “high.” www.health.gov
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Recycling repeats itself By Randi Perlman From the very beginning way back in 1998, when Valley Community for Recycling Solutions (VCRS) first formed with the goal of collecting recyclables in the Mat-Su Borough, the model and mantra of ‘clean & sorted’ was put in place. VCRS was fortunate to have a strong, passionate and inciteful group of early grassroots leaders who understood that a successful recycling operation would have to move forward in a sustainable way while still making good business sense. At VCRS, everything is viewed as a resource, and different resources are sought after by different end-users. Another word for resources could be commodities. As long as they are clean and sorted, each recyclable material dropped off at your local recycling center is baled separately and sold to end-users around the United States seeking that particular commodity. When those businesses purchase those commodities, it creates a sustainable and economically viable loop by diverting tons of material from our
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