HEALTH & WELLNESS-September 2019

Don’t forget September 11th is a day of Remembrance of lives lost and service for this great nation. 

September is also National Wilderness month.

New Walking Trail in DeQueen

The trail weaves through the wooded areas of the UA Cossatot campus, allowing for minimal environmental impact and full enjoyment of nature. 

UA Cossatot Chancellor Steve Cole said, “Through all of the recent community meetings in Sevier County, it was made clear the community wanted more opportunities for outdoor activities”.

Cole said that the college hopes to add more attractions to the trail over the coming years.

The trail has several entrances from the sidewalk along Collin Raye Drive between UA Cossatot and First Baptist Church of DeQueen. From the UA Cossatot campus, it begins at the wooded edge of the Kimball Educational Resource Center parking lot and wind down and back numerous times. While your walking along the new trails be sure to check out the local wild life and to make sure you stay hydrated!!

Drink your water!

When you’re exercising or working outdoors on a hot day, your temperature rises. The body cools itself down by sweating and increasing blood flow to the skin. 

While sweating cools you down, it also means that fluids are leaving the body. When they’re not replaced, you become dehydrated.

Dehydration can lead to muscle fatigue and loss of coordination, as well as heat illnesses such as heat exhaustion or heat stroke. To avoid this issue, always bring water with you when exercising or working outdoors on warm days. Try to drink about 8 ounces every 20 minutes. 

If you ever become dizzy or lightheaded, or feel very tired, then you know it’s time to take a break. 

8 Infused Water Recipes

Stay hydrated with these 8 Infused Water recipes! Inspired by The Flavor Bible, these fruit and herb combinations will encourage you to drink more water.

For Strawberry, Basil and Lemon:

  • 1/2 cup strawberries stemmed and sliced, fresh or frozen
  • 5 large fresh basil leaves torn
  • 1 lemon thinly sliced


For Honeydew, Cucumber, and Mint:

  • 1/2 cup honeydew cubes
  • 1 cucumber thinly sliced
  • 10 fresh mint leaves torn

Blackberries, Orange, and Ginger:

  • 1/2 pint blackberries
  • 1 orange thinly sliced
  • 1 (2-inch) piece ginger peeled and thinly sliced

Blueberry, Lemon, and Rosemary:

  • 1/2 pint blueberries
  • 1 lemon thinly sliced
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary

Pineapple, Coconut, and Lime:

  • 1 cup pineapple chunks, fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup coconut chunks, fresh or frozen
  • 1 lime thinly sliced

Watermelon, Kiwi, and Lime:

  • 1 cup watermelon cubes
  • 1 kiwi diced or cut into circles
  • 1 lime sliced into circles

Grapefruit, Pomegranate, and Mint:

  • 1 grapefruit thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 10 mint leaves torn

Mango, Raspberry, and Ginger:

  • 1 mango peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 pint raspberries
  • 1 (2-inch) piece ginger peeled and thinly sliced
  • In a large pitcher, place the desired combination of fruit or herbs. Add ice and fill container with water. Add additional fruit or herbs to garnish, if desired.

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