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Welcome to Healthy South Dakota!

Eating smart and being active are two of the best ways to improve our health. Even small changes can have immediate benefits. We’re here to provide information and inspiration as you explore all the ways you can live better and grow stronger!


Healthy eating doesn’t have to be hard or expensive. Just 5 servings of fruit and vegetables every day will do the trick! Learn more about dietary guidelines and how to pack your plate with more fruits and veggies.

Physical Activity

Physical activity is one of the best stressbusters around! Even 10 minutes of movement can help you reset. Find creative ways to make it part of your routine and ideas to help you add a little physical activity to every day!

Health & Wellness

There are many layers to wellness but practicing healthy habits to impove physical and mental health are at the core of achieving true wellness. Find out more about the different dimensions of wellness and how they are linked to health.


Workplace wellness programs improve health and reduce chronic disease. Employers increase productivity and boost their bottom line. Employees learn healthy habits and have better morale—it’s a win-win!


Working out with a stability ball is a cool way to exercise. It strengthens your core muscles (abdomen, chest, back), which can improve posture and balance.

What’s New?

July Fruit of the Month: Apricots

As the summer sun blazes and gardens flourish, July brings us one of the season’s sweetest and most nutritious fruits—the apricot. These small, golden fruits are delicious and packed with health benefits, making them a perfect addition to summer meals.

Postpartum Exercise

Following the arrival of your new addition, it might take some adjustment and time to get back into a regular routine of movement. However, moving regularly following arrival of your baby can come with great benefits, some of which include helping boost your mood, giving …

June Fruit of the Month: Blueberries

As June rolls in, so does the season of one of nature’s most delightful treats: blueberries!
Bursting with flavor and nutritional benefits, these tiny berries are a staple of summer and a
versatile ingredient in …

Cold Plunging

Although the practice itself isn’t new, a new trend has recently emerged across the social media world – cold plunging or cold water immersion. Cold immersion has been used as a post-workout practice for many years to help reduce inflammation and help with muscle …