personal health, nutrition, physical needs, stress
When asked what they value most, many people will say their health. However, when faced with a stressful situation that will not go away, the same people forget all about their health and start worrying. Farm and ranch families struggle with extreme stress from uncontrollable forces such as weather, low market prices, or farm machinery breaking down. For many farmers, ranchers, and farm workers, decision making and adjusting to the extraordinary stress consumes their whole thinking, their whole days, their sleepless nights. Their livelihood is dependent upon forces over which they have no control. Eating right and getting adequate amounts of sleep and physical activity are often compromised when faced with crisis situations.
Hegerfeld, Joan, "Taking Care of Your Nutritional and Physical Needs" (2006). SDSU Extension Extra Archives. 450.
Updated July 2006