Emma Parkhurst Ask an Expert: Celebrate Park And Recreation Month By Spending Time Outdoors By Nick Porath & Emma Parkhurst • Aug 2, 2021 Listen Listening... / 1:59 Research shows that spending time in nature promotes physical and emotional health. Since July is National Park and Recreation Month, consider celebrating it by spending more time outdoors. Ideas For A Fun, Firework-Free Fourth Of July By Harley Barnes • Jul 2, 2021 pxfuel Listen Listening... / 1:19 With the state of Utah facing an extreme drought, this Fourth of July personal fireworks are banned in some areas and heavily discouraged statewide. Ask An Expert: Five Tips To Promote Mental Wellness At Work By Nick Porath & Emma Parkhurst • May 20, 2020 USU Extension Listen Listening... / 2:00 Mental wellness at work is an essential part of overall well-being that is often overlooked. Any job can be stressful, even if you love what you do. Ask An Expert: Eight Stress-Relieving Activities To Give You A Break By Nick Porath & Emma Parkhurst • May 20, 2020 USU Extension Listen Listening... / 1:59 Stress can be brought on by everyday hassles, but especially when there are larger issues like the ongoing public health concern of a pandemic. While no one’s life is completely stress free, regular negative stress can keep us from feeling and performing our best; therefore, it is important that we learn how to manage it.