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Stress is a burst of chemicals and hormones that can actually help you in certain situations. It’s that “fight or flight” feeling that can literally save your life! However, when these chemicals are constantly coursing through your veins, problems can occur. It’s called “chronic stress” and it can lead to physical, mental, and emotional problems. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) reports chronic stress can lead to: Headaches Sleeplessness Depressed mood Anger Irritability Susceptibility to illness Routine stress can also lead to serious health problems including: Heart disease High blood pressure Diabetes Depression Anxiety Disorder One way to help reduce...

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It’s easy to reach for the water bottle when it’s hot outside and we’re thirsty. Then temperatures fall and we lose hydration motivation. Here are a few tips to keep sipping when the weather gets cooler. Infused water – Add fruits or veggies to a pitcher of water before bed and wake up to a whole new taste sensation. Vary the flavor each day to tantalize your taste buds. If it tastes good – you’ll drink more! Filtered Water – It can be challenging to fill up your water bottle if you don’t like the taste of your water. Try a water...

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