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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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Peanut Butter Banana Pancakes Is it possible to make a healthy pancake? I think this recipe gets close. It’s lighter than I expected considering it’s primary ingredient is peanut butter and banana, but it was sweet and didn’t need syrup. Try adding some sliced fresh banana on top and you have a low calorie, higher protein pancake! INGREDIENTS 2 tbsp all-purpose flour ⅛ tsp baking powder ⅛ tsp table salt ⅛ tsp ground cinnamon 1/3 cup mashed banana 1/4 cup PB2 powdered peanut butter 2 tbsp lowfat milk 1 egg cooking spray Stir together flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in...

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One in eight women will develop breast cancer over their lifetime, according to Breast cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths in U.S. women after lung cancer. Breast cancer can also happen in men, but it’s much less common. Staying active helps reduce the risk of many cancers, including breast cancer. According to MD Anderson Cancer Center: Exercise helps maintain a healthy weight Exercise helps maintain healthy hormone levels MD Anderson Cancer Center also recommends sitting less and moving more! This is true even for people who exercise regularly! If you’re at a computer all day, be sure to...

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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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