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Can You Identify Signs of Stress?

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Chronic stress can have a negative effect on one’s mental and physical wellbeing. According to the Department of Health & Human Services, common signs of excessive exposure to stress include: not eating enough or overeating; feeling you have lost control of your life; forgetfulness; headaches; lack of energy and focus; trouble completing tasks; poor self-esteem; short temper; trouble sleeping; upset stomach; and aches and pains.
Department of Health & Human Services, January 2018

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Talking To Children About Divorce.

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When it comes to divorce, it’s important to be open and honest with children. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers the following suggestions for divorcing parents: keep communication clear and simple; do not promote the idea that the divorce is the child’s fault or that the child can help rectify the situation; reassure the child that they will be safe; mention that mom and dad will both be happier; and emphasize that there will be two homes in which the ...

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Smoking Increases Risk for Chronic Back Pain.

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Based on surveys completed by 213 men and women over the age of 50, researchers found that smokers are 2.59 times more likely to suffer from chronic low back pain (CLBP) than nonsmokers.
Asian Spine Journal, December 2017

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Get the Family Involved to Get Active.

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With today’s busy schedules, it can be difficult for family members to meet physically activity recommendations. The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute suggests the following to get more active: schedule family exercise after dinner, on weekends, or during other blocks of free time; stay motivated by joining an exercise group or by having your kids participate in community sports; and engage in activities that don’t depend on good weather, such as indoor cycling, indoor swimming, stair climbing, rope skipping, ...

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Eat More Fruits & Veggies!

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Adults who consume at least seven servings of fruits and vegetables per day are less likely to be overweight or obese than men and women who eat six or fewer servings of produce each day.
Obesity Science & Practice, December 2017

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