April is Stress Awareness Month

April is Stress Awareness Month. Throughout the month, we will be focusing on stress awareness and ways to handle stress in a healthy manner. Stress can come in many forms and it affects everyone differently. In many cases, stress cannot be avoided. However, with the right tools stress can be much more manageable.

Heart Healthy Tip

Today’s heart-healthy tip focuses on exercise. It’s no secret that regular physical activity is vital for overall health. Try finding a walking or exercise buddy. You can encourage each other and hold one another accountable. Your hearts will thank you!

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Adding Color to Your Diet

Today’s heart-healthy tip focuses on adding color to your diet. Remember, you don’t have to break the bank to eat healthy. Many fruits and veggies cost less than $1 per serving, making them less expensive than many vending machine snacks. Buy produce that is in season to save on cost. Buying in bulk and freezing extra portions is also an easy, cost-effective option.

Water is Essential

Our bodies are made of up to 60% water. With that being said, proper water consumption is essential for a healthy lifestyle. The institute of Medicine suggests that the average male drinks roughly 104 ounces of water daily and that the average female drinks roughly 72 ounces daily. That might seem like a lot of water, but try adding fresh mint, citrus, fruits or cucumbers to your water for a fun and tasty twist!