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Health Brief No. 26: Coping with Financial Stress (December 2012)

Coping and managing stress is vital to staying healthy year round and long term. Stress left unchecked weakens immune systems and makes people more susceptible to infections, colds, headaches, sleep problems, and unhealthy behaviors.1,2 Additionally, chronic stress contributes to health problems including high blood pressure, heart disease, depression, anxiety, obesity, and diabetes.1,2  One of the  Full Article…

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Health Brief No. 25: Staying Physically Active During the Cold Winter Months (November 2012)

Staying physically active is vital to staying healthy year round. It is especially challenging during the cold winter months when the temptation to stay indoors is high. For adults, it is important to engage in at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity five times per week and muscle-strengthening activities at least twice per week.¹  Full Article…

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