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11.28.2011

SEE for Yourself on Monday: Eat WELL!

11.28.2011

EAT WELL: Actually, drink well!  Water makes up 60% of the average person's body weight.  Without enough water, dehydration can occur which can lead to an energy lapse, sleepiness, or more severe issues, like fever, rapid heartbeat, etc.  With so much to do, hydration is key to stay on track and keep moving through the day with ease.  Water can be replenished through the variety of foods and beverages we consume  throughout the day.  So take time to eat and drink well during the day to allow your body to quench it's thirst.  Do you find that you are thirsty during the day, but don't have access to something to drink when you need it?  Try carrying a water bottle with you to keep you hydrated all day long.  Don't have one?  No problem- stop by the Breezeway from 1-3pm today for your own SEE water bottle (while supplies last)!

Mythbusting with HKB: MYTH- Using a water pipe to smoke tobacco (otherwise known as a hookah) is safe since the water filters any harmful ingredients from the tobacco.
FACT: The water does not filter the chemicals in the tobacco and can be just as harmful to the lungs and heart as smoking a cigarette.

Want a simple stress reliever?  Drink a glass of water. When your body is dehydrated it stops running properly and stress levels increase. To keep stress levels down, increase the water you consume to be the best version of yourself and tackle the day's challenges.  Want more stress relief? Stop by the MSE library, Q-level, from 8-10pm for a free back-rub from Stressbusters.

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