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Allyn Mahowald RDN

Water: The forgotten nutrient

Posted by Allie Mahowald, R.D.N.
May 28, 2015

Water makes up about 60 percent of your body weight and plays a role in everything your body does. In general, men need at least 12 cups of fluid daily, while women require a minimum of nine cups. Your body loses 8-12 cups of water every day, which needs to be replaced. Factors that increase your fluid needs include: exercise, hot weather, high altitude, a high fiber diet and increased fluid losses from caffeine and alcohol intake.

Resource Center(s): Nutrition

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Boating this summer? Make safety your top priority.

Posted by Janet Chestnut, M.D.
May 19, 2015

Boating is fun, but it’s important that it's also safe. Whether it’s a fishing boat, a canoe or kayak, or a personal watercraft, there are some basic safety tips that apply to all.

Resource Center(s): Safety

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Keep stress out of summer vacation

Posted by Dixie Jackson, M.Ed.
May 18, 2015

You may not think that summer and stress go together, but they often do. Routines change frequently, and downtime can lead to complaining and sibling squabbles. Summertime events, such as graduations, family reunions and vacations, come with their own set of stressors. So, what can you do to stress less and have more fun this summer?

Resource Center(s): Behavioral Health, Men's Health, Women's Health

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