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5 surprising reasons to drink water for energy at work

It wasn’t until I passed out from dehydration on the job that I realized the importance of water consumption throughout the workday. Before my life altering even I used to reach for a red bull or grab a soda when I needed a mid-afternoon boost at work. Since increasing my consumption of water in the last year I have noticed major benefits. My concentration has improved and I have more energy.  Consider drinking more water instead of caffeine or other options throughout the workday to keep you healthy and hydrated.  Also, less caffeine consumption improves concentration. Here are 5 surprising facts to help you drink more water and improve your health and work ethic overall: #1 Increases productivity  Water helps you remain alert and on point. Water benefits your body and your brain. #2 Energy booster! Water combats dehydration that leads to tiredness. Dehydration comes rom consuming too many caffeinated beverages. There’s nothing wrong with having caffeine but Dr.Oz recommends fit every one soda you gave at least three glasses of water. #3 Natural headache …

3 things you can do to feel more happiness right now | Q&A

Q&A Friday is here, as a part of the ongoing series this month. Today’s question comes from Maddie in Dallas, TX and it completely fit my mood. Lately I have been going through a lot and having been feeling hopeless. For a few days I feared that nothing would improve. Read Maddies’s question and my response below. I provide her and you 3 things you can do today to feel happiness. So, let’s jump right in: Q: Im having a hard time feeling happy. After losing my job and my relationship with my fiancé my life changed, but not for the better. I was able to find a new job but I hate it and it’s less pay which has deepened my financial hole. I feel like giving up and nothing I do will help. How can I feel happy with all of this going on and move on?  A: Maddie, you do have a lot going on and thank you sharing. It’s a brave thing to tell someone how hard you have it right …

How to see past the “perfection” on social media and accept yourself

Social media tends to highlight only people’s “perfections.” There a plenty of photo editing applications make up artists, and photographers with the ability to make somewhere appear more polished than in person. Facebook profiles, Instagram pages, and Twitter accounts are filled with nothing but highlight reels. I call them to highlight reels because we are only seeing the best of everything. Even when someone posts something negative they instantly delete it.  We are not getting the full picture of someone’s life based on their perfectly cropped and filtered photos so there is no need for you to compare your life to someone else’s. I’m not afraid to admit that I use filters. I have also posted photos of me smiling when my world was falling apart. We all hide the vulnerability of our personal lives. This trend has unfortunately raised depression and suicide rates around the country. Mostly young women have been impacted. The majority of the pressure coming from fat shaming. However, there are more positive body image campaigns coming out. For example model, …