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Stress relief

Brittany McKinley, wellness specialist for FBL Financial Group, gives health and fitness advice to employees at the Farm Bureau home office in West Des Moines.
Brittany McKinley, wellness specialist for FBL Financial Group, gives health and fitness advice to employees at the Farm Bureau home office in West Des Moines. McKinley says too much stress in our lives can have serious long-term health impacts.

Want to know the secret behind maintaining a healthy weight, pre­venting disease and having more energy?

At the root of weight gain and illness for many people lies a common factor — stress. Taking the time to analyze what brings you stress and working daily to manage and reduce it can have a big impact on your overall health and weight management.

Stress is how our brain and body reacts to any type of demand or stressor. Work, school, major life events — stress comes from a variety of sources. Everyone encounters stress, and it affects people in different ways. But it may be taking a bigger toll on our health...




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