Tomah Chamber & Visitors Center Newsletter August Newsletter 2019 - Page 4

The Wellness Bite: Benefits of Staying Hydrated Water accounts for 60 percent of your body (or about 11 gallons or 92 pounds in a 155-pound person) and is essential to every cell. So it’s not to surprising that new research — reported on at a recent British Psychological Society Annual Con- ference — found that college students who brought water with them into an exam scored higher marks than their counter- parts who didn’t have water. Unfortunately, the researchers didn’t look into whether the students actually drank the water. Nor did they investigate the reasons behind the study findings. But the researchers hypothesized that drinking water could improve students’ thinking and/or help students stay calm and quell their anxiety — both of which could hinder their test performance. Their thinking makes sense: Other research has suggested that staying hydrated keeps your memory sharp, your mood stable and your motivation intact. You can also think through a problem more easily. Staying hydrated doesn’t just impact your brain, though. Here are a few ways water benefits your body’s health. 1. Water helps prevent dry mouth. 2. Water promotes cardiovascular health. 3. Water keeps your body cool. 4. Water helps muscles and joints work better. 5. Water keeps skin supple News about town Edward Jones Financial Advisor Lenny Bakken Receives Spirit of Caring Award Lenny Bakken of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Tomah recently received the firm’s exclusive Spirit of Caring Award designed to recognize those financial advisors who exemplify the values, culture and spirit of giving back. Bakken is a leader in the firm and an example of what a dedicated Edward Jones financial advisor can achieve. He has demonstrated unyielding dedication to giving back to his clients, community, other financial advisors, branch teams and their regional network. Bakken said he is honored to receive the award. “Edward Jones is a partnership. That structure is not just financial, it’s a philosophy,” Bakken said. “We work to- gether, help each other and all share in the rewards of working with long-term individual investors. That brings out the best in everyone.” Bakken was one of only 280 of the firm’s more than 18,000 financial advisors to receive the award. Bakken’s office is located at The Heartland Cranberry Mall, North Tomah. Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in St. Louis, provides financial services in the U.S. and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm’s business, from the investments its financial advisors offer to the location of its branch offices, caters to individual investors. The firm’s 18,000-plus financial advi- sors serve more than 7 million clients and care for $1 trillion in assets under management. Visit our website at and recruiting website at Member SIPC.