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Sydney Sweeney Details How Her Dog Helps Her Mental Health: She’s Part of 'My Self-Care Process’ (Exclusive)

The actress is a pet mom to her rescue dog Tank

<p>Sydney Sweeney/Instagram; Todd Owyoung/NBC via Getty</p> Sydney Sweeney and dog Tank.

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Sydney Sweeney and dog Tank.

Sydney Sweeney loves being a dog mom!

In an exclusive conversation with PEOPLE tied to her partnership with Bai, the actress, 26, opens up about how her canine companion plays a role in keeping her mental health in order.

"My dog, Tank, really is so important in my own self-care process," Sweeney says. "Whether it is just playing with her, taking her to the dog park or taking her on a walk, it just lets me take a moment and unplug from everything else."

The Euphoria star says that another go-to way for her to decompress is by picking up a good book. "Usually I'm reading. I love to read," she explains.

<p>Courtesy of Bai® daily hydration</p> Sydney Sweeney.

Courtesy of Bai® daily hydration

Sydney Sweeney.

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According to Sweeney, leading a healthy lifestyle also extends to her physical health. "I love to work out," she says.

Detailing that her go-to exercise routine involves Solidcore, which describes itself as "Pilates redefined," Sweeney says the workout is "so freaking good."

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<p>Justin Bettman on behalf of Bai® daily hydration</p> Sydney Sweeney.

Justin Bettman on behalf of Bai® daily hydration

Sydney Sweeney.

"It's the hardest workout you'll ever have in your entire life. ... You will feel pain you've never felt before," she adds.

Sweeney also says that her water intake is super important to her, given that it is her preferred beverage. "I only drink water," explains the Immaculate star.

<p>Courtesy of Bai® daily hydration</p> Sydney Sweeney.

Courtesy of Bai® daily hydration

Sydney Sweeney.

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Through her partnership with Bai, brand ambassador Sweeney has crafted her own unique Raspberry Lemon Lime flavor that adds itself to the company's vast portfolio of flavored waters.

A self-described "berry girl," Sweeney tells PEOPLE, "I love berries. I always start my morning with the bowl of berries, so when Bai came to me and said, 'Let's create your dream flavor,' I was like, 'I know that I'd love for it to have some type of raspberry infusion in it because I love raspberries.' "

<p>Courtesy of Bai® daily hydration</p> Sydney Sweeney's Bai flavor.

Courtesy of Bai® daily hydration

Sydney Sweeney's Bai flavor.

"Also, I grew up berry picking with my family, so when we started putting different combinations together I knew that this was going to be special because it reminded me of my childhood," she continues.

Adds Sweeney: "It just became exactly what I want it to be, and with the electrolytes, antioxidants and zinc, it's everything that I look for in a drink."

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