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body | mind photoLASHING OUT THIS SUMMER
Tired of your mascara running after a dip in the pool? Try eyelash extensions for long, dark eyelashes with no risk of raccoon eyes. Simply stop by The Spa for an application of Xtreme lashes at least two days before your next pool party.
See you in the sun.

— Aesthetician Erin Marsh

Exercise can leave you feeling exuberant and full of energy. Then, a day or two later, it can leave you feeling sore and tired. Soreness is typically a good sign and just shows you’re working your muscles, forcing them to adapt and, with consistent workouts, increasing your muscle strength. Aim to balance rigorous workouts with lighter workouts or rest days to allow your sore muscles to repair.

Be aware that sometimes, soreness can signal an injury. Listen to your body and see your doctor if:

• You have sudden, sharp pain instead of the dull ache or burn of muscle soreness.
• Pain is limited to one side of your body, since soreness is typically symmetrical.
• Pain increases during light exercise.
• Pain continues for seven days or more.

–Overlake Hospital Medical Center

body | mind photoMORE THAN A SONG
Even if you’re not musical, exposing your child regularly to music is important for his or her development. Research shows that young children who are consistently engaged by music gain phonological processing, spoken language and comprehension skills that are the foundation of reading. They also build spatial-temporal and reasoning skills, along with social and emotional skills that are essential for school readiness. Plus, it’s just fun.

Take the time to sing with your child today—it’ll put a smile on both your faces. Also, check out the Kindermusik program at the Bellevue Club for even more musical fun all year round.

—Recreation Director Katie Barth

Join Overlake on Wednesday, Aug. 3, from 6-8 p.m., for a free health and wellness event just for women. Enjoy wine, appetizers and free screenings with your friends. Cholesterol screening is available to the first 50 people who pre-register. Skin cancer screening is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call the KidsQuest Children’s Museum at 425.637.8100 or visit

–Overlake Hospital Medical Center

body | mind photoDRINK UP. WATER, THAT IS.
Staying hydrated will keep you at optimum sports performance and overall health. Because water makes up 75 percent of our body weight, staying hydrated is essential to our cells and body functions. Remember to drink plenty of fluids during the hotter summer months and when you’re exercising and sweating more heavily. You’ll also get fluids from foods high in water content such as fresh fruits and vegetables so it helps to maintain a varied diet with plenty of produce. It can be difficult to know how much daily fluid intake is enough, but a quick indication that you’re adequately hydrated is when your urine is clear and diluted. Make sure to adjust your fluid intake with activities and environment. If you know you have a major sporting event coming up or you’re in especially hot weather, don’t wait for your body to signal thirst. Start hydrating the day or two before and continue to take in fluids during exercise and afterward.

—Overlake Hospital Medical Center

Overlake Hospital Medical Center

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