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body | mind photoEAT BREAKFAST TO LOSE WEIGHT
In order to lose weight, cutting calories is a must. But one common mistake is people cutting too many calories. When you dip below 1,200 calories a day, your body can go into panic mode—storing those calories in the fat cells. One of the easiest ways to kick off this bad behavior is by skipping breakfast. This first meal is essential to getting your metabolism moving. Aim for a 350- to 500-calorie breakfast with 10 to 15 grams of protein and fiber. Starting your day by eating a healthy meal is the first step to losing unwanted pounds. .

— Wendy Camaano, Club Dietitian

NEW HEALTHY LIVING GUIDELINES FOR CANCER SURVIVORS
Evidence shows achieving and maintaining a healthy weight, getting enough physical activity and eating a healthy diet can reduce the chance of recurrence and increase the likelihood of disease-free survival after a cancer diagnosis.

Extra weight is linked to increased risk of cancer returning.

The American Cancer Society encourages survivors to aim to exercise for at least two and a half hours per week, and to include strength-training exercises.

Studies suggest the best protection comes from a diet that is high in fruits, vegetables and whole grains, and includes fish and poultry.

—Overlake Hospital Medical Center

body | mind photoPREVENTING DEHYDRATION IN SENIORS
Symptoms for mild to moderate dehydration:

• Dry, sticky mouth.
• Sleepiness or tiredness.
• Thirst.
• Decreased urine output.
• Few or no tears.
• Dry skin.
• Headache.
• Constipation.
• Dizziness or lightheadedness.

When to see a doctor:

You can usually treat mild to moderate dehydration by drinking more fluids, such as water or a sports drink. But if you develop severe signs and symptoms such as extreme thirst, a lack of urination, shriveled skin, dizziness and confusion—get immediate medical care.

—Overlake Hospital Medical Center

BODYWORK
A massage is about more than relaxation and "feeling good." It's actually a powerful ally in your health and wellness regime. Massages alleviate pain by stretching weak and/or tight muscles, essential when trying to recover from strenuous workouts. Joints become more flexible, and the movements help increase circulation, pumping oxygen into the major organs. Massages have been shown to ease arthritis pain, relieve migraines and enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow. The Spa has a variety of massage options available, depending on your primary needs.

–—Brenda Hardy, Spa Massage Therapist

Overlake Hospital Medical Center


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