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body | mind photoGET YOUR FIVE A DAY
A daily diet in fruits and vegetables and low in fat and cholesterol, combined with daily exercise, can fight obesity and other chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease.

Fruits and vegetables provide essential vitamins and minerals, fiber and other substances important for good health. Most fruits and vegetables are naturally low in fat and calories. Additionally, they are high in fiber, which is filling.

It's important to eat from all color groups (red, yellow/orange, white, green and blue/purple) to get the full health-promoting benefits of fruits and vegetables.

— Overlake Hospital Medical Center

Beginning in their 20s, women should be aware of how their breasts normally look and feel and report any new breast changes to a health professional as soon as they are found. The following are recommended:

Ages 20-39:
• Clinical breast exam by a health-care professional every three years.

Ages 40 and older:
• Yearly mammogram.
• Yearly clinical breast exam.

Women at high risk should talk with a doctor about starting mammograms at a younger age and using breast MRIs to screen for breast cancer along with mammograms and a clinical breast exam.

—Overlake Hospital Medical Center

body | mind photoRECHARGE WITH PLAY
With the weather getting warmer, it's a perfect time to start playing outside with the family, whether it's taking a walk or playing hopscotch. Being excited about the fun summer just around the bend makes it difficult for kids to focus during the school day. Spending time outside together is a great way to release extra energy and anxiousness to get them back on track. The Club offers numerous outdoor day camps. And for days that aren't so sunny, Recreation at the Club offers a slew of camps to keep your kids engaged and moving.

—Katie Barth, Recreation Director

Studies have shown that there are different benefits depending on what time of day you workout. For the morning go-getter, expect to burn fat more efficiently than any other time of the day. Just 20 minutes of cardio before breakfast will do the trick. The late afternoon/evening sweater gets optimal strength training. Your body temperature is at its highest during this time of day, so it's the peak zone to build muscle strength.

–—Sue Maytas, Fitness Director

body | mind photoSTROKE IS AN EMERGENCY
Few people in the United States know the warning signs of stroke. Stroke can happen to anyone at any time, regardless of race, sex or age. Use the FAST test to remember warning signs of stroke.

Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?

Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?

Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence. Does the speech sound slurred or strange?

If you observe any of these signs (independently or together), call 911 immediately.

—Overlake Hospital Medical Center

Overlake Hospital Medical Center

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