MORE TREAT, LESS TRICK
Trick-or-treating is oftentimes the best part of Halloween for kids, but it can be a bit nerve-racking for parents because of safety concerns. Easy things to implement to make strolling through the neighborhood safer include: reflective tape on bags or costumes so cars can see you, carrying a flashlight, wearing well-fitted masks and costumes to avoid tripping, eating only factory-wrapped treats and above all, not letting your kids go trick or treating alone, even if they are "old enough." Happy candy hunting, everyone!
— Katie Anderson Barth, Recreation Director
Too much Halloween candy? It can be uncomfortable, and even disheartening, the day after eating too much food. Try a three-step approach to get yourself back on track.
• Don't beat yourself up. Rather than wallowing in guilt, accept that what's done is done, and start a new day with better choices.
• Start this new day with a healthy breakfast, to kick off a day of keeping your hunger under control.
• Make an exercise pact with yourself, taking it just one day at a time. Once the deal is made, surround yourself with encouragement: I can do this!
—Sally Reed, Athletic Director
FREE EVENT: MOTION IS LIFE
Is pain keeping you from enjoying life? If so, attend Overlake Medical Center's informative seminar, taught by one of our orthopedic surgeons. Learn more about joint pain relief as well as knee and hip replacement. Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., in the PACCAR Education Center on campus. Please preregister by calling 425-688-5259 or going to overlakehospital.org/classes.
—Overlake Hospital Medical Center
The choices you make about diet, exercise and other habits can affect your overall health and your risk for developing cancer and other serious diseases. Keep the following in mind as you age:
• Stay away from tobacco.
• Maintain a healthy weight.
• Get at least 2.5 hours of moderately intense activity each week.
• Eat at least 2.5 cups of fruits and veggies per day.
• Choose whole-grain products.
• Limit how much alcohol you drink.
• Men: Two drinks per day.
• Women: One drink per day.
EARLY BREAST CANCER DETECTION
Early detection is the key to successful treatment of breast cancer. Women older than 20 should perform a breast self-exam every month. If you are older than 40, you should have a mammogram every year. The Breast Health Center at Overlake offers mammography on site to promote the early detection of breast cancer. To schedule an appointment, call 425-688-5700.