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body | mind photoDON'T LET FALLS GET YOU DOWN
Have you cut down on a favorite activity or turned down a chance to go out with friends or family because you were worried you may fall? Overlake Medical Center offers "A Matter of Balance," a class focusing on addressing fears around falling. Instructors provide preventive recommendations, teach daily exercises and offer one session to work directly with a physical therapist to learn techniques for rising successfully in the event of a fall.
For more information, or to register for this free class, please call 425-688-5259 or go to www.overlakehospital.org/classes.

—Overlake Hospital Medical Center

HARD WORK, NO PAIN
Although muscle fatigue and heavy breathing are good signs that you're pushing your body, there are some warning signs that can indicate you're working too hard. If you experience excessive muscle soreness, problems breathing, nausea, blurry vision, dizziness or irregular heartbeat, stop your workout. You're pushing your body past its limits. Remember, you may groan during your last set, but it should be because of exhaustion, not because of extreme pain.

— Sue Matyas, Fitness Director

body | mind photoREDUCE STRESS AND BE HAPPIER
Vegetarians have better moods, and significantly less-negative emotions than people who eat meat, according to a study published in 2010. But vegetarians also tend to have a healthier lifestyle in general. A study published this month showed that restricting meat, fish and poultry also improved mood in omnivores, after just two weeks! So, for a cheap way to get happier, try a new way of eating.

Registered Dietitian Laurelee Misseghers

DISGUISE THE VEGETABLES
If you need more vegetables in your diet (and most people do) add them to your favorite meals. Making spaghetti? Throw some broccoli or green beans into the sauce, or skip the noodles altogether and let the greens be enough. You can chop up peppers or zucchini and add those to your favorite casseroles, too. Eating the right foods can take some creativity, especially if you have kids, but you can still depend on staples if you remember the healthy stuff.

Paul Marks, Executive Chef

body | mind photoFOOD AN MEAL TIPS FOR PEOPLE ON THE GO
• Have a well-stocked, organized pantry.
• Prepare meals and ingredients over the weekend. It's much easier to pack lunches during the week if you have ingredients on hand.
• Wash, cut and fill bags/containers with fruits and vegetables for the entire week when you bring them home from the store or farmers market. If it's there, it's easy to grab for meal ingredients, lunches and snacks.

Overlake Hospital Medical Center

Overlake Hospital Medical Center


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