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body | mind photoJUST TRY
Attempting new things can have a positive impact on your mental health and overall happiness. Discovering something new about yourself—maybe even a talent—can boost confidence. Also, learning a new skill stretches and builds your intellect, with challenges as important to your mind as a workout is to your body. There is never a short supply of events and activities happening around the Club for you to dabble in.

—Kaarin Keil, Membership Director

s 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. It's on Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Issaquah at the Highmark Medical Center at 1740 N.W. Maple Street, Suite 201. Please preregister by calling 425-688-5259 or going to

— Overlake Hospital Medical Center

body | mind photoSTART SOMEWHERE
This is the time when most people promise to jump back into fitness. But if you've been away for a while, it's important not to hurt your body with a new routine. For those who have flexibility and joint mobility issues, yoga and Pilates are two great places to start—both are gentle on the body and provide jumping off points for easing you into more rigorous activities. These activities will ease back pain, create balance, strengthen muscles and so much more. Just start somewhere!

Sue Matyas, Fitness Director

Researchers at the University of Cambridge say drinking a glass of wine a day may boost women's odds of surviving breast cancer. They found women who drank three-and-a-half small glasses of wine each week were 10 percent more likely to survive breast cancer than those who abstained. Women who drank seven glasses a week increased their survival rate by 20 percent compared with women who did not drink. Experts say the results only hold true for women who have already been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Overlake Hospital Medical Center

body | mind photoMENTAL EATING
Nutrition can play an important role in mental health. People who are depressed may not be eating enough folate or omega-3 fats. Folate is found in leafy greens, and omega-3s can be found in ground flax, flaxseed oil and English walnuts. Also known to help improve your mood: tryptophan and vitamin B12—common in tofu and almonds (tryptophan) and soy milk and eggs (B12). 

Sue Matyas, Fitness Director

Overlake Hospital Medical Center

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