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body | mind photoTARGET ON YOUR BACK
When beginning a strength training routine, focus on the larger muscle groups first—chest, back and thighs—because they require the greatest amount of effort. This will vary depending on your overall goal. For example, if you want to strengthen your back and abs, work on your core first. Devote the beginning of the exercise to the area you most want to improve.

—Sue Matyas, Fitness Director

Is joint pain keeping you from enjoying life? Join us for our complimentary seminar to learn more about joint pain relief and for an in-depth discussion on hip and knee replacement.

When: Wednesday, June 5, 6:30-8 p.m. at Overlake Medical Center
Speaker: Jonah Hulst, Orthopedic Surgeon
Registration required: Call 425-688-5259 or visit

— Overlake Hospital Medical Center

body | mind photoMEN'S HEALTH MONTH
Recommended Screening Guidelines
Blood Pressure
Age 20+, should be checked at every doctor's visit or every two years.
Age 20+, screen every five years if no history of risk factors. After age 45, screen annually.
At 50, screen every 10 years.
Glucose/Blood Sugar
Age 45+, every three years unless overweight or have family risk.
Annually beginning at 70 unless risk factors exist.
At 50, men should talk to a doctor about pros and cons of testing, so they can decide if testing is the right choice.

— Overlake Hospital Medical Center

Sibling rivalry can sometimes be a light-hearted competition, but it can also be more serious. To help your kids sidestep each other's shadows, make sure to avoid comparing accomplishments. It's best to treat children individually, with their unique strengths and weaknesses. Also, encourage a healthy relationship between siblings by asking them what they admire about each other, and allow each to have time alone with his/her friends and toys. We all need space sometimes.

Katie Barth, Recreation Director

body | mind photoEMPTY CALORIES
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the average American adult who drinks on a regular basis adds 100 calories to his/her daily caloric intake. Some 20 percent of adults drink more than 300 extra calories a day from alcohol. If you've been struggling to lose weight, monitor your alcohol consumption, and cut down to one or two drinks a week. Cutting 250 calories a day can result in a half-pound weight loss each week; however, the opposite is also true.

Wendy Caamano, Wellness Coordinator

Overlake Hospital Medical Center

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