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body | mind photoSALT'S BITTER EFFECTS
Rather than adding salt to everything you eat, sprinkle garlic, fresh ginger, citrus, flavored vinegars and other juices over your food. You can even encourage yourself to eat more veggies by tossing them with lemon or lime zest to add a sweet factor. Increased daily consumption of salt can lead to heart disease, higher blood pressure and even stroke. Most people consume twice as much as the daily recommendation—six grams.

—Executive Chef Paul Marks

Little changes can have a big impact on calories, and all salad dressings aren't the same. Don't ruin the benefits you're getting from the veggies by pouring dressing all over them. Instead, keep the dressing on the side and dip small bites, which will help reduce your intake. A half-teaspoon of dressing versus two tablespoons can save you more than 100 calories.

— Wendy Caamano, Wellness Coordinator

To fight cancer, keep eating fish, nuts, fruits and veggies. The antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids in these foods are a powerful tool. Studies show omega-3 fatty acids found in fish and nuts maintain brain function and reduce inflammation, while foods rich in antioxidants lower the rise of heart disease, high blood pressure and various forms of cancer. If you're being treated for cancer, include a variety of healthy foods to give your body all the nutrients it needs.

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Yoga is more than a workout; it can affect your state of mind long after the class is over. Yoga can help reduce your blood pressure, reduce stress levels, heighten levels of relaxation and improve your digestion. Also, you can expect better posture, increased flexibility and strength and toned muscles. Each yoga style has its own benefits, and with the Club's many choices, you can try all of them to find your peace.

Sue Matyas, Fitness Director

body | mind photoMOTION IS LIFE
Is pain keeping you from enjoying life? Learn more about joint pain relief as well as knee and hip replacement by attending Overlake Medical Center's informative seminar, taught by one of our orthopedic surgeons, Wednesday, March 13, from 6:30-8 p.m. at Overlake Medical Center in Bellevue. Please preregister by calling 425.688.5259 or going to

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