Arbor Health | Arbor Health and Life | Spring 2020

3 Take charge of your stroke risk factors 5 Need to cut back on sodium? Here’s expert advice It’s time to FOCUS Heads up, busy women everywhere: It’s OK—even necessary—to put yourself first sometimes, especially when it comes to your health. And that’s true no matter how much you’re juggling. It’s crucial to take care of both your body and mind. So put yourself on your to-do list with steps like these: Sit less and move more. Block out time for exercise. And treat it like a must-show appointment you wouldn’t cancel. You might be more faithful if you sign up for an exercise class or you make exercise dates with a friend or partner. But remember that any exercise is better than none, and you don’t need a gym. So walk your dog, romp with your kids on the playground and see stairs as opportunities. Don’t be a stranger to your doctor. One of the best ways to stay healthy is to see your personal physician (such as an internist or a family physi- cian) regularly. That way you won’t fall behind on checkups and tests that can help you find health problems early, when they’re often easier to treat. Watch your weight. Getting to—or staying at—a healthy weight will reduce your risk for a slew of health problems, from heart disease and diabetes to certain cancers. A food diary or a tracking app can help you be more mindful of your eating habits. De-stress. Carve out time every day for something that gives you pleasure. Meet a friend for coffee, get lost in a book (at least for a little while) or stargaze at night. Recharge and enjoy. Sources: American Heart Association; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention;; National Institutes of Health; Office on Women’s Health WOMEN ON YOU IS IT TIME FOR ANOTHER MAMMOGRAM? Arbor Health, Morton Hospital offers the only 3-D digital mam- mography in Lewis County! Call 360- 496-3523 to make an appointment today. SPRING 2020 CELEBRATING A TRADITION OF EXCELLENT, PERSONALIZED CARE Inside