MHLbannersmallWelcome to your September My Healthy Lifestyle newsletter, the online voice of My Healthy Lifestyle, a program designed to bring good information on health and wellness to all Riverside team members.

The month of September includes National Healthy Aging Month and National Cholesterol Awareness Month and we've included some thoughts on both. You'll also find out about some foods that can help you get to sleep which folds in nicely with our article on the interesting relationship between sleep and weight management. And read on to see the first part of a two-part look at why balance – as in, that tightrope walker has good balance – is so important now and as we grow older. All this plus some reminders on upcoming events and an employee tip that can help you weather the fall allergy season. It's all here in your September issue, celebrating this pivotal month that starts out in summer and ends up in fall.

Our hope as you receive your My Healthy Lifestyle newsletter each month is that you will not only read it but respond to it. To offer comments and ideas for future issues, please contact Daniel Ballin at And you can also follow Daniel on Twitter @danob71 for more health-related information.