Kettering Health | Strive | Spring 2023

Spring 2023 STRIVE is published three times a year by Kettering Health, 3535 Southern Blvd., Kettering, OH 45429, to improve the health literacy of the community and connect readers to health information and services. Interim CEO Michael Mewhirter Vice President of Marketing and Communications Jimmy Phillips Executive Editor Catherine Morris Managing Editor Carrie Bebris Art Direction Kelly Long Photography AGI Studios, John Rossi, Lee Ann Yahle, and Kettering Health staff Writing Carrie Bebris, Addison Griffin, Erin Laviola, Katlyn Stechschulte, and Kettering Health staff /KetteringHealth @KetteringHealth /KetteringHealth Connect with us Information in STRIVE comes from a wide range of medical experts. Models may be used in photos and illustrations. If you have any concerns or questions about specific content that might affect your health, please contact your healthcare provider. 2023 © Kettering Health and Coffey Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. 9 6 10 HEALTHY LIVING Visit or scan the QR code to explore fun, informative fitness and health classes and more. 4 Fact or Fiction: Is prolonged sitting as harmful as smoking? 5 Embarrassed to Ask: Help for heavy periods 6 K ettering College offers refuge to 50 students displaced by the war in Ukraine 9 Swap Out: Craving comfort foods? Consider these healthier options 10 Uncovering a “silent killer”: Hypertension explained 12 Maintain your balance as you age 14 Get to the bottom of sleepless nights with a sleep study 15 At Our Best for the community 2