Is weight training safe for my kids?

  • Written by JIMMY MCCURRY, CSCS Progressive performance

There are three phrases I hear time and time again about youth training: “Is is safe for my kids to be lifting weights?” “Doesn’t that stunt their growth?” “Will my children even benefit from strength training if they have not gone through puberty?” I can assure every parent not to worry about any of these factors; your children will be safe lifting weights.
Injury risk to children participating in weight training was no higher than the risk posed from participating in other sports. In fact, studies have concluded that participating in resistance training or weight lifting posed less risk than other sports. The use of plyometrics (jumping, explosive movement) and weight training in youth actually decreases the injury risk to athletes on the field of play. These observations are predicated on the notion that qualified supervision and appropriate programming of strength training is implemented. A qualified strength coach will hold a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology or exercise science and be a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS).

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Alternative and Traditional Chinese Medicine: A Basic Primer

  • Written by SUBMITTED by MELANIE KRUEGER, omd, eamp,, LMP and LILITY deVEIGH, OMD, L.Ac., LMP, Shidoshiho

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is the oldest, continually practiced, literate, secular medicine in practice today. It provides therapy for every aspect of healthcare from pre-natal through geriatric care, with specialties in every department in the hospitals of China, where Western and TCM doctors work in an integrated system.

History shows us that TCM grew out of massage and pressure techniques that became acupressure and finally the tui-na therapeutic massage and adjustment system. In the Stone Age, sharpened stones were used to press on the body, and when needles were made, they were used on what have become acupuncture points.

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Tips for staying healthy in the heat

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

High temperatures combined with high humidity create the climate for heat stroke and heat exhaustion in people and animals.

Elders, babies, overweight and chronically ill people are especially vulnerable to heat illness.
Snohomish Health District urges you watch yourself and others for symptoms of heat-related illness, and beat the heat safely with these tips:

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Harvest share pilot program launching for SNAP users

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

The 21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living is launching a small pilot project to offer a harvest share to low income families using SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program).

A harvest share is a weekly box of fresh, certified organic produce from the farm each week during the month of August and through Sept. 10.

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Are You a Baby Boomer? Don’t Let Retirement Plans Go Bust

  • Written by Submitted by Tyson Farmer, Edward Jones

If you’re a baby boomer, you’re at the point in life where, if you haven’t actually entered retirement, you’re at least approaching the outskirts. But if you’re like many of your fellow boomers, you may be experiencing more than a little trepidation over your financial prospects as a retiree. That’s why it’s so important for you to determine what steps to take to help improve your chances of enjoying a comfortable retirement.

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