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Do you really know how to breathe?

  • Written by By Jimmy McCurry, CSCS Progressive Performance, LLC

Every day each person takes about 20,000 breaths. That is 20,000 repetitions of muscle contraction. Count up how many crunches, squats and lunges you have done, every rep making them as perfect as possible. Now think about breathing. Is that something you ever really think about? Unless you are suffocating, or have a cold, probably not. Have you ever thought you could be performing 20,000 reps a day wrong? Well, we all do it, but there are some ways to help.
Improper or inefficient breathing patterns can cause postural dysfunctions and lack of stability in the trunk, as well as lack of mobility in the limbs. If you can keep a more stable trunk you will exhibit more range of motion in the shoulders and hips.There are muscles that are responsible for controlling breathing. The muscles that are most involved in respiration are the diaphragm, abdominals and external intercostals; we will talk about the diaphragm.

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Falcons try to ‘run like buttah’ against conference foes

  • Written by Derek Johnson

On a delightful day of blue sky and warm sunshine, the Woodinville Falcons headed to Marymoor Park to run against Issaquah and Eastlake on Oct. 8.

Woodinville Coach Sandy Laurence and her assistants spent five and half hours preparing the 5,000-meter course, and were raring to go when the starter’s pistol went off at 4:35 p.m.

When it was all said and done, the Falcons finished last in hypothetical team scoring for both the boys and girls varsity divisions. But the day featured strong individual performance from several Falcons.

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Brew, bluegrass and ‘fun’-raiser

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Clothes For Kids (CFK) is pleased to announce its Brew & Bluegrass fundraiser is back by popular demand! The event is Saturday, Oct. 18, 5 - 9 p.m. at the Northshore Senior Center (10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell), with all proceeds benefiting Clothes For Kids.

Clothes For Kids invites the public to join the fun as local breweries, bluegrass bands, and even a few wineries all get together to support Clothes For Kids. This year’s event will again feature Big E Ales, as well as other fine local craft breweries. “This is such a worthwhile cause and a fun event. We are proud to be a part of it for the third year in a row,” said Brian Ellersick of Big E Ales.

Adult tickets are $25, youth 5-20 years old are $15, and family discount packages including two adult and two youth tickets are available for $60. To purchase tickets, go to www.clothesforkids.org or contact Joy Ingram at (425) 741-6500 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

‘Purse party’ fundraiser to benefit local women in need

  • Written by Submitted by Barb Olsen

It’s that time of year again when the Duvall Civic Club asks community members to cast about in their closets for gently-used or new purses to donate to the third annual Duvall Civic Club Purse Party fundraiser. The event will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Match Coffee and Wine, 15705 Main Street in Duvall. The public is invited to attend.

Proceeds will be used to help support the emergency shelter program at LifeWire (formerly Eastside Domestic Violence), individual residents at Acres of Diamonds transitional housing in Duvall, and the Vicky Neil family of Tuxedo’s Antique Mall in Duvall, who recently lost their daughter, Cara, as well as to other Duvall Civic Club endeavors in the community.  
Donations of purses, totes, and wallets can be dropped off at Match any Tuesday through Saturday until the night of the event, when they will be sold in a silent auction.

Bidding begins at 5 p.m. and closes at 7:30 p.m. You (or someone to represent you) must be present to claim your winning bids.

For more information about donations, call (206) 462-9239. And for information about the event, see duvallcivicclub.org.

Real Estate Transitions: Why Local Expertise is Important

  • Written by SUBMITTED BY THE BLUE TEAM: mICHELLE bLUE & aSHLEY FARRINGTON, wINDERMERE REAL ESTATE

Real estate is local and while it is good to know what is going on nationally and even regionally, what really matters if you are thinking about selling your home and/or buying one, is what is going on in your city and your neighborhood and even for your home style. Local expertise is invaluable in helping you explore your options and knowing what to expect with respect to the numbers, timing and process. Here is the data your local real estate expert should be able to provide you:

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