Verdant Community Wellness Center celebrates grand reopening

The Verdant Health Commission hosted a grand reopening of the Verdant Community Wellness Center in Lynnwood on Friday. Closed since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the wellness center is now open for public use. From wellness booths to mascots handing out balloons, the reopening contained something for the whole family. The Verdant team…

Snohomish Health District releases new community health assessment for county

New data released by the Snohomish Health District confirms that suicide, opioid misuse and youth mental health are among the top health issues in Snohomish County. But the county’s rates of homicide, cigarette smoking, melanoma deaths, lung cancer deaths, youth driving impaired, deaths due to motor vehicle crashes, and children living under the federal poverty…

Fitness Corner: Get back into the working-out game

After an unexpectedly intense workout this morning, I found myself crying. This is not unusual for a lot of people who work out hard; sometimes, after pushing your mind and body, it’s easy to find yourself overwhelmed with emotion. Just about all of my clients get emotional at some point during our work together. This…

City of Mountlake Terrace earns WellCity Award

The City of Mountlake Terrace has received the WellCity Award from the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) in honor of its dedication to promoting employee health. In addition to the added benefits of a healthier workplace, the city will receive a 2 percent discount on medical premiums in 2019. The lower premiums translate into a…

Fitness corner: How one minute of daily breathing changed my life

Editor’s note: We are pleased to welcome back Fitness Corner writer Pritam Potts. Personal Transformation Series Part 1 of 4 One year ago, on the fourth anniversary of my late husband’s death, I huddled in bed to stay warm, utterly alone, defeated and hopeless. It was 20 degrees outside and the furnace was broken, my…