Healthy Eating: Delicious recipes for nutrient-rich pumpkin

Far too often relegated to Halloween doorstep décor and overused as a coffee drink marketing device (think Pumpkin Spice Latte), pumpkin and all its health benefits deserve so much more. Pumpkin calories clock in at just 49 per cup of purée, plus that serving sneaks in 3 grams of fiber, 1 gram of protein, and…

Rates of sexually transmitted diseases continue to rise in Washington

Newly released data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that the rate of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) continues to rise in Washington, and across the country. Pregnant women experience some of the worst outcomes from untreated STDs, including from congenital syphilis, which is a growing problem in Washington. From 2014 to 2018,…

Questions and answers about Alzheimer’s

Recently, mental health has been an important topic that many have been researching, for both themselves and their loved ones. With this in mind, people have been learning more about brain-related illnesses and overall brain health, especially as it relates to dementia and Alzheimer’s, and prevention steps they can take. Unfortunately, the Alzheimer’s Association reports…

Darian Coleman

Welcome to our new advertiser, Certified Personal Trainer Darian Coleman of D2I Fitness. We’ll let her tell you a bit about what she does best. Her motto is “Dare 2 Inspire Fitness.”

Hello, I’m Dare, your local Certified Personal Trainer and owner of D2I Fitness, LLC. I specialize in strength and conditioning, fat loss and pre- and postnatal exercise. My athletic background is in powerlifting, basketball and postnatal exercise. Inspiring the world through fitness is my goal, but I’ve started within our community. I believe that we all deserve a healthy and fit lifestyle. I’ve learned through my own fitness journey that hard work, dedication and consistency gives proven results. Over four years ago I lost 70 lbs. with healthy food choices and strength training. All fitness journeys won’t be the same or easy.

At D2I Fitness I customize all personal training sessions, online workout programs and nutrition programs to meet your individual needs. Training and eating for your body type is fundamental with D2I. I want all my clients and athletes to be successful and get the support they need. I’m here to teach and guide my clients safely and effectively to their fitness goals. With D2I Fitness you won’t have to take that journey alone.

Take a look below at some of the results-based work with her clients. Give her a call to explore your personal journey to fitness: 425-879-7010

Community Life Center to host mental health community outreach event Oct. 13

The Community Life Center will host a community outreach event Sunday, Oct. 13 on issues surrounding mental health. The event will run from 10 a.m.-noon. Representatives from industry professional organizations will answer questions and provide help in making resources available to people struggling with anxiety, depression, addition or thoughts of suicide. Participants include: Lahai Health…

Fitness Corner: Exercising while traveling

My late husband, Coach Dan Potts, was the most dedicated exerciser I have ever met, even on vacation. I have vivid memories of him on the floor of vacation rentals and hotel rooms, completing multiple repetitions of crunches, push-ups and bodyweight squats, nearly every morning we traveled together. And then we’d head out on a…

Latest opioid overdose survey tracks incidents in Snohomish County

During one week in July, 27 people in Snohomish County overdosed because of opioids, according to the data released Monday by the Snohomish Health District. Two of those overdoses were located in Edmonds, two were in Mountlake Terrace and one was in Lynnwood. Two overdoses — both were fatal, That information comes from the third…

Healthy Eating: Celebrate bounty of garden with a hearty couscous salad

This has been a cool summer in my garden — especially temperature-wise. Usually we get enough heat that by mid-July my supply of greens and lettuces has started to bolt. But this year, due to the cool temperatures in Juneary, Julyary and Augustary (creative combination of January with June, July and August!), I have been…

Fitness Corner: How to get motivated

Motivation can be elusive even for the most disciplined and driven of us. It ebbs and flows through different phases of our lives . . . as our goals change . . . as we change. As a coach and trainer, motivating my clients is one of the most important aspects of my role in…

Swedish Edmonds nurse to speak at Seattle health care town hall

Edmonds resident and award-winning Swedish Edmonds nurse Stefan Torres will be a panelist at the Future of Nursing 2030 Seattle Town Hall, set for Wednesday, Aug. 7 at the University of Washington’s Kane Hall. “Our city’s theme is ‘High Tech to High Touch,’ so I’ll be discussing and proposing recommendations to the committee based on…

Healthy Eating: Carrot top pesto packs a nutritional punch

It’s been “officially” summer for about one month. The summer market has been brimming with local produce for weeks, and my backyard garden has been producing strawberries, raspberries, green beans, herbs, lettuces and lots of delicious carrots. For years I have tried to figure out what to do with the parts of produce that normally…

Premera submits proposal to renovate Mountlake Terrace campus

Premera Blue Cross has submitted a proposal to renovate its headquarters in Mountlake Terrace, the City of Mountlake Terrace said. The Premera campus is located between 216th and 220th Streets Southwest and the Interurban trail and 68th Avenue West. According to the city, Premera is proposing to replace Building 1 with a facility that provides…

Welcome to new advertiser, Monarch Regenerative Medicine

We welcome Dr. Amber Content to MLTnews and to Mountlake Terrace, where she has opened Monarch Regenerative Medicine. Content is a licensed naturopathic physician who specializes in anti-aging and regenerative medicine. Her focus is on weight loss, aging, aesthetics and natural pain relief. The clinic is located at 23009 56th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace, Ste….

South County Walks continue this week

Are you looking for a way to get more active this summer and meet new people? Join the Verdant Health Commission for free community walks, scheduled four times a week through the end of September, excluding holidays. Participate one time, eight times, or all 55 times. Walks will typically be two to three miles and…

Premera to pay $10 million nationwide in data breach case

Mountlake Terrace-based Premera Blue Cross, the largest health insurance company in the Pacific Northwest, will pay $10 million nationwide for failing to secure sensitive consumer data and for misleading consumers before and after a data breach affecting millions across the U.S., the Washington State Office of the Attorney General said in an announcement. State Attorney…

MLT Recreation Pavilion Pool wins Golden Teddy Award

The City of Mountlake Terrace’s Recreation Pavilion Pool has won the 2019 ParentMap Golden Teddy Award for Splash-Worthy Pool or Water Park in the “Out & About” category. According to ParentMap magazine, parents know the best places to play, learn, shop and dine around Puget Sound. Every year ParentMap asks its readers to vote on their family…

Reminder: Get outside and move at free South County Walks through Sept. 30

Are you looking for a way to get more active this summer and meet new people? Join the Verdant Health Commission for free community walks, scheduled four times a week through the end of September, excluding holidays. Participate one time, eight times, or all 55 times. Walks will typically be two to three miles and…

MLT pool closed June 17-21 for maintenance; Recreation Pavilion open

The Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion pool, pool deck, spa, sauna, locker rooms and indoor playground will be closed Monday, June 17 through Friday, June 21 for maintenance and cleaning. The office will be open on a modified schedule during this time. The pool will reopen Saturday, June 22. The Recreation Pavilion is open for business…

Move 60! Summer Program set for July 1-Aug. 22

The Edmonds School District’s Move 60! Summer Program provides free, fun exercise and activities throughout the summer for district students — plus a free lunch. The program includes games, parachute, fitness stations, racket sports, basketball, 4 square and other activities. When: July 1-August 22. Monday-Thursdays. Move 60! 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Free lunch will be served…

Families get moving at annual Health and Fitness Expo

It was a beautiful Saturday morning to be outside and active, as hundreds of kids, parents, health-related business owners and others gathered at Edmonds School District stadium for the annual Health and Fitness Expo organized by Edmonds Parks and Recreation, Move 60!, the Edmonds School District and Verdant Health Commission. Organized activities focused on track and…

Reminder: Health & Fitness Expo at Edmonds District Stadium May 18

The Edmonds School District and Edmonds Parks and Recreation are sponsoring the annual Health & Fitness Expo Saturday, May 18 at Edmonds District Stadium, 7600 212th St. S.W. Free activities include exhibitor booths, a Move 60! Family Fun Run, a family fitness stage, bicycles, gardening, basketball and an obstacle course. The event runs from 9 a.m.-noon….