Washington guard Burt quits basketball for health reasons

first_img“Coming into my return, I knew that anything (that) happened during the course of my career that involved my heart, I would put my shoes to rest,” Burt said. “We did not expect what happened on Thursday night to happen, but it did and it is no longer safe for me to play competitive Division I basketball.” Speaking publicly for the first time since the incident, Burt said she initially thought she had been hit in the chest, but then realized her defibrillator had gone off. “Many thought that the device may have malfunctioned, but it indeed fired appropriately,” she said. She played 15 games, all as a reserve, this season and averaged 6.9 points. She played 29 games as a junior, including 16 starts, averaging 9.6 points. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SEATTLE – Washington guard Kayla Burt ended her college basketball career Monday, four days after her internal heart defibrillator went off during a game. The 23-year-old senior had the defibrillator implanted in her chest after her heart stopped on New Year’s Eve 2002. She was in her off-campus apartment then for a holiday gathering and teammates came to her rescue, performing CPR until paramedics arrived and took her to the hospital. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita“We still don’t know why it happened,” she said about Burt’s defibrillator going off Thursday night during a home game against UCLA. Burt said she didn’t want to take any more risks after the defibrillator went off during a time out in the first half of last week’s game, and then a second time while she was waiting to be taken to the hospital. She went to the University of Washington Medical Center, was held for observation and tests and released the next day. After her cardiac arrest, she missed the remainder of the 2002-03 season and redshirted in 2003-04. Doctors and Burt then decided it was safe for her to play basketball again. The defibrillator was implanted to shock her heart back to normal rhythm should another abnormality occur. center_img “The decision is a mutual agreement between myself, my family, the doctors and the University of Washington,” Burt said at a news conference with coach June Daugherty and the Huskies team doctor, Dr. Kim Harmon. Harmon agreed with Burt’s decision. last_img read more

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Join the post summer slim down!

first_imgAs the summer season is coming to an end and it’s almost time to see the kids off to school again, many of us are thinking of slimming down following our summer holidays. Most of us don’t know where to turn to to get the results we want, is it diet, exercise or both? Should I join a group, join an online plan, go to fitness classes, sign up for bootcamp?With so many different options out there its so easy to get confused and often people try to combine a mix of this, that and the other which can sometimes lead to no results and just a feeling of failure. I have been there done that and wore the t-shirt, then I found Slimming World. Last month we spoke about how quick fixes are slowly fading out and as they do the question now is what long term option will work best for me??I often get calls and messages asking about how Slimming World works so for anyone wondering and considering slimming down here is a quick overview of what we do and how it all comes together.Slimming World’s approach is based on a deep understanding of the psychology of slimmer’s, believing the burden carried by overweight people is two-fold: excess weight as well as guilt, self-criticism and poor self-esteem. Our aim is to help people shed the misery of excess weight, supporting members to lead happier, more fulfilling and healthier lives.Through an understanding and compassionate approach Slimming World help members to develop motivation, confidence and mutual support in order to make healthy and highly effective lifestyle changes for life.Members lose weight through a multi-component approach of:• healthy eating habits formed through a Food Optimising eating plan (my favourite part, no food is banned so as well as family dinners I can still enjoy my treats)• regular moderate exercise developed through a Body Magic programme ( don’t worry if like me the furthest you walk is to the car, if you want to become more active its all about small steps when you are ready and able and always with you in control)• motivating group support to encourage long-term behaviour change through a unique approach called IMAGE Therapy ( this is the part that brings the best result, getting that help, support, ideas and inspiration from other members. Sharing how we get the amazing weight losses that we joined for in the first place)Here’s the important parts we all want to know but don’t want to ask:Do we discuss your weight in group?No, our members’ weight remains confidential at all times: weight changes are discussed, but a member’s actual weight is not disclosed. Will you tell me what I need to weigh?No, our members choose their own personal and individual target weight, called a Personal Achievement Target (PAT) and they can alter it at any time along the way. We can offer membership to anyone who has 7 lb or more to lose, ensuring at all times that their weight does not fall into the unhealthy range.Are there men in group?Yes, most of our sessions have a mixture of men and women. Our groups cater for all the family with a big emphasis on eating food everyone can enjoy, real food like meat, spuds and veg, nothing is banned so there is no need for hunger.What age can members join at? We offer membership to anyone over 11 years. Young adults from the ages of 11 to 15 can attend for free with a parent/guardian member. With our young adults they have a wonderful free to go healthy eating booklet they receive and concentrate on making healthy swaps and choices.How long does group last?Each group lasts up to 1 & 1/2 hours. During the first half hour the consultant explains how food optimising works to any new members while existing members pay, weigh & grab a cuppa. After this group lasts around 45 min’s to 1 hour with members sharing ideas, recipes, hints, tips and celebrating awards. After group all new members are weighed by the consultant.I have food a food allergy, can I still lose weight?(Ceoliac / IBS and many more)Yes, you certainly can. As with all members we would never advise against doctors orders. If there are certain foods that don’t agree with you, or trigger a flare up of your condition then avoid them, simple as that. Our food optimising plan is so wide and varied that even for people on restrictive diets due to health conditions will find plenty to eat. We tend to concentrate on what you can have rather that what you can’t, and your consultant can help you with this.What happens once I reach my target weight? Once you achieved it, you become a lifetime member and can attend group free of charge (as long as they stay within 3 lbs of their target weight). Around 10% of our members attend group for free to maintain their target weight.What if I don’t lose weight?At Slimming World we are so confident in the effectiveness of our weight loss programme that they offer a money back guarantee.So there you have it, a quick overview of how our groups run and some frequently asked questions. The question now is to join or not to join?? As a member first my advice is give it a go, you really have nothing to lose only the weight.Anne Marie xCheck out our facebook page for details of your nearest group and you will also get some wonderful recipe ideas there (search for the hunters chicken, it’s fab)https://www.facebook.com/slimmingworldindonegal/Join the post summer slim down! was last modified: August 22nd, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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