Regal Cinemas Issaquah Highlands Offers Reserved Seating in all Auditoriums

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Reserved Seating Regal Movies Grand Ridge Plaza Issaquah What if you could sit in your favorite seat every time you saw a new movie? At Regal Cinemas Issaquah Highlands, the best seat in the house is waiting for you.

Reserved seating is now available in all 12 auditoriums at Regal Cinemas Issaquah Highlands, making it possible to guarantee the perfect seat for any movie before arriving at the theatre. Previously, reserved seated was only available for IMAX and RPX auditoriums.

Reserved seating is also available well in advance for pre-sales and special fan events. For example, moviegoers can secure preferred seats weeks before opening night fan events for major releases such as The Black Panther and Fifty Shades Freed. That’s right—gone are the days of arriving hours before showtime to enjoy a great seat.

There are four easy ways to reserve seats:

  1. Online at regalmovies.com
  2. On the Regal Movies App
  3. At self-serve kiosks in the lobby
  4. In-person at the Box Office

Movie buffs will also want to sign up for the Regal Crown Club, a customer rewards program offering free movie passes, concessions and swag, plus discounts and invitations to special fan events. It’s free to join and points never expire.

Enjoy the show!

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Getting Healthy in the New Year

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Issaquah Highlands Restaurants Chinoise AsianNew Year’s resolutions are often so difficult to achieve that you fail before you start. Juggling work, family, volunteering, home management – and a daily mother lode of errands – can be overwhelming, even before adding a new resolution. But fulfilling a resolution to get healthy doesn’t have to involve major change. To get closer to goals in 2018, tap into these convenient options at Grand Ridge Plaza:

Eat more greens (make it easy with takeout)

Resolving to eat your veggies is a worthy goal, but a diet of leafy greens can become very dull quickly. Rather than slogging through another bagged salad, order a customized takeout salad from one of our many restaurants.

Try a new exercise class9Round Fitness Issaquah Highlands Grand Ridge Plaza

Trying a new workout may seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Grand Ridge Plaza is currently home to two fitness studios – barre3 and 9Round – with a third, Orangetheory Fitness, opening in the spring.

  • 9Round’s 30-minute circuit training combines boxing and kickboxing. It’s a full-body workout that’s effective and fun. Trainers teach you how to wrap your hands and wear boxing gloves, and offer expert advice at each station of the nine-station circuit. The first class is free, but you’re required to purchase your own gloves and wraps (yours to keep).
  • barre3’s one-hour classes combine ballet, yoga and Pilades. barre3 is known for building lean muscles and a strong core, and for long-term postural benefits. The studio offers 40 classes perbarre3 Issaquah Highlands Grand Ridge Plaza week, and newcomers are welcome at every class. Ask about the new student special: three classes for $40.

Get your check-ups in early

Don’t leave routine medical exams to the last minute and miss out on your benefits in 2018. Book appointments now to get ahead of the curve.

  • For healthcare, NaturoMedica is home to seven licensed naturopathic doctors. The practice is a premier center of integrative medicine, offering naturopathic healthcare, acupuncture, I.V. therapy and other complementary services. Doctors at NaturoMedica, who treat adults and children, can provide primary care or work alongside an established physician to address specific health concerns.
  • For eye care, Optica Vision Care is home to two optometrists who examine eyes for bothIssaquah Optometrist Optica Glasses vision and health problems, and offer important screenings. They also prescribe eyeglasses and contact lenses. Optica offers more than 1,000 styles of designer frames for adults, teens and children, making finding the perfect pair a cinch.
  • For dental care, Issaquah Highlands Dental Group is home to two general dentists, plus an oral surgeon, periodontist and endodontist. The practice offers morning and evening appointments to make scheduling easier. Ask about new patient specials to save on treatments.

Here’s to a healthy and happy 2018!

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Ask the NaturoMedica Doctor: Improving Immunity

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NaturoMedica Issaquah Naturopath Grand Ridge PlazaAsk the Doctor is a monthly Q&A series written by the naturopathic doctors of the NaturoMedica Grand Ridge Plaza clinic.

Dear NaturoMedica Doctor,

Last year it seemed like one of us was sick at one time or another for the entire winter! Can you suggest some foods I might start including in our diet to help keep us healthy this year?

Thank you,
Miriam B.

Dear Miriam,

I can relate. Some years seem to be worse than others for illnesses in families, and it sounds like your family’s health was greatly affected last year. Eating organic, nutrient-rich foods that are low in sugar, in addition to hand washing and adequate rest, are great ways to keep you healthy all year long. Below are my tips for super charged foods you can add to your diet, plus a recipe for Super Immune Morning Oatmeal. I hope that your family will love these foods.

  • Pumpkin seeds: In addition to being a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, protein and fiber, pumpkin seeds are loaded with immune-boosting zinc. Some kids snack on pumpkin seeds that are toasted and tossed with sea salt. If your little one isn’t a fan of toasted seeds, you might have to get creative by mixing them into muffin mix or pulverizing them in the blender and adding to oatmeal.
  • Kefir: A cultured drinkable yogurt, it’s rich in healthy micro-organisms that keep your gastrointestinal system happy. The current estimate is that 70% of our immune health comes from the gut by defending the body against pathogens and producing antibodies. Eating cultured foods regularly is an important way to keep the good bugs plentiful.NaturoMedica naturopath issaquah seattle
  • Berries: Berries are rich in vitamin C and anthocyanins, which give plants their rich pigment (the blue in blueberries, the green in green tea, and the red in apples). Anthocyanins are incredibly powerful phytochemicals that promote calm and reduce oxidative stress on the body. In addition to fresh organic whole berries, I recommend a concentrated berry syrup, such as the fruit anthocyanin syrup available at NaturoMedica that can be added to smoothies, pancakes, and oatmeal.
  • Garlic: A wonder of nature, garlic is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal AND anti-viral. At NaturoMedica, we use garlic ear oil for mild ear infections, which in most cases allows us to avoid antibiotics. To support the body, I prefer to add garlic to foods rather than giving garlic pills, as garlic begins to lose potency once it is chopped. Try adding extra garlic to soups, mashed potatoes and pasta sauce, or make homemade garlic butter to slather on your favorite bread.
  • Bone broth: It’s a little bit of a trick, because bone broth is not one food, but a broth that is made using vegetables and animal bones. Bone broth is rich in collagen, plus minerals like potassium, and amino acids that have been shown to boost the immune system and reduce inflammation. Bone broth has been used for centuries to aid the common cold and help people recover their strength after illness. My favorite recipe for bone broth is made in the Instant Pot. One version can be found on nomnompaleo.com. I have gotten in the habit of using bone broth as the base for soup and when cooking beans, and in rice dishes like risotto.

I hope these immune super foods help to keep you and your family healthy all winter long!Naturopath Dr. Lisa Wada NaturoMedica Issaquah
In Health,
Dr. Lisa Wada

Dr. Wada’s Super Immune Morning Oatmeal

This simple yet powerful hot morning cereal is bursting with nutrients to keep the immune system strong.

Nuts and seeds sprinkle:

  • ½ cup sliced raw almonds
  • ½ cup raw pepitas
  • ¼ cup raw sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup raw pecans
  • 2 tbsp. chia seed
  • 2 tbsp. raw sesame seeds

Set oven to 375 degrees. Mix all of the above ingredients in a bowl and spread on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 8 minutes, then cool. Store in a glass airtight container in the fridge as-is or make into a powder by running through a blender or Vitamix.

To make one serving of oatmeal:

  • ½ cup organic oats
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 to 2 tbsp. date sugar
  • 1 tsp. fruit anthocyanin syrup (available from NaturoMedica)

Boil 2 cups of water and pour enough over organic oats until fully saturated. Cover bowl and let sit for 5 minutes. Uncover and add sugar and berry syrup. Mix together with 1 to 2 tablespoons of nuts and seeds mixture.

Dr. Lisa Wada is a naturopathic physician at NaturoMedica, a full-service naturopathic medical clinic at Grand Ridge Plaza that is home to seven licensed naturopathic physicians. The clinic offers naturopathic healthcare, acupuncture and IV (intravenous) therapy. Visit naturomedica.com or call 425-557-8900 to learn more.

To ask the doctors a question for their next blog, send your question to: grandridgeplaza@regencycenters.com.

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