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LH natives work to promote and help others through fitness

LH natives work to promote and help others through fitness

Posted on 02 June 2016 by La Habra Journal


Courtesy John Younger–  La Habra natives: Jim and John Younger have dedicated most of their lives to fitness and helping others. They created a bodybuilding and expo that will be held June 25 in Placentia.

By Jay Seidel
La Habra Journal

Two La Habra natives are sharing their passion for fitness and body building with the community of Orange County.
Twin brothers Jim and John Younger have launched The Orange County Amateur Elite Bodybuilding & Powerlifting Competition & Expo, which will be held Saturday, June 25, at Valencia Auditorium, 500 Bradford Ave., in Placentia.
The event will include a Men & Women’s Bodybuilding, Physique and Bikini competition with Novice, Open, Masters and Classic Physique categories.
The bodybuilding competition is sanctioned by the National Amateur Bodybuilding Association. They will also be hosting a Powerlifting competition with 12 weight classes sanctioned by the Elite Powerlifting Association.
The event will feature a 23,000-sq ft. expo area that includes a variety of vendors and exhibitors from local and well-known companies providing samples, product discounts and information about products and services.
The Youngers set up the event to not only inspire and educate people on fitness, but to also  give  back.
“In addition to being a high energy and exciting event, we will be giving back to our community by helping the less fortunate with hygiene items, clothing and food by donating a portion of the total proceeds generated from this event to Servants Of Salvation of Orange County,” said John Younger.OC Amature EliteStandard Postcard 4X6 Front - Copy
The Youngers explained that they  have  enjoyed helping others in the community. They started the non-profit 501c organization, Servants of Salvation in 2012.
“Since all of our team members have been into fitness and weightlifting for many years,” John Youngr said,  “we decided to combine these two passions in order to generate funds to continue to help the less fortunate in our community.”
Attendees at the event can expect to meet individuals of all ages, backgrounds and fitness levels from people exploring fitness and where to start, to professionals that have been in fitness and bodybuilding for many years, according to John Younger.
“They will gain knowledge of nutrition, great products and services and the success others have gained from making a change to a healthy lifestyle,” he said. “This event will showcase the hard work of bodybuilders, physique, bikini and powerlifting competitors of all levels and will inspire those looking to take their commitment to health and fitness to the next level.”
The Youngers want to challenge the misconception that people have to look a certain way or lift a certain amount of weight to be part of the event.
“This event is meant for all individuals of all levels to celebrate their own accomplishments and goals they have obtained through fitness,” Jim Younger said.  “We would like people that are not into fitness yet to also come out and enjoy this event. Our goal is to  make this event inclusive to everyone with knowledge, positivity and support from all involved.”
The two Sonora alumni have always been active in sports, such as football, baseball and soccer. John explained that they got in to bodybuilding at a young age after watching their dad workout in the garage. He explained that it solidified their commitment to fitness as part of their lifestyle.
Jim Younger explained that their motivation comes from continuous goals that they set for themselves, reaching those goals and striving for more.
He added that introducing others to fitness and helping them reach their fitness goals also keeps them motivated. “Overcoming and helping others overcome their various issues through fitness and health can be beneficial to everyone.”
While Jim now resides in Fullerton and John resides in Orange, the two still stay connected with La Habra and want to help people from all over the community.
Younger explained, “We would like to build up a local community in Orange County through fitness and health holding events that benefit the less fortunate in our community.”


Orange County Amateur Elite Bodybuilding& Powerlifting Competition & Expo

Saturday, June 25

Valencia Auditorium,
500 Bradford Ave., in Placentia.

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How to tell if you have hearing loss

Posted on 17 January 2015 by La Habra Journal

By William Schenk, BC-HIS, ACA.
Fullerton Hearing Center

Hearing loss can be due to the aging process, exposure to loud noise, certain medications, infections, head or ear trauma, congenital (at birth) or genetic factors, diseases, as well as a number of other causes.  shutterstock_130449020
Recent data suggests there are over 34 million Americans with some degree of hearing loss.  Hearing loss often occurs gradually throughout a lifetime.  People with hearing loss compensate often without knowing they have hearing loss.

You may have hearing loss if:

  •  You hear people speaking but have to strain to understand their words.
  • You frequently ask people to repeat what they said.
  • You don’t laugh at jokes because you miss too much of the story     or the punch line.
  • You frequently complain that people mumble.
  • You need to ask others about the details of the meeting you just     attended
  • You play the TV or radio louder than your friends, spouse and relatives.
  • You cannot hear the doorbell or telephone ring.
  • You find that looking at people when they speak to you makes     them easier to understand
  • You miss sounds such as birds singing, leaves blowing or rain     falling.

You find yourself avoiding certain places because they are too     noisy or people because you can’t understand them.  If you have any of these symptoms you should see a Licensed Hearing
Healthcare Professional to have a formal hearing evaluation.  This hearing test, or audiologic evaluation, is diagnostic in nature.  A diagnostic audiologic evaluation is more than just pressing a button when you hear a beep!  Rather, an audiologic evaluation allows the
Hearing Healthcare Professional to determine the type, nature and degree of your hearing loss.  In addition, your sensitivity, acuity and accuracy to speech understanding will be assessed.  The Hearing
Healthcare Professional may test for speech understanding at different volume levels and in different simulated environments. This additional testing may be performed in order to provide the Hearing Healthcare
Professional with an indication as to how successful of a candidate you might be for amplification.
The hearing evaluation should also include a thorough case history (interview) as well as a visual inspection of the ear canal and eardrum. Additional tests of the middle ear function may also be performed.
The results of the evaluation can be useful to a physician, if the Hearing Healthcare Professional believes your hearing loss may benefit from medical intervention.
Results of the hearing evaluation are plotted on a graph called an audiogram.  The audiogram provides a visual view of your hearing test results across various pitches or frequencies, the ones necessary for understanding speech.

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