Joshua Steckler, the owner of Push Fitness a personal training studio located in Schaumburg, specializing in weight loss, muscle toning, and nutrition. He shared in the Daily Herald Newspaper on September 17, 2016 that if you consistently find yourself grabbing snacks from the vending machine or stopping off for fast food, it’s time to start prepping. Preparation takes time up front, but definitely pays off in the long run.
Try the following tips and never again settle for limited options.
1. Prepare your food ahead of time. OK, this seems obvious, but, if you don’t have food prepared, you’re going to grab whatever food is available at the last minute; and many times it won’t be a choice to be proud of.
If you don’t have time to sit down and make breakfast in the morning, make sure you have healthy options available to grab before you run out the door.
If you’re at the office all day, prepare your lunch and snacks the night before so you can grab it along with your breakfast on your way out in the morning. This way, you have all the healthy food you need to get you through the day. Continue reading
The article shown below was published by Impact DuPage on September 21, 2016. Healthy Lombard is honored to have its efforted recognized by this wonderful organization.
Municipalities across DuPage County are working to make an impact on strategic issues, such as Healthy Lifestyles. In Lombard, the Healthy Lombard coalition is working with restaurants to create and promote healthier menu options. In an effort to increase healthy eating and reduce obesity, restaurants are improving the local food environment by adopting Healthy Lombard criteria for healthier dining options. Developed by a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist participating in the coalition, these criteria include having food options that are low-calorie, have beneficial ingredients, and that are low in fat, cholesterol, and sodium.
Four restaurants located in Lombard, including restaurants such as Maxfield’s Restaurant and Main Street Cafe, have already agreed to participate and will be displaying the Healthy Lombard designation in the restaurant for customers to identify. By implementing strategies to increase and promote healthy eating options, Healthy Lombard will help our community reach intended outcomes and advance the well-being of DuPage County.
Check out our Healthy Eating Options Page to see the menus of two restaurants that are participating in this project, Maxfields on Roosevelt Road and the Main Street Cafe on Main and St. Charles Rd.
Nancy Nance, NASM Personal Trainer,at www.nancynance.com shared that when she asks her clients, “How much water do you drink each day?” she is always surprised when she hears people say they only drink one bottle of water a day. That one bottle is usually a 12-ounce
Quinn Phillips, in Everyday Health shared that in our healthcare system, the advice of doctors naturally tends to carry a special weight. But with multiple sclerosis (MS) — as in other conditions — it’s often nurses who spend the most time with patients and know about their challenges on a more intimate level.
We interviewed three nurses who specialize in MS care (and see hundreds of patients every year) to find out what they think are the most important steps for people with multiple sclerosis to take. You’ve probably heard some of this advice before, but it bears repeating — especially because, as the nurses note, some of these tips can lead to big improvements in your quality of life.
1. Exercise (the Right Way)
For Mary Filipi, PhD, an MS care specialist and assistant professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing in Omaha, the first thing she tells many of her patients to do is get enough of the right kind of exercise.
Healthy Lombard Foundation Partner Nancy Nance, CPT, WFS, NFS, CESA composed this article for today’s blog:
few days ago, I had lunch with a new friend. We were at a great restaurant and had a healthy meal of salmon and veggies. As we were talking, the topic of how to eat out and choose the best options came up. One of the things I noticed was she had three maraschino cherries in her water. She mentioned that she loved the taste of her water with the cherries. Since we were talking about ways to cut calories and sugar intake, I mentioned to her the maraschino cherries are not helping her lose weight. She was really shocked and had no idea they were not the best choice when trying to lose weight.
Each maraschino cherry has 2 grams of sugar. Women should keep their daily intake of sugar to 6 teaspoons a day, and men no more than 9. That sounds like a lot, but if you check the labels on the foods and drinks you have each day, you will be surprised how quickly that can add up.
Besides the sugar content, the bright red color of the cherries comes from artificial coloring. Use of red dye is a main part of the processing. You can google more information about the processing they go through.
So, while they look really good on top of a sundae or in pineapple upside down cake, they are not good on a regular basis. I would say one or two a year. My friend was drinking the water with cherries about twice a week. So, that is roughly 24 cherries a month. That is a lot of sugar and red dye. Just by switching to lemon or other fruits, she can save calories and protect her body from the hazards of the red dye. What little changes can you make in your diet, that can make big changes?