Last Flat Apple Hot Spot on August 5th!

nationalThe Lombard Police Department, in conjunction with other community groups will be hosting the fourth annual National Night Out on Aug. 5, 2014 at the Lombard Commons Park.

The event takes place between 5-8 pm.

The event is a nation-wide attempt to promote police-community partnerships and neighborhood unity.

Healthy Lombard will be conducting its final hot spot at the event.  The hot spot event will be an obstacle course that will have short sprint, hula-hoop, jump rope and jumping jacks in a timed format.

Why Taking a Day Off Will Help You Lose Weight

popsugar shared in a POPSUGAR article on July 21: 

You’re a go-getter, and you work out because you want results, but tacking on extra workouts during the week could actually be hurting your results. Trainer Adam Rosante, founder of The People’s Bootcamp in New York, has some strong thoughts on the subject. Adam shares, “Working out six or seven days a week doesn’t allow enough time for rest and recovery, which is one of the crucial elements of fitness.” And he’s right — overdoing it in terms of time spent at the gym can actually keep you from the changes you’re working for. Continue reading

Healthy Lombard Selected for State Health Grant

SHIP_logo11The Healthy Lombard Foundation just received notification that its SHIP (State Health Improvement Program) Video grant application has been selected for funding by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Through this grant, Healthy Lombard is looking to introduce healthy living concepts as part of the workplace. Healthy Lombard follows a Triple A Approach (Awareness, Activities, Achievement) to address the epidemic of childhood obesity and promote healthy living and focus its efforts on both children and adults because, without good adult role models, children are not very likely to acquire healthy eating and exercise habits.

“The SHIP Grant will help us interact with more adults because we will be able to reach them at the locations where they spend the majority of their day, the work place. Our goal is for the healthy living model to be developed in the work environment to be transferred to the home environment. “A bonus to the workplace will be that healthy employees mean more productivity and fewer sick days,” said Healthy Lombard Founder and Foundation President Jay Wojcik.

The Healthy Lombard video and the other contest entries represent a key part of the Illinois Department of Public Health’s outreach strategies to inform and engage Illinois Citizens about health improvement in our state.  To learn more about all these initiatives, visit: healthycommunities.illinois.gov.

Silver Sneakers® FLEX Program FREE Senior Fitness Classes

Senior Woman Resting After Exercises In GymThe Silver Sneakers® FLEX Program provides free senior fitness classes to all seniors who have this membership benefit as part of their Medicare Health insurance through select health insurance plans.  The FLEX® Program specifically allows approved Group Fitness Instructors who specialize in Senior Fitness and are certified or licensed in the classes they teach to open up their independent classes to local seniors who are Silver Sneakers members for free.  So no longer is the ability to take a class limited just to a Silver Sneakers facility, which has substantially opened up the number of available fitness classes and the variety available to include hot specialties such as Zumba Gold® (the Zumba Fitness program for ages 50+) and Ageless Grace® (chair-based fitness for the body and brain).

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ISBE Announces Child and Adult Care Food Program

yogartThe Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) announced the availability of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The CACFP is a federally-funded program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that is administered by ISBE.

“ISBE is very proud to help administer this federal program once again,” said State Superintendent of Education Christopher A Koch. “As many studies show, proper nutrition is essential for children so they can be ready to learn. A healthy start will lead them to success in school so they can be prepared for success in college and careers.”  

The program is designed to primarily assist child care centers, Head Start programs, before- and after-school programs, emergency shelters, and day care home providers with funding to provide nutritious meals to children in their care. All participating child care centers and day care homes must provide meals to enrolled children at no additional charge.

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Hot Spot #6 – Civil War Reenactment- July 27, 2014

zoar01-06Calling All Civil War Enthusiasts!

Our next Flat Apple Hit Spot will be at Four Season’s Park, off of Main Street, in Lombard on Sunday, July 27th from 10 AM – 4 PM/

Directions for participation:

1.  Register on-line to participate at: www.healthylombard.org/2014flatapple or in person at the Healthy Lombard table.

2.  You will receive a copy of our logo when your registration is confirmed. You can print it out from the email, or if you click on the logo when you open the confirmation on your cell phone or computer, it will download it into your photos.

3.  Pick up a “Bite of the Apple Raffle Ticket from the Healthy Lombard Table for credit for each of the activities below:

  • Barn Raising
  • Square Dancing
  • Scavenger Hunt

 4.  Have the coordinator of each activity sign you ticket in the small white spot on the ticket.

 5.  Fill in the other ticket information and return it to the Healthy Lombard table.

 Reminder:  If you take a Healthy Selfie”photo during the taping and send the photos to us at jay@healthylombard.com and we will fill out two e-tickets for you.

Get in the swim of safety this summer

6a00e554e81be38834015433ca697b970cSummer is in full swing and the DuPage County Health Department reminds swimmers and pool owners to remember the following safety tips to keep everyone healthy and in the swim of things all summer long:

All swimmers:

  • Stay out of the water if you have diarrhea.
  • Shower with soap before you start swimming.
  • Use rest rooms and not the pool.
  • Don’t swallow the water.

Young swimmers:

  • Take children on bathroom breaks every 60 minutes; check diapers every 30–60 minutes.
  • Make sure everyone knows how to swim. Use life jackets appropriately.
  • Provide continuous, attentive supervision with young swimmers.
  • Know cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

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Hoffman Estates offers back-to-school physicals

cartoon_vaccine125The Village of Hoffman Estates Department of Health and Human Services will offer back-to-school physicals for school-age children from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Mondays Aug. 4 and Aug. 18 at village hall, 1900 Hassell Road.

Physicals are available for children attending preschool to grade 12 and will be performed by physicians from Alexian Brothers Medical Group.

The cost for a clinic physical is $10 for uninsured or AllKids and $30 for those who are insured. Only cash or checks will be accepted. Appointments for these clinics are recommended, but walk-ins will be accepted. Call (847) 781-4850 to schedule an appointment or get more information.