Entries by Jay Wojcik

State fitness assessments results now available

Pump Up P.E. shared that the Illinois health-related physical fitness assessment data is now available by school, district, and county under Quick Links at the Illinois State Board of Education’s (ISBE) Enhanced P.E. web page. ISBE is in the process of sharing these results with schools, along with a letter providing context and guidance on how they can use fitness […]

Have Pizza for Breakfast

My Recipes asks, “Who says you can’t have pizza for breakfast?”  They certainly don’t believe that, which is why they offer this  breakfast pizza recipes that pack some big flavor. Wake up on the right side of the bed with a piping hot, fresh-from-the-oven pizza that will impress kids and adults alike. Topped with ingredients like eggs, […]

Can you be overweight and still be healthy?

Nina Lundberg, MD shared in Edward-Elmhurst’s  Healthy Driven Life that weight gain is common as we age, but it’s important to keep it in check. Imagine that you stepped on the scale this morning and noticed you’ve gained a few pounds since your last weigh-in.In fact, you’ve gained maybe 10 or even 20 pounds since you finished […]

How to talk to someone about their mental health

Nathan Lurz,  from Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, wrote that many people believe a family member or friend is struggling with a mental health issue but not telling them, according to a new study. A survey involving more than 3,000 people across the nation by integrated health care system Kaiser Permanente suggests that 70 percent of […]

6 Tips For Caring For Your Child With POTS Syndrome

Abby Drexler a contributing writer and media specialist for POTS Care who  regularly produces content for a variety of health and wellness blogs shared with Healthy Lombard the following information about POTS. What Is Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome?  Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome is a condition that affects the human body’s circulatory system, including the blood vessels and […]

7 practical resolutions for a healthier 2018

Teri Dreher, RN, CCRN, iRNPA, an award-winning RN patient advocate and a pioneer in the growing field of private patient advocacy, owner/founder of NShore Patient Advocates (www.northshorern.com), and author of “Patient Advocacy Matters,” shared with the Daily Herald that it probably won’t surprise you to learn that most New Year’s resolutions are health- and fitness-related. […]