Entries by Jay Wojcik

10 Healthy Foods That (Practically) Never Expire

Grace Elkus at Real Simple shared that while it’s true that many shelf-stable foods are often loaded with preservatives (think condiments, lunch meats, and bags of chips), a number of good-for-you foods naturally last for a long time. Stock up on these staples whenever it’s convenient, and they’ll be on hand when you’re ready to get cooking. Curious […]

Healthy Lombard Invites Community to Crunch Along on October 12

On “Apple Crunch Day”, Healthy Lombard is encouraging everyone to crunch into an apple in a unifying action to raise awareness about eating better diets for our health and the environment, access and affordability of fruits and vegetables, and supporting local farmers. Hundreds of thousands of school students in Illinois will crunch into an apple […]

Ever wonder how to lesson your kids’ screen time?

College of DuPage Nursing Student Czarina Anne Cruz feels that children’s use of electronics nowadays seems unavoidable. They can spend a whole day watching TV shows, playing video games or texting on their phones, without having actual conversations with other people. This is alarming and can negatively affect their social skills and most importantly, their […]

7 Things People Who Feel Half Their Age Do Every Week

Cassie Shortsleeve wrote in  Silver Sneakers by Trinity Healthy that getting older is inevitable, but feeling older? That’s a different story. On average, people older than 70 feel 13 years younger than they really are, according to a study published in the Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences. Among study participants who were particularly healthy and active, […]

Lombard Police to host child seat inspection event

The Lombard Police Department is recognizing Child Passenger Safety Week by hosting a child safety seat check at the Lombard Police Department on Saturday, September 23, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Lombard Officers will check car seats for proper installation and advise parents, grandparents, and caregivers how to choose the right car seats and install […]

How to Prevent Strength Training Injuries

Lou Schuler wrote for Tivity Health’s Silver Sneakers  shares the following insightful story: The kid flying around the gym was in fantastic shape, no doubt about it. After lifting, jumping onto a stack of boxes, and running sprints while pushing a weighted sled, he barely looked like he was breathing hard. I’d guess he was […]

The Lasting Effects of Bullying

College of Dupage Nursing Student Joyce Koenig reports that recent research indicates that the effects from bullying during childhood or adolescence may have detrimental effects lasting into adulthood. The effects from bullying extend beyond issues of self-esteem and include self-harm and academic failure, lasting, oftentimes long after the bullying has stopped. Reports from three longitudinal studies; […]

12 Foods Nutritionists Avoid

Hannah Burkhalter and Jamie Vespa, MS, RD share in “Cooking Light” that we all know we should eat more fruits and vegetables, but everyone indulges in “bad” foods from time to time. Even registered dietitians will tell you that eating these—often processed—foods won’t change your health over the long haul. However, there are some foods you […]