Entries by Jay Wojcik

Did you know these facts about high blood pressure?

The Center for Disease Control shared that high blood pressure is very common in older people and a major health problem. If left untreated, it can lead to stroke, heart disease, eye problems, kidney failure and more. Make sure you know the facts about high blood pressure and its treatment: High blood pressure may not […]

Eating Well Away from Home

Lynn Dugan – MyPlate2Yours shared that while on vacation or traveling away from home, it may seem difficult to keep up the healthy eating habits! Don’t worry, with these tips you won’t have to sacrifice good nutrition. Here are a few important reminders to help us eat healthy while we are on the road: Bring […]

5 ways to make the most of your time at the doctor

The National Institute of Aging shared that when you are planning for a doctor’s visit, these are some ways you can make the most of your time there: 1. Be Honest It is tempting to say what you think the doctor wants to hear, for example, that you smoke less or eat a more balanced diet […]

There’s still time to participate

Flat apple runs until August 18! So there is still time to participate! The Flat Apple Summer Program is designed to encourage kids to keep their bodies moving when they are on summer break from school. The summer activity is called Flat Apple because participants need to show the Healthy Lombard logo (a one-dimensional apple) […]

Are Friends Important?

Clare Ansberry asked in the Wall Street Journal’s Turning Point section, “Are baby boomers anti-social?”Here is her answer:  Members of the baby boom generation, especially those 55 to 64 years old, are less socially engaged than people the same age 20 years ago, according to researchers at the Stanford Center on Longevity. The big question […]

Get Prepared for Back-to-School

While kids are enjoying the long days of summer, the new school year is fast approaching. For parents and students managing food allergies, back-to-school season is the time to get ready for a safe, successful year. FARE has the tools to help you prepare your family and your school for the year ahead. First, find […]

5 ways nature can improve your health

Amish Doshi, MD, an internal medicine physician with Edward Medical shared in the Edwards-Elmhurst Healthy Driven Blog that we get used to our routine surroundings — the office, our cars, our homes. Deliberately leaving those spaces and moving to natural surroundings for a while, unplugged, could seriously improve your health.The phrase “forest bathing” recently spent some […]