Entries by Jay Wojcik

Barley Reduces Appetite, Lowers Blood Sugar

Healthy Lombard Member Michael Tomaselli from MJTPersonal Training shared this article written by Sandy Todd Websterm Editor in Chief of IDEA’s publications: A 2015 study from Lund University in Sweden shows that barley can rapidly improve health by reducing blood sugar levels and lowering the risk for diabetes. The secret lies in the special mixture of […]

What Your Gait Says About How You’re Aging

Lou Schuler  shared this storyi n Silver Sneakers: I grew up, like so many of my fellow boomers, in fear of turning into my parents. And like so many of us, I used that fear as motivation to eat better, exercise more, use sunscreen, and age as gracefully as possible. But long after my parents’ generation […]

Health Local Is Back in Lombard!

Health Local is a magazine-style monthly cable show that features segments on Healthy Hints, Exercises, Demonstrations of Easy to Follow Recipes, and advice from Health Professionals. After a brief “vacation,” the show is once again being shown on Lombard’s Cable Station (times listed below.)   The Goals of Health Local are to: • Make physical […]

Glenbard Parent Series (GPS): Navigating Healthy Families

GPS is an educational consortium dedicated to presenting distinguished, engaging speakers who share their knowledge, cutting-edge research and life experiences. In doing this, we provide opportunities to inspire and enrich families as well as build strong communities that are both proactive and informed. Our mission is to enhance our students’ social and emotional learning, encourage […]

Serious Eye Condition Being Misdiagnosed?

Gabrielle deGroot Redford,wrote for the AATP online newsletter that a new JAMA Ophthalmology study found that one in every four cases of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) was missed by trained eye care professionals, a finding that could have serious implications for the growing population of older adults most at risk of developing the sight-robbing disease. Researchers at the […]

8 Signs of Sleep Apnea

Jodi Helmer wrote for the  AARP The Magazine that sleeping is anything but restful for people with sleep apnea — in fact, it poses serious health risks for more than 18 million Americans. That’s the number of people who doctors believe are living with sleep apnea, and many of them may be undiagnosed. People with untreated sleep apnea […]