Entries by Jay Wojcik

7 ways to make this your summer of fitness

Ken Miller, a certified personal trainer, and fitness specialist shared in the Edward-Elmhurst Healthy Driven Blog that as the days lengthen and sunshine becomes a staple, it’s easy to let your fitness routine slip away. Resist! It’s important to continue with a routine, even a modified one, in order to avoid regression through the summer […]

Straws can be bad for you

Christy Brissette, a registered dietitian, nutrition writer, TV contributor and president of 80TwentyNutrition.com., shared in The Washington Post that just a few years ago, you automatically received a straw with any cold takeout drink and probably didn’t think twice about it. Seattle is the latest city to join at least a dozen others across the United […]

Prevent child deaths in hot cars

Amanda Krupa from the American Academy of Pediatrics shared that a child left in a hot car can die of heat stroke very quickly. But this tragedy can be prevented. Here are some facts about hot cars and tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics to keep kids safe. Facts about child heatstroke in cars • […]

The numbers that matter most in staying healthy

Cara Rosenbloom, a registered dietitian, and President of Words to Eat By, a nutrition communications company specializing in writing, nutrition education and recipe development shared in The Washington Post that Health often seems like a numbers game. What’s your blood-sugar level? How many calories are you eating? And are you getting the right percentage of macros (or […]

5 Key Ways to Lose Weight After 50

Hallie Levine wrote in the AARP Newsletter that there’s plenty you can do to take control of your weight as you get older. Whether you’ve battled the bulge for what seems like forever — or just since your last birthday — it’s true that age can have a lot to do with the number on the scale.  […]

Is a new spot on your skin melanoma?

Lucio Pavone, M.D.Specialty: Plastic Surgery, asked in the Healthy Driven blog, “Have you been outside more now that warm temperatures are at your doorstep?” Whether you’ve woken up early to begin gardening as soon as the sun reaches the horizon or you’ve gotten your kids outside early on the weekend for a ballgame, you may be […]

5 Drinks That Can Help You Lose Weight

SIDNEY FRY, MS, RD , a two-time James Beard Award-winning food and nutrition writer, editor and mom based out of Birmingham, Alabama who is a registered dietitian with a passion for research and being proactive about health, shared with My Fitness Pal asks, “Is what you drink affecting your ability to lose weight?”  The short answer is […]

When Children Lose Control

Jennifer Breheny Wallace, a freelance writer in New York,  shared in the Wall Street Journal that gone are the days of children being “seen and not heard.” Today’s parents know that it’s healthy for a child to express a broad range of emotions. But parents sometimes struggle with how to help their child rein in […]