Entries by Jay Wojcik

9 Things to Cut Out in 2017 to Be Healthy

DOMINIQUE ASTORINO  for POPSUGAR shared that it’s time for New Year’s resolutions, and we know many of you are planning on cutting back on the unhealthy things in your life. But that doesn’t always mean junk food or sweets — we’ve got some habits that might be holding you back from your healthy goals that you […]

YMCA’S Diabetes Prevention Program

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps overweight adults at risk for type 2 diabetes prevent or delay the onset by taking steps that will improve their overall health and well-being. The program provides a supportive environment where participants work together to achieve the program goals of reducing individual weight by 7% and building up to […]

Staying Healthy During the Holiday Season

Action for Healthy Kids shared that if is too cold or snowy to go outside and play during winter break you can still stay active over the break with Game On’s Health at Home ideas. You’ll find tips for eating better and moving more, especially during the holiday season. Check out how much fun it is […]

Enjoy the Healthy 12 Days of Fitness

Using the melody from the  12 Days of Christmas tune as the 12 Days of Fitness for a twelve-day physical activity challenge. Do all physical activities on the same day or spread it out over a 12-day fitness challenge: “On the first day of fitness, my teacher gave to me: 1 fit kid climbing up […]

Stay safe in cold weather!

Go4Life shared that if you want to walk, ski, ice skate, shovel snow, or do other outdoor activities when it’s cold outside: Check the weather forecast. If it’s very windy or cold, exercise inside with a Go4Life DVD and go out another time. Also watch out for snow and icy sidewalks. Warm up your muscles […]

Exactly How Much Water You Should Drink Every Day

Amy Marturana share with S.E.L.F. Magazine that you’ve probably heard you’re supposed to drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water daily. That’s almost enough to fill a 2 liter bottle—which even the most diligent water-drinkers may find daunting. But the classic advice is not the end-all-be-all of water intake. In fact, it’s pretty misleading. “Fluid […]

Life Expectancy Falls

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press Media Writer, shared  that a decades-long trend of rising life expectancy in the U.S. could be ending: It declined last year and it is no better than it was four years ago. In most of the years since World War II, life expectancy in the U.S. has inched up, thanks to […]