Entries by Jay Wojcik

Are You Geocaching?

This activity is part of Healthy Lombard’s summer Flat Apple activity and their version of the popular geocache hobby. The sites are not registered /official geocache sites but finding them by the Longitude and Latitude coordinates provided by NASA provides a fun, healthy family activity.  All you have to do is follow the coordinates to […]

7 Reasons Why Laughter Is Good for You

Con for Care located in Wheaton, IL,  www.comforcare.com/illinois/central-dupage, asks if you have had a good laugh lately? Laughter connects people, eases trouble and makes the day brighter. It releases stress, activates learning, burns calories and supports memory. In short, laughter is good for you. Why is laughter so beneficial? Here are seven reasons: Laughter triggers feel-good chemicals. […]

Have Fun – Win Prizes

Have you registered yet for Flat Apple 2017?  No?  There is still time to participate and earn raffle tickets to win some great prizes. All you have to do is: Click on the Facebook link at the top of our website at www.healthylombard.com and then click “Sign Up” or use the link on the Flat […]

7 Reasons Why Laughter Is Good for You

ComForCare, located at211 E. Illinois St., Wheaton, IL, helps clients live their best life possible. Their in-home care includes meaningful activities that combine companionship, reminiscence, stimulation and laughter. Here’s a sample of some of the great advise they love to share: Had a good laugh lately? Laughter connects people, eases trouble and makes the day brighter. It releases stress, activates learning, […]

Diabetes More Common Among Children

Monifa Thomas wrote for the Cook County Health & Hospitals System that type 2 diabetes used to be rare among children and teens younger than 18. But as a recent study highlighted, that is no longer the case. The SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth study , funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and […]

5 Easy Ways to Lose Weight, 20 Minutes at a Time

Paige Smith, a freelance health and lifestyle writer, editor and perpetual optimist from Southern California wrote for My Fitness Pal that committing to losing weight is a big enough challenge on its own, and even more challenging if you have a jam-packed schedule. You may think you need to block off a big chunk of time […]

Combo of smaller meds may just be the dose to lower blood pressure

The American Heart Association posted that combined smaller doses of blood pressure medications may be effective with fewer side effects than standard single doses, according to preliminary research. In the first review to compare quarter-dose therapy to standard dose and placebo, researchers found that two medications in combination was just as effective as one standard […]

The benefits of a healthy weight

The May edition of the Shaklee newsletter hared that making a commitment to achieve a healthy weight is one of the best health decisions you can make. Studies have shown health benefits start to occur at about a 5 percent reduction of initial body weight.1 For someone starting at 200 pounds, that means benefits could […]