Entries by Jay Wojcik

Exercise – More Is Not Better
but Something Is Better Than Nothing

Elizabeth Moxley, PhD, RN, BS​​​, and Assistant Professor at the College of Dupage School of Nursing, shared the following great insight about exercise. The Pandemic of Inactivity – Physical inactivity is a pandemic. It is the fourth leading risk factor for global mortality and an estimated 40-80% of all people are currently sedentary. The benefits of […]

5-Minute Health Hacks

Sandy Getzky, the executive coordinating editor at The Global Nail Fungus Organization, a group committed to helping the 100+ million people suffering from finger and toenail fungus, and a registered Herbalist and member of the American Herbalist’s Guild composed the following article just for the Healthy Lombard blog. Thanks Sandy! Hi, busy bee! Can you […]

YH4L & The Battle Against Sudden Cardiac Death

College of DuPage Student Andrew Herzog shared that Sudden Cardiac Death is something that almost everyone is aware of in this day and age however we usually associate it with someone who is older and usually already has some kind of preexisting heart condition. I would never have even imagined that a high school student […]

Attendees At Fair Can Win Prizes

The Healthy Lombard Foundation invites all members of the greater Lombard community to attend The Seventh Annual Fitness February Fair on Saturday, February 25, 2017, from 10 AM – 1:30 PM, at the Yorktown Center Mall, Lombard, IL. This year the Fair will be located in the Lower Level Area of the mall near Home […]

Bye, Bye, Belly Fat!

College od DuPage Student Bridget Michael asks, “Are you tired of that stubborn belly fat that just doesn’t seem to go away?!”  Here are some reasons that cause excess stomach fat, tips and tricks to help quickly and safely lose that weight, and why this can be beneficial to your health. So first of all, what is belly […]

Six ways to keep your kids healthy during winter

Casey Seidenberg shared in The Washington Post that the Norovirus seems to be circling like a vulture this winter, and snuffly kids are popping up on every park bench. A high school in St. Charles canceled classes for two days last month after about 800 students called in sick.This has made both parents and schoolchildren more […]

Benefits of Garam Masala

College of Dupage Nursing student Meghana Patel shared that coming originally from a country like India in which spicy foods are a must-have and having a mother who cooks dishes, that make eyes burn, but taste so good, I came to the thought of garam masala. Garam masala is a combination of cloves, cinnamon, cumin, […]

Some foods and herbs may help ward off the flu

Patrick B. Massey, MD, PH.D., medical director for complementary and alternative medicine at Alexian Brothers Hospital Network and president of ALT-MED Medical and Physical Therapy, shared in the Daily Herald that he is often asked in winter is “should I get the flu shot?” He answered that his answer varies. Some people need all the […]

It’s Children’s Dental Health Month

Bernie Glossy,  president and CEO of Delta Dental of Illinois shared in the Daily Herald that dental health is one of the most critical, unmet health care issues facing Illinois children today. Good oral health care is imperative for children, but many caregivers don’t realize how important it is to establish an oral health routine […]

Save the date – February 25!

Join us on the Lower Level by Last Chance on February 25 from 10AM to 2PM for the 7th Annual Healthy Lombard Fitness Fair! The Fitness Fair features health-related displays, free health screenings, interactive presentations, stage performances and a raffle. Demonstrations will range from fast-paced exercise workouts, martial arts, yoga, and senior mobility to jump […]