Entries by Jay Wojcik

Back to school driving safety reminders

The  Lombard Police Department shared that Lombard Schools are back in session and the Lombard Police Department is reminding residents about the laws regarding school zone speed limits, texting, and passing school buses.   School zone speeding or failure to yield to children in a crosswalk:  a first violation is a petty offense with a minimum […]

Tips for Staying Healthy

  The National Heart, Lung and  Blood Institute  posted that whether it’s taking a family walk on a Saturdaymorning or after dinner, or washing the car together, We Can!® encourages you to get active to maintain a healthy weight. By getting active, you’re using calories you store up from everything you eat over the course of a day. […]

Get Shots to Protect Your Health (for Adults)

HealthFinder.gov shared that adults need to get shots (vaccines) just like kids do. Make sure you are up to date on your shots. Get a flu vaccine every year. The seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and others from the flu. Get the Tdap shot to protect against tetanus (“TET-nes”), diphtheria (“dif-THEER-ee-ah”), […]

Eye doctors say don’t look at the sun, ever

Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer, shared that with the total solar eclipse right around the cosmic corner, eye doctors are going into nagging overdrive. They say mom was right: You can damage your eyes staring at the sun, even the slimmest sliver of it. So it’s time to rustle up special eclipse eyewear to use Aug. […]

Take a look at your nighttime routine

Jae Berman, writer for  The Washington Post shared with the Daily Herald Newspaper that we all think our day starts when we wake up. But what if the day really starts the evening before? When you create an ideal nighttime routine, it is far more likely that your first step in the morning will lead […]

Coaching your child to a successful school year

Dr. Erik L. Johnson, from Amita Health, says that back to school means back to routine for everyone, and for parents that can be a real challenge for their children after a summer filled with sleeping in, later hours and nonstop fun.Getting children in the mindset for returning to the classroom starts long before the […]

Tis’ The Season for Fresh Veggies & Fruit

Sue, Rachel & Yash at Health Track Sports Wellness shared in their recent newsletter that we are at the height of fresh summer fruits and vegetables. Take advantage of the season to visit a French Market or Farmers Market. This is a great opportunity to expose your kids to new and interesting produce. With the […]