Entries by Jay Wojcik

What the ancient Greeks can teach us about herbs

Adrian Higgins in the Washington Post shared that at a point in the 9th century, someone noticed a problem with all those ancient handwritten texts: The scribes had left their Caps Lock on. Every character had been rendered in uppercase, or, in the terminology of philologists, majuscule. Suddenly, people who could read found this EXTREMELY ANNOYING […]

Healthy food swaps you’ll barely notice

 Alanna Elliott, RD, LDN shared in Edwards-Elmhurst Hospital’s Healthy Driven News that there’s no more comforting food on a winter day than a big helping of creamy mashed potatoes or a plate piled with steaming hot pasta. Comfort food is a go-to dinner on a cold night. I get that. The only problem is that most […]

Make 2017 Your Healthiest Year Yet

Research shows that when it comes to the New Year, everyone’s top priority is their HEALTH. Yet, 92% of people will FAIL or give up on their resolutions. That only leaves a mere 8% who actually succeed. Take a moment and think about which percentile you’ve fallen in since the year began…Are you still going strong or have you […]

50 Confidence Boosting Actions You Can Take Today

Self Development Secrets shared that one of the most important ingredients of a well-lived, enjoyable life is self-confidence. Confident people get what they want the way they want it, people enjoy being around them, and they’re appreciated in the workplace. They encounter the same problems as everyone else, but they routinely rise above them, taking […]

A Strong Start To Your Day

Schar shared this great insight in their recent newsletter.  They posted that making the right choice to fuel your day ahead. An enjoyable start to your morning . Everyone knows how it is to oversleep, then leap out of bed, rush into the shower, grab a cup of coffee on the run and plunge straight […]

What Smartphones Do to Children’s Eyes

ANN LUKITS shared in the Wall Street Journal that symptoms of dry-eye disease were more common in children who spent more time on smartphones and less time outdoors than other young people, a study in BMC Ophthalmology found. When the children gave up their phones for a month, the dry-eye symptoms significantly improved. Pediatric dry-eye […]

Regular Stretching May Boost Fitness of Those Who Can’t Exercise

ANN LUKITS shared in the Wall Street Journal that regular stretching may help to boost cardiovascular fitness in people who are unable to exercise due to surgery or poor health, according to a small study in the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. A single 40-minute session of static, whole-body stretching significantly improved arterial […]