Entries by Jay Wojcik

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 […]

Looking for a change in 2017? Try eating organic

Josh Steckler, from PUSH Fitness, shared that the New Year has arrived, and for many people, it brings with it a new attitude toward diet and exercise. If you’re wondering which approach to take in 2017, don’t forget one of the most natural ways to stay healthy: eating organic.According to the USDA, organic food is […]

Don’t let detox diets deceive you, says chef

Ellie Krieger in the Washington Post shared that  she still chuckles when she  thinks about the tweet put out years ago by the famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson: “The likelihood that a person uses the word ‘toxin’ correlates strongly with how much chemistry the person does *not* know” (punctuation his). She continues with, no doubt […]

How to Protect Your Children’s Future: Legal and Financial Considerations

Jackie Waters, jackie@hyper-tidy.com shared the following information based on her real-life experiences. Parents of young children often start thinking about what the future holds, wanting to take steps to ensure that their children are cared for throughout life. From making arrangements for a trusted guardian to care for children should parents become unable to do so, to […]

10 strategies to save money on the gym

Elisabeth Leamy, shared in the The Washington Post that when pollsters interrupt people’s dinners to ask about their New Year’s resolutions, very often the top three responses are “get in shape,” “lose weight” and “save money.” Find a deal on a gym membership, and you can do all three. Here’s how. Time it right: According […]

Show Gratitude, Be Happy

Kaitlyn Pauly, Product & Marketing Coordinator for Welco shaded that one of the greatest pieces of advice that her mother has ever given me was that “Life is all about perspective.” Her mother has been her biggest role model and although she grew up in the home of an alcoholic, lost her birth mother at […]

7 resolutions that will get you on a healthy track

  Laura Setlur, M.D. shared in Edwards Elmhurst Health News that he holiday season is in full swing with parties and school events. As we reach the end of the year, the question of New Year’s resolutions often is brought up by family and friends. Make your health a top priority this year by resolving to make […]

Want to quit smoking?

Jacqueline Ross, M.D. shared in Edwards Elmhurst Health News that it may be one of the hardest things you’ve ever done. Smoking is a tough habit to break. But you have the power to take control of your health. Not only is it possible to quit, today there are more former smokers than current smokers, according […]