Entries by Jay Wojcik

15 Health Benefits of Chia Seeds

Jen Miller shared in her newsletter that chia seeds are a versatile superfood. They are rich in vitamins and minerals the support good health in many ways. These low calorie, high nutrient grains of goodness are important for both the body and the brain. Below, Jenn offers 15 amazing health benefits of chia seeds, and […]

Are you as fit as you should be for your age?

Victoria Hall, Acting Beauty Director for the Telegraph shared that according to Virgin Active’s latest research, 52% of British women between the ages of 25 and 34 would rather look slim and toned in their holiday photos than be fit enough to run a marathon. Those under 25 claimed that ‘looking good’ was the main […]

The reason for supplementation

The Shaklee March Newsletter shared that with busy lives and food choices that are less than ideal, it is hard to get the essential nutrients we need for good health. Based on Daily Values (DV) for just 16 nutrients, 11 of the 16 were deemed to be “gap nutrients”.i And DVs reflect expert consensus about […]

Congratulations to our Health Heros

The Healthy Lombard Foundation would like to congratulate the four winners of their 2017 Health Hero Awards. The winners receive their awards at the 2017 Healthy Lombard Fitness February Fair that was held at the Yorktown Center Mall on February 25. The two winners in the individual category were Debbie Durrbeck and Robert Plucinsky. In […]

No Drugs for Back Pain, New Guidelines Say

SUMATHI REDDY shared in the Wall Street Journal that the American College of Physicians says to use natural and alternative therapies first. Lower back pain—one of the most common reasons for a doctor’s visit—is best treated with alternative, natural and psychological therapies, say new guidelines from the American College of Physicians. Opioids—one of the most […]

Exercise can help lower dementia risk

The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences shared that new research has found that regular physical activity in older adults could increase brain size and decrease the risk of cognitive decline. New research has found further evidence to support the positive association between exercise and dementia, finding that regular physical activity […]

Five ways to manage arthritis

Arthritis is a painful problem that can interfere with your ability to do the things you enjoy.But you can take steps to manage arthritis by protecting your joints, reducing discomfort, and improving mobility. Harvard Medical School offers these five suggestions to help with arthritis: • Keep moving. Avoid holding one position for too long. When […]

HPV is more common in men than you think!

College of DuPage Nursing Stuent Mark Davis shared that Human Papillomavirus, also known as HPV, is the most commonly spread sexually transmitted disease in the US. A large majority of sexually active adults will get the virus at some point in their life. Many don’t show any symptoms and are unaware that they are even […]