Entries by Juanita

October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

The Center for Disease Control shared that Bullying is any unwanted aggressive behavior(s) toward a youth by another youth or group of youths, who are not siblings or current dating partners, involving an observed or perceived power imbalance. These behaviors are repeated, or have the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying can happen in person and […]

Balance Screen Time with Green Time

According to by Matt P. Stevenson, Theresa Schilhab & Peter Bentsen in  The New Nature Movement –   nature experiences can be a perfect antidote to the buzzing distraction of modern childhood. After a trip to the forest or the beach, the mind seems reinvigorated. Here’s why. Attention Restoration Theory, first developed by Rachel and Stephen Kaplan, asserts that people can concentrate better after […]

Down Syndrome

The Center for Disease Control shared that Down syndrome is a condition some babies are born with and have the rest of their lives. Even though people with Down syndrome might act and look similar, each person has different talents and the ability to thrive. Learn about Down syndrome and about Mark, an adult living with […]

Today is Global Handwashing Day

The Center for Disease Control invites you to celebrate Global Handwashing Day to promote handwashing with soap in your community and around the world. Established by the Global Handwashing Partnership in 2008, Global Handwashing Day is celebrated each year on October 15 as a way to increase awareness and understanding of the benefits of handwashing with soap. […]

How to motivate yourself to exercise

According to Angie Ruggiero, ACE Certified Personal Trainer with Edward-Elmhurst Health & Fitness, we all have our own fitness goals, including weight loss, muscle gain or just wanting to be healthier. Though we set out to reach these goals, many of us struggle to stay motivated. Here are few fitness tips to keep you focused:   Create […]

Crunch An Apple Today!

Healthy Lombard is encouraging everyone to crunch into an apple TODAY  in a unifying action to raise awareness about eating better diets for our health and the environment, access and affordability of fruits and vegetables, and supporting local farmers. Hundreds of thousands of school students in Illinois will crunch into an apple at lunchtime on […]