Entries by Juanita

Smoking at Home

The Team at  Porch recently surveyed 1,000 people to see how they felt about smoking in the home and uncovered some surprising trends.  In an article they posted at  https://porch.com/resource/home-smoking-ban they stated that shared that by now, you probably don’t need anyone telling you smoking cigarettes is bad for your health. With the U.S. implementing “no smoking” […]

Flexibility matters

Marlene Cimons wrote for The Washington Post that from the 1960s to the late 1990s, fitness professionals firmly believed that static stretching was a useful adjunct before exercise, warming up the muscles and, in doing so, preventing injury. Later, however, research suggested the opposite was true — that it caused muscle fatigue and slower sprinting […]

New flu recommendations

Advocate Children’s Hospital shared with the Daily Herald that fall may have just arrived, but a warning has already been issued about the upcoming flu season. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released flu vaccine recommendations for the 2018-2019 flu season that advise all children ages 6 months and older receive a flu shot as […]

5 myths about flu shots

Sivakami Krishnan, whose MD Specialty is Family Medicine shared in the Edwards-Elmhurst Health Blog that each fall, health organizations begin an annual push for people to get flu shots. Unfortunately, less than half of the adult population takes heed and actually gets a shot. Maybe, relatively young, healthy people think, why bother? Perhaps you’ve even seen a social […]

Children in Green Urban Spaces ‘Perform Better Academically’

According to Child in the City author, Simon Weedy green space has a ‘positive role in cognitive functioning’, of which spatial working memory is strongly related with academic achievement in children, particularly in maths. That’s the conclusion of researchers at the University College London Institute of Education, who looked at the working memories of more than […]

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 […]