Why students need eye exams

eye examThe Daily Herald Newspaper posted this good advise on August 25, 2014:

As students head back to school, the American Optometric Association is reminding parents to schedule a comprehensive eye exam, NBC-South Bend reports.

One in four students in kindergarten through sixth grade has an undetected vision problem, which can interfere with their ability to read and learn, the group says.

It’s best to get your child’s eyes checked once they start kindergarten.

Although some schools do vision screens, complicated vision problems are often overlooked. A comprehensive eye exam can catch a lazy eye, farsightedness or even more serious problems that need to be diagnosed early.

Some key signs to look for this school season, if you think your child might have a vision problem, include often getting headaches or a child who does well on tests but doesn’t pay attention in class because he or she can’t see the board.

Be extra cautious against WNV over Labor Day

3495411871-1County residents are reminded to be extra diligent during the approaching Labor Day weekend and protect themselves from mosquito bites that could lead to West Nile virus (WNV) infection. The Health Department has raised its Personal Protection Index (PPI) from level one (low) to level two (moderate) because of an increase in the number of mosquito batches testing positive for WNV.

Level two indicates that there are high numbers of infected mosquitoes in most areas, which could potentially increase the likelihood for human cases to appear. At this time, there have been no confirmed human cases of WNV reported in DuPage County this year. Level two cautions residents to drain any standing water around their homes and defend by wearing an insect repellent containing DEET when outdoors, especially during prime times of mosquito activity like between dusk and dawn.

 

County residents will be enjoying the great outdoors and traveling during the Labor Day weekend and they are advised by the Health Department to be cautious, but not curtail any outdoor plans.

The Health Department encourages residents to follow the “4 Ds of Defense,” which include draining standing water, using insect repellent to defend yourself, dressing with long sleeves and pants to cover your skin and being especially careful between dusk and dawn, when mosquitoes are most active.

The PPI widget provides a real-time snapshot of WNV activity, which ranges from zero to three, zero meaning there is no risk and three announcing a high level of risk with multiple confirmed human cases of WNV.  View the PPI widget at  www.dupagehealth.org. Many community partners including townships, municipalities and park districts, also have posted the PPI widget on their websites. Residents who click on the widget will be linked to the Health Department’s “Fight the Bite” page for additional information.  The Health Department monitors WNV activity by collecting and testing mosquitoes in traps located throughout the county.

Fitness for Body & BRAIN

adultmainpage-r2You are invited to experience something NEW!
Peggy Kinst of Ageless Grace &
Tami Neumann of
VIRTUAL DEMENTIA TOURS
are inviting you to experience demonstrations of
AGELESS GRACE…
“timeless, fun fitness for body & BRAIN”…that “almost anyone can do!”…in a chair… based on the Science of Neuroplasticity and Movementplus

VIRTUAL DEMENTIA TOURS
designed to give you a hands-on insight into of how it feels to have Dementia.

Demonstrations every 30 minutes on September 6, 10am – 4pm
beginning with Ageless Grace at 10:00am

HOPE COVENANT CHURCH
14401 West Avenue, Orland Park, Il

 

Get Moving!

ch3The “A Year of Being Well”  Newsletters shared that some people dread the thought of physical activity even though adults need at least 30 minutes each day and kids ages 6 and older need at least 60 minutes. Reasons for lacking enough physical activity vary. Perhaps being active seems tough because you’re not in shape or you have trouble finding time in the day? Whatever your reasons, there are affordable ways to keep moving that can fit into your busy schedule. It’s important for families to understand that small, easy steps can significantly increase your family’s prospects for healthier lives.

Explore new ideas to get your kids moving more. Doing things as a family will help you ensure you’re all getting the amount of physical activity you need. Play ball or tag. Ride bikes. Take a Walk to Be Well. Physical activity doesn’t have to be something you dread. Find an activity you like and do it every day!

Balance Weight Center Presents Nutrition Session on October 4th.

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Click on the graphic above to download the informational flyer.

Registration and a participation fee  is required for this event. It will be held at the Balance Weight Loss Center located at 2525 Ogden Avenue. Downers Grove, IL 60515, Phone: 630-929-3009, Web: www.balanceweightcenter.com

Parent Education Session

  • Food demonstration

Learn about:

  • Energy balance
  • Portion size
  • Maintaining healthy weight

Kid Education Session

  • Hands on activities
  • Nutrition Education
  • Kids make a healthy snack.

Knee Pain – The Closest You'll Ever Get to a Panacea

lDerek Unnasch, (Derek@elitextraining.com)
the Owner and a Trainer at Elite X Training in Lombard, IL shares this information about knee pain:

For the last 25 years, I have exercised consistently without ever taking off more than a week  – including the two months I spent recouping from a catastrophic ankle break on crutches. Up until a couple years ago, I went to extremes to maintain big and powerful legs, hoping to keep that condition indefinitely. I pounded my joints mercilessly and without rest, never pondering the consequences of such punishment

Not surprisingly, the price I paid for a quarter century of overtraining was knee pain – bad knee pain! Walking down stairs was the worst. I was resolved to the idea that I must cease training my legs. That was until my mother came to town for a visit. She comes from a long line of bad knees. Her brother just had double knee replacement surgery and my mother had been seeking treatment for her own bad knees. She happened to relate to me something that her doctor had suggested that intrigued me. He recommended that she take massive doses of fish oil pills every day, noting that its daily consumption was accompanied by impressive therapeutic results. Now, I don’t know what constitutes a massive dose, as each horse pill looks like a massive dose in and of itself, but I thought I’d give it a try. Read more

Free Ageless Grace® Demo Classes in Lombard – Anti-Aging Fitness for Body and Brain

Certified Ageless Grace® Educator Melanie Jordan will be offering three free demo classes of the Ageless Grace Anti-Aging Fitness Program for body and brain in Lombard the week of July 21st.

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What is Ageless Grace?

It’s an anti-aging fitness program for body AND brain based on the science of neuroplasticity.  Each of the 21 simple tools focus on the healthy longevity of the body, mind, emotions and spirit.  It’s a creative, lively chair-based class set to upbeat popular music with natural moves (no choreography to learn).

It’s for baby boomers, all ages and abilities of seniors and those with weight, joint, diabetes, MS and other challenges, as well as those in wheelchairs or with other physical limitations love it!  This class is for anyone at any age who is interested in aging gracefully using timeless anti-aging techniques for the body and brain that almost anyone can do!™

When and Where are the FREE Ageless Grace Demo Classes?

Monday July 21st 1 – 1:45 PM, Helen Plum Library, 110 W. Maple St. in Lombard Register at: http://helenplum.org/adults-50-plus or call (630) 627-0316.  This is the July Senior Social Program.

Tuesday July 22nd and Thursday July 24th 10:15 – 10:45 AM, York Center Park District, 1609 S. Luther Ave in Lombard, just up from Meyers Rd, call or text Melanie to reserve your spot at (949) 285-7770 Cell.

These three free demo classes are a great opportunity to see what Ageless Grace is all about and how much fun you can have!

Those who are interested in taking Ageless Grace with Melanie Jordan ongoing can register for one of her 6-week classes at York Center Park District. The next ones start on Tuesday 7/29 and Thursday 7/31 10:15 – 10:45 AM for just $20 per 6-week class, $35 for both Tuesday and Thursday. The classes are also Silver Sneakers FLEX Program approved and are free to Silver Sneakers members with their current membership card.  To register online go to: www.ycpdfun.com or call (630) 629-0886.

 

Melanie Jordan is an ACE® Group Fitness Certified and Silver Sneakers FLEX Program Instructor and Wellcoaches® and ACE Certified Health and Wellness Coach and Healthy Lombard Partner who specializes in senior fitness and teaches Zumba Gold at York Senior Center in Lombard and Mayslake Village Senior Center in Oak Brook and Ageless Grace and Senior Strength and Circuit Training at York Center Park District in Lombard.

Copyright 2014 Your Healthy Life Made Easy LLC

 

Hot Spot #3 is on July 1 at the Taste of Lombard

TOL NEW logoBGOur third  “Hot Spot” will be at the Taste of Lombard on Tuesday, July 1.

We will have a table near the Carnival entrance where you can fill out your raffle ticket for attending.

Then, if you participate in our Fitness Challenges (by the musical stage)  at 6 PM, 6:45 PM, 8 PM and/or 8:45 PM you will receive another ticket! The challenge includes  activities such as jumping rope, using a hula hoop, and doing jumping jacks – all easy and fun activities.

Reminder: use your copy of our logo (Flat Apple) when you take your “Healthy Selfies” during the challenge to be credited with two additional raffle tickets!

All you have to do is send the photos to us at jay@healthylombard.com and we will fill out the e-tickets for you.