June is Men’s Health Month

The DuPage County Health Department reminds men that just a few lifestyle changes will result in a healthier and longer life.

Statistics show that men die earlier than women, but more than half of these early deaths can be prevented.  The Health Department recommends these changes

  • Eat more fruits and vegetables.
  • Keep serving sizes in check; watch your intake of salt, fat and empty calories.
  • Get enough sleep.
  • Protect yourself from injuries at work, home or play.
  • Get at least 30 minutes of physical activity most days.
  •  Quit smoking.
  • If you drink, do so in moderation. Read more

Avoid The Sun; Avoid Skin Cancer

In honor of “May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month,”  the DuPage County Health Department  reminds residents to protect themselves from the sun, which can damage skin in as little as 15 minutes.

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Even if it’s cool and cloudy, you still need protection.
Take precautions against sun exposure every day of the year, especially during midday hours (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) when ultraviolet (UV) rays are strongest and do the most damage. UV rays can reach you on cloudy days, and can reflect off of surfaces like water, cement and sand.

The Health Department recommends these precautions:

  • Seek shade, especially during midday hours.
  • Cover up with clothing to protect exposed skin.
  • Wear a hat with a wide brim to shade the face, head, ears, and neck.
  • Wear sunglasses that wrap around and block as many rays as possible.
  • Put on sunscreen with a sun protective factor (SPF) 15 or higher.
  • Avoid tanning beds and sunlamps. The UV rays from them are as dangerous as the UV rays from the sun.

Get Moving: Adding Activity for Better Health

Do you want to make everyday tasks easier? Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center is hosting a seminar that will educate you with simple ways to add extra movement into your daily life thereby improving your overall health and fitness. These new ideas can also improve the quality and enjoyment of your workout. 

Learn easy ways to add small amounts of activity throughout your day whether you’re stuck at work or do not belong to a workout facility. 

Already exercising?  You will be provided with ideas on how to revamp your workout using technology tools such as heart rate monitors and phone applications.  This will make your workout more interesting which can boost your results and keep you coming back for more fun. 

This lecture will run Tuesday, April 2nd from 1pm-2pm and Wednesday April 3rd from 7pm-8pm.  Everyone is welcome as this is a free event to all community members.

Call or check out the website for information on additional educational seminars that are hosted weekly at Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center. Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center is located at 3551 Highland Avenue in Downers Grove.  Check in at the front desk and head upstairs to learn something new!

Healthy Lombard Will Participate in District 87's GPS Series

On April 10, 2013, preceding  a special GPS (Glenbard Parent Series) presentation entitled, ” Navigating Healthy Parenting” that will focus on how to combat the growing obesity epidemic and action items parents can take to make the health choice the easy choice, Healthy Lombard will participate in Glenbard’s Second Annual Wellness Expo.

Visitors to the Healthy Lombard booth will have the opportunity to “hunt” for the “Key To Good Health”  and have an opportunity to share, on camera,  a Healthy Hint.  The “hints” will be used on Healthy Lombard’s new cable show, “Health Local.” Read more

Dr. Tim Shares Information on Chiropractic Health

Dr. Tim Weselak is a guest on the April 2013 edition of SchoolScape, the District 44 cable television program. In order to share his presentation with a wider audience, it has been uploaded to the Healthy Lombard You Tube Channel.

You can view it by clicking here.