Entries by Juanita

Confused by Nutrition Research?

According to Jane E. Brody a Personal Health columnist for the New York Times, a  new book by Marion Nestle, the unstated goal of most company-sponsored studies is to increase the bottom line. For example, after decades of research-supported dietary advice to reduce saturated fats to minimize the risk of heart disease and stroke, along comes a new observational study of […]

Engaging Parents to Promote Healthy Schools

The Center for Disease Control shared that parents have a powerful role in supporting children’s health and learning. Use CDC’s resources to help parents get involved in creating a healthier school! Schools, parents, and students benefit from parents being involved in their children’s school. Students who have parents involved in their school lives are more […]

The healthiest diet?

LINDSAY MOYER shared in The Nutrition Action Newsletter that if you want to protect your heart, eat more fruits and veggies, and cut unhealthy carbs, one of the healthiest diets—it’s endorsed by the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, and other health authorities—is DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension). That’s because a DASH-style diet […]

Help kids manage their holiday expectations

The holiday season seems to start earlier every year. By the time Thanksgiving arrives, many kids will have worked themselves into a frenzy that often is followed by disappointment and tears. So what can you do to help your children manage holiday expectations? According to experts with the Amita Health Pediatrics Institute, the first step […]

Healthy Kids Running Series

Healthy Lombard was proud to partner with Healthy Kids Running Series, a national, community-based non-profit that provides a fun, inclusive, five-week running series for ages 2-14 designed for kids to get active, experience accomplishment, and lay the foundation for a healthy lifestyle. We look forward to working with them again next year. They have another activity that […]

Autumn Health Care Checklist: Top 5 to-dos

Teri Dreher, RN, CCRN, iRNPA, BCPA, is an award-winning RN patient advocate and a pioneer in the growing field of private patient advocacy who wrote for the Daily Herald Newspaper that ‘Tis the season to not only anticipate the holidays and brace for winter but to handle some essential annual healthcare activities. They’re too important to […]

Workout tricks?

Christopher Ingraham shared in The Washington Post that according to Richard Thaler, the University of Chicago economist who last year won a Nobel Prize in part for his work on the subject, a  “nudge” is a policy intervention that “alters people’s behavior in a predictable way without forbidding any options or significantly changing their economic incentives.” […]

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day – Oct. 27

Residents can bring unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal to the Lombard Police Department at 235 E. Wilson Ave., on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The National Prescription Drug Take-Back event addresses the vital public safety and public health issue of prescription drug abuse and accidental poisonings. Many […]

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 […]