Village Proclaims Fitness February

DSCN1152The Village of Lombard Proclaimed the 2nd month of 2015 at Fitness February Month:

WHEREAS, Healthy Lombard was formed in 2009 as a Village-wide initiative to address childhood obesity and promote healthy living throughout the Village of Lombard; and

WHEREAS, under the umbrella of the name “Healthy Lombard” over 40 businesses and organizations have joined together usint the Triple “A” Approachof Awareness, Activities, and Achievement to address this need by providing our community with iesources and information on healthy living ; and

WHEREAS, many children and adults make a resolution each January to adopt a healthier lifestyle, but often need a boost to their resolve a few weeks later;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Keith T. Giagnorio, President of the Village of Lombard,

• Officially proclaim the second month of the year as “Fitness February” in the Village of Lombard;

• Congratulate all the children, adults, and businesses who will receive a Health Hero certificates for practicing and promoting healthy living;

• Remind members of our community who want to make a change in their lifestyle to visit the Healthy Lombard websites ;

•Invite the entire community to visit the Healthy Lombard Fitness February Fair that will be held on February 28, from 10 AM until 2 PM, at Yorktown Center; and

• Recognize the Healthy Lombard Model as a blueprint for other villages and towns to follow in order to make a difference in the health of future generations.

Mark Your Calendar! Plan To Attend and Share!

SeniorFair2014posterClick here to download flyer.

Healthy Lombard will be asking Senior to share for our cable show, Health Local, their Life Long Lessons (on how to stay healthy and enjoy life).  We look forward to seeing you at the fair!

Congratulaions to our Flat Apple Raffle Winners

DSCN1062A very special Thank You to all participants, Sky Centers Martial Arts for allowing to present the prizes at their Open House Event, Healthy Lombard Board Vice President Dan Whittington, Secretary Lisa McDaniel; Members Carl Goldsmith and George Miller; Healthy Lombard Partners: Jennifer McGrath (Points To Wellness, Inc.), Bob Goldin (State Farm Insurance), Dr. Mike Hautamaki (West Suburban Wellness), and the COD Nursing Students for volunteering for this event.

In addition, Thank You to the following Board Members, Partners, and Community businesses for donating either prizes or discounting their purchase:

Advocate Good Samaritan Wellness Center (Swim Lessons)
Best Buy Gift Cards (Jay Wojcik)
Chicago Fire Men’s Soccer Team (Signed Team Poster)
J & R Cycle and Ski (bike discount)
Lombard Park District (Four Golf Packages for parent and chid)
Lombard Skating Rink (Skating for 10 & a Skating Pizza Party)
Mary Kay Gift Basket ( Nancy Magurno, Lombard)
Points To Wellness (Mini Stress Reduction & Relaxation Treatment)
Red Stars Womens’ Soccer Team,(Two Signed Jerseys)
Sky Centers Martial Arts (Three Month Enrollment)
Westin Hotel (Overnight Stay)

The iPad Mini, Beat Headphones and bike purchases were funded through a grant from HealthMart Pharmacies.

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.

We Kick Off Flt Apple Tonight!

ZumbaHealthy Lombard is sponsoring the Flat Apple Program as a way to motivate kids to keep their bodies moving when they are on summer break from school.

Lisa Mc Daniels, from Zumba with Lisa, a Healthy Lombard Partner and Board Member, will lead off with a FREE Family Zumba session at 5:45 PM at the Lombard Cruise Night Stage at Park & St. Charles. We’re including ALL the family because adults are the role models.  If adults follow healthy habits, so will the kids!

Registered participants in the event,  will earn one (1) bite at the apple.  The “bites” are raffle tickets that give participants a chance to win great prizes. Like, a bike from J&R Cycle, an iPad mini, Beat Headphones, a 3-month enrollment at Sky Center Martial Arts, and signed jerseys from the Chgo. Red Stars Soccer team.

So join us tonight for some upbeat, healthy fun!

The more “bites” you and or your child earns, the greater the chance to win a prize.  At the end of the program, winners will be selected at random in a raffle.

To register, just click on the link in the blue bar at the top of the Healthy Lombard website.

    What aerobic exercise does for your health

    DSCN0833The Mayo Clinic shared that regardless of age, weight or athletic ability, aerobic activity is good for you. As your body adapts to regular aerobic exercise, you’ll get stronger and fitter. Consider the following 10 ways that aerobic activity can help you feel better and enjoy life to the fullest.

    Aerobic activity can help you:

    1. Keep excess pounds at bay
      Combined with a healthy diet, aerobic exercise helps you lose weight and keep it off.
    2. Increase your stamina
      Aerobic exercise may make you tired in the short term. But over the long term, you’ll enjoy increased stamina and reduced fatigue.
    3. Ward off viral illnesses
      Aerobic exercise may activate your immune system. This may leave you less susceptible to minor viral illnesses, such as colds and flu.
    4. Reduce your health risks
      Aerobic exercise reduces the risk of many conditions, including obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, stroke and certain types of cancer. Weight-bearing aerobic exercises, such as walking, reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
    5. Manage chronic conditions
      Aerobic exercise may help lower blood pressure and control blood sugar. If you have coronary artery disease, aerobic exercise may help you manage your condition.
    6. Strengthen your heart
      A stronger heart doesn’t need to beat as fast. A stronger heart also pumps blood more efficiently, which improves blood flow to all parts of your body.
    7. Keep your arteries clear
      Aerobic exercise boosts your high-density lipoprotein (HDL), the “good,” cholesterol, and lowers your low-density lipoprotein (LDL), the “bad,” cholesterol. This may result in less buildup of plaques in your arteries.
    8. Boost your mood
      Aerobic exercise may ease the gloominess of depression, reduce the tension associated with anxiety and promote relaxation.
    9. Stay active and independent as you age
      Aerobic exercise keeps your muscles strong, which can help you maintain mobility as you get older.Aerobic exercise also keeps your mind sharp. At least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise three days a week appears to reduce cognitive decline in older adults.
    10. Live longer
      Studies show that people who participate in regular aerobic exercise live longer than those who don’t exercise regularly.

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    contest

    Enter The Your Healthy Life Made Easy!™ Greater Lombard Area Weight Loss Transformation Contest

    Residents of Lombard, Villa Park, Glendale Heights, Glen Ellyn, Downers Grove and Oakbrook Terrace who are 18 years or older now have a great opportunity to change their lives by getting healthy and losing weight with the Your Healthy Life Made Easy!™ Greater Lombard Area Weight Loss Transformation Contest.

    The Grand Prize Winner will be coached personally by Lombard neighbor and Healthy Lombard Partner Wellcoaches® and ACE® Certified Health and Wellness Coach and Weight Loss Coach Melanie Jordan for six months for FREE!

    And EVERYONE who enters the Your Healthy Life Made Easy!™ Greater Lombard Area Weight Loss Transformation Contest will receive 1 free month in the Your Healthy Life Made Easy!™ Do It Yourself Healthy Weight Loss Program at the Deluxe Level (which includes email coaching)–so everyone is going to be a winner and get some help with healthy weight loss!

    Entries are being accepted by Coach Melanie from August 15th to September 15th, 2013 at http://www.yourhealthylifemadeeasy.com/weightlosscontest.html where full contest details and rules are listed, and the winner will be announced on the Healthy Lombard site and at Melanie’s blog at YourHealthyLifeMadeEasy.com on September 22nd, 2013.

    This contest is Coach Melanie’s way of giving back to the community and helping others who have struggled with their weight like she did in the past before she lost and kept off 48 pounds and went from a size 14 to 6.  So get your entry in and please share this post with someone in the area whose life you’d like to help change.

    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

    http://youtu.be/S-mLenC-OMU

    Check out the great Healthy Hints folks shared when they visited the Healthy Lombard display at the 2013 Fitness February Fair.

    Go to:  http://youtu.be/S-mLenC-OMU

    Many thanks to Karey for doing such a wonderful job!

    Fitness February Fair A Huge Success

    On Saturday, February 16, 2013, Healthy Lombard hosted its 3rd Annual Fitness February Fair. Due to increased interest the Fair, which was previously held in the Community Room of the Lombard Village Hall, relocated to the Yorktown Shopping Center.

    The Fair featured health-related displays, free health screenings, and the opportunity to participate in interactive presentations and forums.In addition, there were stage presentations every half hour beginning at 10 AM. At 1:30 PM Health Heroes, individual nominated for recognition because they have made a notable effort to improve their health situation during 2012, were acknowledged for their achievements. Read more