fitness and health

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

  May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month? Don’t worry if you haven’t heard of this, this article is here to give you a basic breakdown of the month. What is it? National Physical Fitness and Sports Month is, essentially, a way to bring awareness to the benefits of getting out there and…

eye exam

Children’s Eye Exams and Why They are Important

  Eye exams can alert an eye care professional to deficiencies in vision, but annual eye exams can also reveal other issues not related to the eye as well. For instance, diabetes can be detected through an eye exam, and, for children, suspected learning disabilities can be attributed to a simple vision problem. For…

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Managing Stress for Parents

  Parents of children of all ages are forced to face many stressors in their relationships with others and in their hectic lives. Whether a stay-at-home parent or a working parent, there are many roles to juggle. Whether it’s the spousal relationship, teamwork among coworkers, or rushing kids to various extracurricular activities, the everyday…

brussel sprouts

Sautéed Shredded Brussels Sprouts

  Ingredients: 1 pound Brussels sprouts 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 clove garlic, minced 1 teaspoon smoked sweet paprika Zest of 1/2 lemon 2 teaspoons lemon juice (or more, to taste) 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves Salt Freshly ground black pepper   Directions: Trim the Brussels sprouts, rinse in cold water. Cut each sprout…

thyroid

Thyroid Disease Symptoms

  Thyroid issues can impact both men and women but are more common in women than men. Statistics say that around thirty million people in the United States are victims of thyroid conditions with half of those suffering with no diagnosis of the problem. The thyroid, is a butterfly-shaped gland in the neck that…

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Volunteering- Why is it Good for You?

  We oftentimes think of volunteering as solely helping the organizations and people we’re offering our time to, but volunteering can have great benefits that aren’t just for the people we’re helping. Volunteering can lead to getting out of your social circle, and meeting new people you wouldn’t have met otherwise, which can turn…

work health

Tips on How to Start a Physical Health Group at Work

  We all know how important our physical health is, and many people have different methods of managing their health, however most of those methods take place outside of the workplace.  Since most people spend 40 hours or more per week at their workplace, it makes sense to also implement some type of physical…

food allergy

Canada’s Food Allergy Awareness Month

  The month of May for Canada is known as Food Allergy Awareness Month, and Food Allergy Canada is dedicated to creating awareness of food allergens and conducting research on how to combat them. Two accomplishments that the group is especially proud of are their part in making food labels easier to read and…

regional

Events – May 2017

Calendar of Events – May 2017    United States Properties Marseilles, Illinois CincoK-5K May 6th The Annual 5K walk and run that kicks off the Cinco de Mayo Festival! Sponsored by the city of Rochelle and HOPE of Ogle County. Push for the Path PeppRUNi 5K Run/Walk-May 13th In nearby Yorkville, join Push for the Path…

sleep

How Sleep Affects People Physically

  Getting an adequate amount of sleep every day is crucial to keeping your mind and body healthy. Research shows that there is more to sleep deprivation than just being tired. In fact, lack of sleep can even lead to chronic diseases and death. Let’s get into some things to be aware of. Accidents…