Category: Health and Fitness

157. Top 4 Reasons Travel is Good for Your Health

 Summer travel plans? When you think of travel, do you think of it as a healthy activity? According to USA Student Travel, there are four reasons why travel is healthy…
1.  Exercise
Even if your trip does not include heart-pumping activities like kayaking or skiing, the distance you walk on a day-to-day basis while you are traveling is sure to be greater than normal. Whether you are exploring the halls of a museum or climbing the stairs of a national monument, you are sure to get an extra dose of exercise.
2.  Variety
We all know how it feels to be stuck in a rut and feel stressed and overwhelmed in everyday life. Travel offers an escape from the routine and a break-up of the monotony. You’ll do things you don’t normally do while you travel, whether it’s experience new places, new foods and even new people. Anyone who has traveled knows the benefits of coming back from an inspiring trip, feeling refreshed and rejuvenated with a ton of memorable experiences.
3.  Getting Outdoors
On any trip you are more likely to be outside longer than usual. Whether you’re exploring a national park, beautiful beach or just walking between destinations, there are plenty of benefits from being outside and breathing fresh air. Not to mention all the D vitamins you’ll soak up from the sun, as long you protectyourself accordingly.
4.  Reducing Stress
We all know thatchronic stress is terrible for your health. It can cause a number of different diseases and have a negative impact on your immune system. Fortunately, it is difficult to be stressed while you are watching a Broadway show or going on a sunset cruise.
Dr. Ann O’Connor-Trauscht, family medicine doctor on staff at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, in Barrington, Illinois, sees many patients before they are going on vacation or making an international trip. Dr. Trauscht provides a pre-travel medical evaluation, including ensuring travelers are up-to-date on vaccinations.
“I have noticed that for many people, travel is good medicine,” explains Trauscht. “When you travel, you put your brain into a place that is novel and complex. Your brain reacts by being engaged, and you begin to process on a deep level. Traveling can also be a great stress reliever and help people live longer, healthier and more fulfilled lives.”
Another recent study confirmed that traveling is beneficial to your health.…

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154. CrossFit and ChiroFit Team Up for Student Athletes

 Calling all middle school, high school and college athletes: It’s time to get fit! ChiroFit chiropractor Dr. Dave Crosson and CrossFit Barrington co-owners/coaches Brian Niven and Chris Bluse have joined forces to create a new summer Athletic Enhancement program to help you improve your game – whatever that game may be. Their goal is to provide a structured, safe, and properly coached program that addresses the whole athlete.
All three coaches are former college athletes: Dr. Dave Crosson played basketball, and CrossFit Coaches and Co-Owners Brian Niven and Chris Bluse were Division 1 and professional lacrosse players. Their athletic and professional experiences equip them with an exceptional knowledge base, all of which they applied in the creation of this program.
Dr. Crosson, who goes by “Dr. Dave” at ChiroFit, found CrossFit Barrington through a patient. He was immediately hooked on the diverse workouts, and has worked out there 5-6 days per week ever since. “In two years of working with CrossFit, I’ve personally seen more gains in strength and overall athletic ability than anywhere since I got out of college,” he says……

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59. Good Shepherd Hospital Honors Nurses for Earning Magnet® Recognition for Excellence

 The 490 registered nurses who work at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital are wearing a meaningful and hard-earned new symbol of excellence this week.
After achieving Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence in December, they received pins recognizing that honor during a joyful and emotional ceremony with their fellow hospital associates and administrators on Friday.
Today, they wear those pins with pride knowing they have the confidence of, not only the American Nurses Credentialing Center that issues Magnet® recognition, but also patients like Kitty Ferrantella.
Kitty returned for the Magnet pinning ceremony to share a personal story about how a nurse gave her hope when she was very sick and being cared for at Good Shepherd.  We were there to witness the emotional reunion when Kitty reconnected with that nurse, for the first time, since her stay at the hospital.
Kitty was admitted to Good Shepherd in the summer of 2012 after having serious complications from a procedure performed at another hospital.  She says an exchange with her nurse lifted her spirits and brought her great comfort at a very low point in her recovery……

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44. Health Beat: Cool Heart Treatment for a Return to a Normal Lifestyle

 Feeling an occasional mild flutter in your chest, slightly lightheaded, or occasionally being a bit tired are things many of us may have felt at some time in our lives.
John Thibault, a 47 year old sergeant with the Wauconda Police Department, started having these occurrences more frequently right after a very bad chest cold.
“I figured it was probably a combination of the chest cold and stress that was causing the symptoms,” John said.
A co-worker jokingly teased him saying that he should go to the doctor because if he died he didn’t want to do this job by himself. In jest, but with serious undertones, John decided to consult his physician……

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