After the long winter, many of us are struggling with a few extra pounds. But is the cause of weight gain an attempt a t human hibernation or is it emotional eating? Check out this short article on WebMD about the causes of binge eating. Elizabeth Lee, writes about former FDA Commissioner David Kessler, MD’s comments about how our biology and our neurology are culprits in the overeating process. Read the post, “Compulsive Overeating and How to Stop It” here. Then have a carrot and a cucumber!
Her list includes:
Broadway Armory Park
Chicago Park District’s Indoor recreation building at 5917 N Broadway. Gym and track open Mondays-Fridays 7am to 9pm. Indoor climbing Wall open 6:30pm-8:30pm (Register online at chicagoparkdistrict.com)
Grounds For Hope Café
Three themed play rooms in Lisle, IL: Treasure House, Wonder House and Tree House for kids to explore. Grounds offers craft classes, Spanish lessons and music courses as well as the big play rooms. Free Wi-Fi for parents. 2701 Maple Ave, Lisle (630-390-1290, groundsforhopecafe.org). Free. Ages 10 and under. Open Mon–Sat 9am–7pm; Sun 9am–1pm.
Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens
Chicago Park District building in the South Loop boasts a climbing wall and a jungle gym and playhouse with padded floor. Located at 1801 S Indiana Ave (312-328-0821). Free. Ages six months–12. Open Mon, Fri 9am–6:30pm; Tue noon–6:30pm; Wed noon–5pm; Thu, Sat 1:30–4:30pm.
• CBS Chicago’s Best Bad Weather Activities For Kids In Chicago click here.
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Working Well Massage chair massage stations inside Whole Foods Market will be closed today, January 6, due to extreme weather conditions. We will reopen at our regular hours on Tuesday, January 7 at Noon in both locations.
Working Well Massage Locations in Chicago:
• Gold Cost 30 w Huron, Chicago, IL
• Lincoln Park 1550 N Kingsbury, Chicago IL
For more info on our chair massage services at Whole Foods Markets, click here.
Stay warm and safe today, Chicago!
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for the Working Well Resources blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 29,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 11 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
Happy Holidays to our readers and clients! Enjoy time with friends, family and share a few moments of yourself, the most precious gift you can give, the present!
Yesterday, I ran across a great site for kids health! It is called Kidshealth.org. They have both a written blog and an audio blog that kids can listen to. The site has many resources for kids, teens and for parents, each under their own tab at the top of the page.
For kids with ADHD, anger or anxiety issues, or kids dealing with trauma or loss, it can be confusing and scary to go to therapy or see a psychiatrist. this blog post here does a great job explaining therapy to children. And instead of having parents read the post to their children, the blog provides an audio version of the post so that kids can listen to it. However, the audio voice is kind of robotic ,so parent may want to read the article to their kids out loud if the child cannot focus on the audio. Here is the blog post: Going to a Psychologist, Psychiatrist, or Therapist.
Kidshealth.org has a lot of good info about feelings, handling bullying, dealing with puberty and changes in the body and more! The site has a great list of blog posts about feelings that are explained in language children can understand. Here is a list of topics they cover to teach kids about their feelings:
- Being Afraid
- Dealing With Bullies
- Dealing With Peer Pressure
- Five Steps for Fighting Stress
- Going to a Psychologist, Psychiatrist, or Therapist
- How Can I Feel Better About My Body?
- How Do I Help a Kid Who’s Bullied?
- How to Be a Good Sport
- How to Handle Abuse
- Kids With Special Needs
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Taking Charge of Anger
- Talking to Your Parents
- The Scoop on Gossip
- The Story on Self-Esteem
- The Story on Stress
- Train Your Temper
- Video: Welcome Home Yoga
- What Kids Say About: Bullying
- What Kids Say About: Drinking Alcohol
- What Kids Say About: Worrying
- What Should I Do if My Family Fights?
- When Somebody Dies
Check the website out if you are a parent or work with kids and tell us what you think about it was it useful to you? Did your child find it useful!?