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Health Educators, Please Stop “Educating”

An article recently released by Money investigated current economic trends to predict the fastest growing jobs. I was excited to see that one of the “best jobs you’ve never heard of” is a Health Educator. I have been a practicing Health Educator since 2004 and have witnessed the demand for these professionals increase over the .. read more

Need Healthcare? When and Where to Go

It’s 2:00 AM, and the baby is screaming. Your nerves are on edge, and thoughts race through your mind. Is it a fever? Is he hurt? How serious is this? What should I do? A frightened, panicked parent may think, “I don’t want to be that parent who ignored all of the warning signs. I’d .. read more

EHS Joins the Fun at El Valor’s Family Fun Walk

On Sunday June 8, EHS participated in the El Valor Family Fun Walk. The event began with a 2.6-mile walk through the little village community to raise funds and awareness for El Valor, a local non-profit organization that serves people with different abilities. About 300 enthusiastic families participated in the walk. They started the morning .. read more

Three Keys to Finding Life Balance

Finding life balance is suddenly a conversation that everyone seems to be having. From national debates about Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In movement to friends chatting over lunch, it seems like everyone is asking how to find life balance. Many of us tie the idea of balance to control—in fact, the very definition of balance includes maintaining .. read more

11 Reasons to Rediscover the Joy of Dance

I discovered the joy of dance when I was three, bopping to my favorite song, Lionel Richie’s “All Night Long.” My mom said she witnessed me become mesmerized by the music and discover the rhythm in that moment. And I was forever hooked (on dance, not Lionel Richie). Growing up, I performed in countless dance .. read more

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An Inside Look at EHS’ Social Mission Committee

In October 2012, EHS launched the Social Mission Committee, bringing together a group dedicated to developing and executing our social mission. Here we are, more than a year later, and I want to take a moment to reflect on my experience as a member of the first SMC committee. It has been more than just .. read more

EHS Team Volunteers at Kelly Hall YMCA

Last weekend, our social mission committee led the charge to bring team members to volunteer at the Kelly Hall YMCA. Every month, the Chicago Food Depository delivers and unpacks trucks full of free food for community members in need. We were originally planning on helping out at the food stations, but our team was asked .. read more

Are Your Friends Making You Fat?

Look around you; look at your friends, family members and co-workers. A landmark study about how obesity spreads found that whether they live near or far, friends and family have a huge influence on your life. They influence your thoughts, beliefs, behaviors and even your weight. We know that colds and flus are contagious—but weight .. read more

EHS Volunteers With Girls On The Run

Last Saturday, 11 EHS volunteers got together to support the Girls on The Run – Chicago 5K at Toyota Park in Bridgeview. Girls on the Run is a non-profit on a mission to inspire girls to be healthy and confident. Its after school program for girls 8-14 integrates training for a 5K run and lessons .. read more

Are You Living Up to Your Greatest Potential?

Every day, I witness people—members that I am coaching, co-workers I chat with in the kitchen—respond to the simple question, “How Are You?” with “I’m fine.” Regardless of how they truly feel, “I’m fine” is the standard response. I don’t think that someone who is “fine” is really living up to his or her greatest .. read more

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