Thank you for picking up the June issue of Healthy Living News. Our cover this month features the annual Ohio/Michigan 8K/5K, “The Original Border Battle Run and Race in Two States,” to be held Thursday, July 9, 2015 at Sylvania’s Centennial Quarry. Sponsored by Dave’s Performance Footgear, this weekday evening event promises a mix of summer fun and a little friendly competition, and we’re especially proud to serve as a forum to help promote family-friendly events like this. See page 5 for more details.
Our cover inset this month is a photo from the YMCA’s free Splash program, which teaches kids ages 3 to 12 the essentials of water safety and basic swimming skills. Splash, to be held this year from June 15 to 18 at six area locations, is just one of many different swimming programs offered through the Y. Be sure to read the article on page 8 for more information and some timely water-safety tips.
Also in this issue, Sue Mahoney-Stombaugh of The Toledo Clinic Cancer Centers discusses the positive trend of cancer survivorship and the challenges that come with it (p. 6), Dr. Jeffrey Bair of ProMedica Physicians Orthopaedics explains that men, too, are vulnerable to osteoporosis (p. 11), Dr. Mickey Frame of Frame Chiropractic and Acupuncture and Dr. Mike Jajuga of Foundation Chiropractic Clinic share their insights on providing post-surgical spine rehab using the innovative Laser Spine Institute protocol (p. 14), Toledo Clinic allergist/immunologist Dr. Binod Thakur tells readers how to “take the sting out of insect allergies and anaphylaxis” (p. 10), and Mercy marketing pros Kathy Valtin and Sarah Velliquette urge area residents to get “heart smart” by taking part in the Heart of West Toledo Challenge—another family friendly community event (p. 40).
June is a month for graduations, weddings, and, of course, healthy outdoor activities. And the Toledo area offers all sorts of opportunities to get moving in the great outdoors—from tennis to swimming to hiking, boating, or biking and just about any other activity that might interest you. We encourage you and your family to make the most of them!
Until next month, stay safe, active, and healthy!