Archives: wellness wednesday

Wellness Wednesday: Negative Weights, Brain Manual, Mumps Update

Negative weight training might sound like a theoretical physics term, but it’s a recent fitness trend that helps keep people fit for life. We’ll learn how weight lowering may be more important than lifting. Then we’ll get a peek at a new owner’s guide to the human brain, and an update on the mumps outbreak that has sickened over 200 people.

Wellness Wednesday: Caffeine, Cycling, Evidence-Based Medicine

About 63 million Americans start the day with a cup of coffee, and most of them suffer no ill effects. But the caffeine in our beverages has real health consequences. This hour we’ll take a look at the US’s most popular and least regulated drug. Then we’ll see how cycling stacks up as a way to get fit, and get the latest on evidence-based medicine

Wellness Wednesday: Allergies, Obamacare, Test Tube Organs

You should take good care of your organs; they don’t grow on trees. Now, they grow in laboratories. This hour we’ll talk about how the field of regenerative medicine is giving patients a second chance. We’ll also learn how to cope with spring allergies as the weather warms, and get the latest on Obamacare as the enrollment deadline looms.

Wellness Wednesday: OSU Mumps, Plastic Dangers, Fitness Trackers

When you sit down to eat a meal, you’re not only eating the foods you’ve prepared, but some of the packaging they came in. This hour we’ll learn about the dangers of the plastics we ingest every day. We’ll also get the latest on the mumps outbreak at Ohio State and learn which fitness tracking devices are worth the money.

Wellness Wednesday: Yoga Rx, Food Labels, Health Communication

Look at the nutrition label on a pint of ice cream, and you’ll see it contains four servings. But has anyone eaten just one serving? This hour we’ll talk about the FDA’s new proposed food labels, which include more realistic serving size info, and a host of other changes. We’ll also learn about yoga as medicine, and how to communicate with an MD.

Wellness Wednesday: Mammograms, Fit Cities, Nutrition Tips

By now we all know we should hit the gym, but sometimes we’d rather visit a museum or see a concert by the river. Thanks to some innovative architects, Columbus residents don’t have to choose between physical and social wellness. We’ll learn more this hour. We’ll also look at a controversial new mammogram study, and get the latest nutrition news.

Wellness Wednesday: Diet Soda Sabotage, Clean Sleep, Obamacare

If you have a dirty mind, no worries. A good night’s sleep won’t erase all non-PG thoughts from your head, but it will clear your brain of dangerous toxins. This hour, we’ll talk about sleep as nature’s cleaning agent. We’ll also find out why fewer calories in a cup may equal more calories on a plate, and get the latest in the rollout of Obamacare.

Wellness Wednesday: Alzheimer’s Test, Taft’s Fats, Obamacare

Over 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s, and for many people over 50, a forgotten phone number can feel like the beginning of a long decline. We’ll talk about a test to help detect the early symptoms of cognitive decline. We’ll also compare President Taft’s weight loss struggles with our own, and get the latest on the rollout of Obamacare.

Wellness Wednesday: Stressed Kids, Nutrition News, Obamacare

In the winter, it can be hard to kickstart your car’s engine. But if you’ve tried to get out of bed on a January morning, you’ve probably had trouble kickstarting yourself. This hour we’ll talk about how to fill your body with nutritional high-test. We’ll also learn how to help kids with anxiety and depression, and more on the rollout of Obamacare.

Wellness Wednesday: Exercise Cure, 2013 Health News, Obamacare

When a doctor gives you a prescription, you usually go to the pharmacy to get it filled. But research shows you could skip the pharmacy and go straight to the gym. This hour we’ll talk about exercise as both prevention and cure. We’ll also discuss the diet and fitness stories making headlines in 2013, and Obamacare’s ever-changing deadlines.