Wellness Wake Up Call

Nutrition and wellness educator Kristin Bogdonas of University of Illinois Extension provides timely news, information, ideas to promote healthy living in the Quad Cities and beyond.

Wellness Wake Up Call is produced by WVIK in partnership with University of Illinois Extension, and sponsored by the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center and The Planning Center in Moline.

March is National Nutrition Month — the perfect time to observe your overall diet, also known as your eating pattern. It's the totality of foods and beverages consumed over a lifetime, and represents all of the dietary choices made day to day. In this month's episode of Wellness Wake Up Call, University of Illinois Extension health educator Kristin Bogdonas gives advice on how to build up a healthy eating pattern, which she stresses is far more beneficial than chasing the latest diet fad.

February is American Heart Month—a time to raise awareness of heart disease and strategies to prevent this leading cause of death in the U.S. So, in this month's episode of Wellness Wake Up Call, University of Illinois Extension health educator Kristin Bogdonas shares some "heart-smart" behaviors.

University of Illinois Extension health educator Kristin Bogdonas discusses how to make good on New Year's resolutions and maintain healthy habits well into the future.

University of Illinois Extension health educator Kristin Bogdonas discusses the different dimensions of health, and suggestions on how to tend to each over the frigid winter months.

In the debut episode of Wellness Wake Up Call, University of Illinois Extension health educator Kristin Bogdonas discusses preventing and managing diabetes, as part of Diabetes Awareness Month.

Premiering Wednesday, Nov. 14, Wellness Wake Up Call will bring you expert information and advice on healthy living. Hosted by nutrition and wellness educator Kristin Bogdonas of University of Illinois Extension, Wellness Wake Up Call strives to promote healthy living in the Quad Cities and beyond.