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.

 

What have you been drinking lately? Our health is influenced by our day-to-day food and beverage choices so why not make your drinks count? Did you know the majority of added sugar in the American diet comes from sugar-sweetened beverages? This is not limited to soda. It also includes fruit juice, energy drinks, sports drinks and specialty coffees. 

Summer Self-care

Jul 26, 2019

Kristin talks about summer self-care routines that promote healthy habits in the 6 dimensions of wellness, including the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, occupational, and social dimensions. Self-care is a way of living each and every day that incorporates health promoting behaviors to keep you feeling motivated to accomplish your goals.

In honor of Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, University of Illinois Extension health educator Kristin Bogdonas gives advice on maintaining a brain-healthy lifestyle.

May is Arthritis Awareness Month — a time to learn not just about the prevalence of arthritis, which affects about one in four adults in the U.S., but also about diet and exercise habits that can enhance the quality of life for those living with any one of the more than 100 types of arthritis. Joining host Kristin Bogdonas is Diane Reinhold, a registered dietician and health educator with the University of Illinois Extension.

In this month's episode of Wellness Wake Up Call, University of Illinois Extension health educator Kristin Bogdonas lays out some "red flags" to help you detect deceptive marketing behind bogus health products and services.

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.

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