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.
Wellness Wake Up Call

Wellness Wake Up Call

From WVIK, Quad Cities NPR

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.

Most Recent Episodes

Maintaining A Brain-Healthy Lifestyle

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.

Living Well With Arthritis

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.

How To Recognize Bogus Diets And Pseudo-Scientific Supplements

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.

Focusing On Your Eating Pattern, Rather Than The Latest Fad Diet

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.

Practicing Smart Behaviors For A Strong And Healthy Heart

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.

Following Through On New Year's Resolutions

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.

Staying Healthy Over The Holidays

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.

Wellness Wake Up Call: Diabetes

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.

Introducing "Wellness Wake Up Call" From WVIK

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.

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