Wellness Wednesday from The Current Every Wednesday The Current's Morning Show host Jill Riley connects with experts and local personalities for some real talk about keeping our minds and bodies healthy—from staying safe in the music scene, to exercising during a pandemic, to life coaching and personal journaling. Join Jill for a super practical hot take on self-care every week.The Current is an all-music, noncommercial, member-supported station from Minnesota Public Radio.
Wellness Wednesday from The Current

Wellness Wednesday from The Current

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Every Wednesday The Current's Morning Show host Jill Riley connects with experts and local personalities for some real talk about keeping our minds and bodies healthy—from staying safe in the music scene, to exercising during a pandemic, to life coaching and personal journaling. Join Jill for a super practical hot take on self-care every week.The Current is an all-music, noncommercial, member-supported station from Minnesota Public Radio.

Most Recent Episodes

Grappling with vaccine anxiety

Whether you've already been vaccinated against COVID-19 or are still waiting your turn in line, you may be experiencing anxiety. Jill asked psychiatrist Sophia Albott to share advice for managing feelings of nervousness or guilt. Wellness Wednesday is hosted by Jill Riley; and produced by Anna Weggel and Jay Gabler. Our theme music is a portion of the song 'F.B. One Number 2' by Christian Bjoerklund under the Non Commercial Share Alike 3.0 International License. Head to thecurrent.org for more wellness content and great music.

Cancer screening and prevention

The urgency of the COVID-19 pandemic has understandably been causing many people to sideline other aspects of their health, but unfortunately cancer won't rest while we fight the coronavirus. Some screening can be done remotely, and there are things you can do every day to help prevent cancers from forming in your body. Wellness Wednesday is hosted by Jill Riley (with guest host Sean McPherson for this episode), and produced by Anna Weggel and Jay Gabler. Our theme music is a portion of the song 'F.B. One Number 2' by Christian Bjoerklund under the Non Commercial Share Alike 3.0 International License. Head to thecurrent.org for more wellness content and great music.

Talking with kids about tough topics

Parents want to protect their kids, but it's also important to be honest about sad or scary things happening in the world. Child development expert Abigail Gewirtz talks about how - and when - to have those tough conversations with children. Wellness Wednesday is hosted by Jill Riley, and produced by Anna Weggel and Jay Gabler. Our theme music is a portion of the song 'F.B. One Number 2' by Christian Bjoerklund under the Non Commercial Share Alike 3.0 International License. Head to thecurrent.org for more wellness content and great music.

The importance of staying connected, a year in to the COVID-19 pandemic

Health researcher Lindsey Philpot talks about what she and her colleagues have discovered with respect to how the COVID-19 pandemic has frayed social ties and mental health; she and Jill discuss effective ways to stay connected. Wellness Wednesday is hosted by Jill Riley, and produced by Anna Weggel and Jay Gabler. Our theme music is a portion of the song 'F.B. One Number 2' by Christian Bjoerklund under the Non Commercial Share Alike 3.0 International License. Head to thecurrent.org for more wellness content and great music.

The importance of staying connected, a year in to the COVID-19 pandemic

Getting a good night's sleep

During the pandemic, just about everyone's sleep patterns have been disrupted. How can we get back on track? Wellness Wednesday is hosted by Jill Riley, and produced by Anna Weggel and Jay Gabler. Our theme music is a portion of the song 'F.B. One Number 2' by Christian Bjoerklund under the Non Commercial Share Alike 3.0 International License. Head to thecurrent.org for more wellness content and great music.

Squeezing the most health benefits out of your juicer

Is all the effort worth it? Is there enough of a health benefit to juicing? Am I wasting all the fiber content? What do I do with all this pulp? Wellness Wednesday is hosted by Jill Riley, and produced by Anna Weggel and Jay Gabler. Our theme music is a portion of the song 'F.B. One Number 2' by Christian Bjoerklund under the Non Commercial Share Alike 3.0 International License. Head to thecurrent.org for more wellness content and great music.

Minnesota COVID-19 vaccine spring update

This week, we wanted to get an update on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

Get started with winter running

You've seen people running around outside during these cold temperatures. And you might be asking yourself, how do they do that?

Protecting your hearing in the earphone era

In the past year, headphone use and earbud use is going up, especially with people working from home and all the online and Zoom meetings. We were chatting around the office about whether or not that's going to have an impact on our hearing going forward. And we thought all right, we better call up an expert.

Keeping the spark during lockdown

With Valentine's Day this weekend, there's perhaps no better time to talk about relationships, and keeping our relationships healthy, with our partners and family.

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