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Wellness Wake Up Call

Nutrition and wellness educator Kristin Bogdonas 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.
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Herbs have been used for thousands of years for herbal remedies, bug repellent in linens, for fragrance, and of course cooking. Celebrate herbs throughout the year by planting them yourself and using them for all of your culinary needs. 

Learn more about the DASH eating pattern for blood pressure control

Half of Americans have high blood pressure and don't know they have it! Following the DASH eating plan can help get blood pressure under control and reduce your risk for heart disease. Learn more about it in this week's episode. 

Move YOUR way this May

Step into Spring with some new ideas for physical activity. 

5 ways to protect your bones

May is Osteoporosis Awareness Month, a time dedicated to shedding light on a condition that silently affects millions worldwide.

Mindful habits keep food out of the trash and money in your pocket

In this month's episode of Wellness Wake Up Call, Kristin Bogdonas sheds light on the issue of food waste and the importance of addressing it during Food Waste Prevention Week.

Extension Living Well Month

In this episode, we explore the three pillars of holistic well-being - physical, mental/emotional, and community engagement - and how they contribute to living well.

Embracing Heart Health: Lifestyle tips for a strong and happy heart

February is not just a month for roses and chocolates; it's also Heart Health Month—a time to prioritize and nurture the very organ that keeps us ticking.

Consistency is Key: Establishing a Routine for Wellness Success

In this episode, host Kristin Bogdonas delves into the important topic of maintaining healthy habits throughout the year and how to achieve success with 6 simple tips. 

Stocking your winter wellness arsenal

Building a winter wellness arsenal involves preparing yourself physically and mentally to navigate the challenges of the colder months. Here are 12 tips to help you create a comprehensive winter wellness plan. 

Diabetes: Take charge of tomorrow

1 in 10 Americans has diabetes and 80% of people with prediabetes don't know they have it! Don't let prediabetes take you by surprise. Taking charge of your health may help you prevent diabetes health problems such as damage to your heart, eyes, and nerves. Learn how you can plan for healthy,...

The itch that won't quit: Understanding and managing atopic dermatitis

Kristin Bogdonas, nutrition and wellness educator, sheds light on atopic dermatitis, the most common form of eczema, in honor of eczema awareness month. Kristin shares her personal connection to the topic, as her son was recently diagnosed with the condition.

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