Wellness Wednesday

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The benefits of exercising are plentiful and well known, yet most of us don't do it enough. Many people don't have the time or energy to commit to workout programs, and quit after just a few months. We'll talk about strategies that can help plan and maintain your exercise routine, and reach your fitness goals.

Also, a look at how acts of kindness can have a huge impact on someone dealing with cancer. 

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A recent study has revealed a correlation between a healthy diet and mental health. A diet emphasizing vegetables, fruit, and whole grains, or the DASH diet, may reduce the risk of depression. We'll look at how this particular diet affects our brains, and how healthy eating can improve our mental health. 

Also, a look at the numbers and the costs of Alzheimer's disease.

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Baby talk tends to sound silly and maybe even annoying to those who hear it. However, a new study has shown it can help infants learn to speak regardless of the language being spoken.

Join us today as we discuss the benefits of baby talk, the role nutrition plays in weight loss and how to know the time is right to get a mastectomy. 

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Men have had little option for birth control beyond condoms for nearly 300 years. Recent studies have shown possible new options for men but many are wary due to side effects that mirror those of female menstruation. 

Join us today as we discuss the future of male birth control, the racial disparities in breast cancer diagnoses, and the trauma involved in premature birth and how groups are working to lessen the impact. 

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Skin care has grown in popularity since mid-2017 and carried the industry into the billion dollar profit range. Entire online forums and YouTube pages are dedicated to helping followers achieve the flawless skin of their dreams.

Join us today as we discuss what does and doesn't work in the search for healthy skin, as well as the impact high blood pressure has on our bodies and the danger blood clots pose to those susceptible. 

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The complications from a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can vary from mild, such as headaches or dizziness, to severe. Cognitive problems such as difficulties speaking, behavioral changes, and emotional changes such as depression and anxiety can result from TBI. We'll sit down with a physician and TBI survivor to talk risks and recovery from TBI.

Also, a look at the efforts to help lower income Columbus residents eat and live healthier. 

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Exercise is healthy for us due to numerous reasons including raising our metabolism and helping to improve memory. However, much of the struggle of exercising takes place in the brain rather than the body.

Join us today as we discuss the science behind exercise, the minds role in athletics, and the demographics of suicide in the United States. 

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Physical education, or P.E., is more than just running laps or playing dodgeball. Research has showed physical activity during the school day can help improve student academic performance. We'll take a look at what Columbus City Schools are doing to keep students physically fit, and sharp in the classroom.

Also, a look at how classical music is helping students and teachers relieve stress before the school day.

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Olympic athletes train for years to get their bodies into peak condition and a shot at a gold medal.  The physical demands of competition are intense, but many athletes and trainers say that the mental pressure to succeed is the biggest strain. 

Join us today as we discuss tactics Olympic athletes use to maintain a healthy mentality as well as the purposes and benefits of emotional support animals.

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Our bodies become susceptible to debilitating mental ailments such as Alzheimer's as we inevitably age. Some researchers have suggested our sugar intake could be a contributing factor. 

Today, we discuss the impact sugar has on our minds as well as the science behind power running.

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