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When your fitness watch reminds you to stand and move around, Eight for Five keeps your ears occupied while your body is roaming. Join Jill Monroe weekdays for fun and facts five minutes at a time.

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When your fitness watch reminds you to stand and move around, Eight for Five keeps your ears occupied while your body is roaming. Join Jill Monroe weekdays for fun and facts five minutes at a time.

    Preview Episode

    Preview Episode

    This preview episode of the new podcast Eight for Five gives you the opportunity to put your earphones on, get walking and see what it's all about.


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    Segment One

    Jill gives a quick explanation of how Eight for Five is set up. The "What's Up?" segment section is all about 2019 and the stinkiest element on the Periodic Table.


    References in Segment One:
    An 80-Year Old Prank Revealed, Hiding in the Periodic Table by Robert Krulwich
    Mystery of Matter
    [Indiana University. "Medical Myths For The Holiday Season: True, False Or Unproven?." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 26 December 2008.]()
    International Year of the Periodic Table


    Segment Two

    Jill touches on the benefits of walking throughout your day.


    Word Challenge:
    Periodic-something that reoccurs in a period of time
    Elemental-pertaining to an element, simple or fundamental
    Compressibility-amount of pressure to reduce matter’s volume (Standardized Test Word)
    Pangram-a sentence that uses every single letter of the language (Standing on Your Head Word)
    Bonus: Get all 3 parts of an atom into a sentence
    Double Bonus: mispronounce the word epitome


    References for Segment Two:
    Merriam-Webster.com


    The Dangers of Sitting from Harvard Health
    Physical Activity, Any Type or Amount, Cuts Health Risk from Sitting from Dr. Keith Diaz and Columbia
    Why Sitting Too Much Is Bad For Your Health from WebMD


    Segment Three

    Isaac Asimov once predicted that in 2019 we'd be on the moon mining. While that prediction didn't exactly come true, that's not stopping some from attempting to get rick from moon rocks. Pretend you're an intern and decide to steal some rocks that are out of this world!


    Special thanks to Katherine Garbera! Check out her Space Cowboys series:


    ### No Limits
    *Some cowboys are outta this world… *


    Astronaut Jason "Ace" McCoy tried to escape Cole's Hill, Texas—and the memory of Molly Tanner's dark eyes and strawberry-scented hair—among the stars. Now he and Molly have jointly inherited her father's struggling ranch. And having failed his latest medical tests, Ace is on leave—maybe forever.


    He's determined to sort things out with the ranch and get back to Houston as soon as possible. What he isn't counting on is that Molly's only gotten more beautiful over the years. He can't promise anything as long as there's a chance to go on another mission. But even in orbit, this attraction has no rules…and no limits.


    ### Pushing the Limits
    *"Houston, we have a hot-astronaut problem…" *


    Survival expert and control freak Jessie Odell has faced the most hazardous environments on earth. Training astronauts should be a cakewalk. Nope. Enter candidate Hemi "Thor" Barrett.


    Hemi isn't just some distraction. Jessie actually likes the guy—and that makes him more treacherous than an Everest ascent. It also means Hemi's that much harder to resist. With every hungry, heat-fueled encounter, Jessie skirts closer to that dangerous edge. Falling for this space cowboy is definitely high stakes…but could the payoff be worth the risk?


    ### Beyond the Limits
    This mission is out of control…


    Astronaut Isabelle Wolsten fought like hell to be one of the final candidates for the CRONUS mission to space. She can't afford to be distracted by teammate Antonio "Playboy" Curzon.


    When the two astronauts are put in direct competition for a top spot on the mission, they'll be tested beyond their limits. Getting involved with Antonio is dangerous—but not nearly as dangerous as the feelings Izzy's starting to have for him. With everything she's fought for on the line, falling for this space cowboy might just ground Izzy's dreams for good…


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    References for Segment Three:
    Isaac Asimov, you w

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    Eight For Five Trailer

    Eight For Five Trailer

    A quick introduction to the new podcast: Eight for Five hosted by Jill Monroe.


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    Disclaimer: Always check with your doctor before beginning any fitness program.

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