Tune in to explore all dimensions of wellness through current hot topics, news, and research. Special guests will include authors, instructors, and subject matter experts. Appropriate for instructors, students, and anyone wishing to discover “This Wellness Life”.
COVID-19, Are We There Yet?
Join Kendra Z (Associate Lecturer of Kinesiology, Ball State University), alongside Dr. Chigozie Udemgba, Director for the Office of Health Equity (Mississippi State Department of Health), as they tackle college football, COVID-19, the new Omicron variant, and equitable Public Health.
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Financial Wellness 101: Wealth, Health and Happiness
Financial wellness is for everyone. Let’s discuss budgeting, cryptocurrency, and student loans with Kendra Z! Join Kendra (Associate Lecturer of Kinesiology, Ball State University), alongside Eric Schade, CPA (McGraw Hill Finance Manager) to discuss Financial Wellness 101: Intro to Wealth, Health and Happiness.
Avoiding the Red Zone
As colleges across the country attempt to combat sexual assault spikes at the start of each semester, join Kendra Z, Associate Professor of Kinesiology at Ball State University, and 3 stellar Health and Promotion Ambassadors as they discuss how to set up your Red Zone Defense by examining the facts vs myths around alcohol consumption and partying smart.
Let's Get Physical
Sweat bands, spandex, and Jane Fonda might be some images that come to mind when thinking about being active. While fitness has come a long way, working out can feel like one more thing to add to an already jam-packed schedule. We hear you! Listen to a conversation between Meredith Leo DiGiano (McGraw-Hill Education) and Cathy Richards (Montgomery College) as they simplify the start-up process to get and stay physically active, provide tips on establishing an exercise routine, and share information on why movement is critical to a lifetime of good health.
Additionally, Cathy has a gift for all This Wellness Life listeners and is providing access to her Quick Reference Guide, Video Series, and Links here.
It is hard to imagine any college student saying they are getting the perfect amount of sleep every night. With many priorities, distractions, and the rise in screen time, getting that full 8-hours of critical rest can be a real challenge. We interview Kari Oakes, who is on the Executive Committee of Start School Later, a grassroots, all-volunteer nonprofit that is dedicated to healthy, safe, equitable school hours, and she is the program manager for Start School Later of Sleep 101, an award-winning, online, interactive sleep health education curriculum for high school and college students in this episode. Kari presents great tips to improve the sleep health of every college student in your life.
School in the time of COVID-19
Tune in to this episode where we interview Heidi Smith, Microbiology Professor at Fort Range Community College in Fort Collins, CO. Heidi offers tips on how to make the best decisions regarding your health, family, and community, provides easy-to-understand information on the novel Coronavirus, and shares best practices on how you can successfully move to online classes during this unprecedented time. Please note: this episode was recorded on 3/17/2020. Due to the evolving nature of this topic, we recommend following CDC, federal, state, and local government guidelines and mandates.
Interesting on injuries!
Very interesting discussion of concussions--important info.
The Unintentional Injury Episode
As a tennis playing weekend warrior, this episode was so informative on sports related injuries. After being drilled in the side of the head by tennis balls more times than I can recall, understanding the types of concussions is a real eye opener.
Great podcast on timely health related topics!