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”.
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.
Let's Talk About Stress
Stress, you are no stranger. Even Justin Bieber copes with overwhelming feelings from time-to-time. How do you cope when the pressure feels strong? Meredith Leo DiGiano (McGraw-Hill Education) and David Rosenthal (Associate Professor, Mailman School of Public Health) as they examine this important topic.
Fresh on the bench and more: the Unintentional Injury episode
Join Meredith Leo DiGiano (McGraw-Hill Education) as she speaks with author, Mike Teague (University of Iowa) as they explore the hot topic of injuries. They weave through the fascinating world of injury—how most unintentional injuries are caused, symptoms, treatment, and prevention. Have you encountered injury and if so, how have you worked to overcome the obstacles surrounding the injury?
The birds and the bees and the... er, the all things SEX episode
Join Meredith Leo DiGiano (McGraw-Hill Education) as she speaks with author, Mike Teague (University of Iowa) as they discuss all things related to sex and the college student. They will take on topics from sex on college campus, current condom issues, women and sex, diseases and prevention, the future of sex, and more. Join them as they tackle this important topic all students should be discussing today. For discussion: What types of issues are you facing on your campus and how are they being resolved?
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!