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WTIU August Wellness Program Highlights

Stay healthy and happy this month, and learn about how to keep your brain and body in shape with these wellness programs on WTIU!

Aging Backwards 2 with Miranda Esmonde-White

Saturday, August 17 at 4pm


Many people think that how they age — if they remain mobile, healthy, and pain free throughout their entire lives — is simply the result of luck. As though there's a randomness to it, or it's a lottery in which only a few winners enjoy golden years of youthful vitality. But did you know that you actually have a choice in how you age? In Aging Backwards 2 With Miranda Esmonde-White, former professional ballerina Miranda Esmonde-White uses new and groundbreaking science to help put an end to this defeatist attitude towards aging.


3 Steps to Pain Free Living with Lee Albert

Saturday, August 17 at 7pm


Based upon 30 years of working with clients, neuromuscular therapist, yoga instructor, and pain specialist Lee Albert has developed an approach using five specific exercises to effectively eliminate the root cause of many painful conditions by balancing the muscles that are responsible for that condition. This approach is effective, easy to do, and requires only a small amount of time each day.

3 Steps to Pain Free Living also includes several mindfulness techniques that will help anyone feel better almost immediately. Every thought produces a chemical reaction in the body. By taking a few minutes a day to focus on specific thoughts and images, viewers can learn to make chemicals in their bodies that produce joy and happiness.


Survival Guide for Pain-Free Living with Peggy Cappy

Monday, August 19 at 12:30pm


Peggy Cappy joins forces with neuromuscular therapist Lee Albert with these game-changing exercise routines that can relieve pain in your back, knees, hips, and head, including chronic migraine headaches. Includes four complete step-by-step exercise routines that can be done alone or in segments, standing, seated, or with the support of a chair, to discover new ways to live pain-free.


Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? with Mark Hyman, MD  

Tuesday, August 20 at 12pm


#1 New York Times bestselling author Dr. Mark Hyman sorts through the conflicting research on food to give us the skinny on what to eat. Did you know that eating oatmeal actually isn't a healthy way to start the day? That milk doesn't build bones, and eggs aren't the devil? Even the most health conscious among us have a hard time figuring out what to eat in order to lose weight, stay fit, and improve our health. And who can blame us? When it comes to diet, there's so much changing and conflicting information flying around that it's impossible to know where to look for sound advice. And decades of misguided "common sense," food-industry lobbying, bad science, and corrupt food polices and guidelines have only deepened our crisis of nutritional confusion, leaving us overwhelmed and anxious when we head to the grocery store. 


Memory Rescue with Daniel Amen, MD

Thursday, August 22 at 1pm

Learn about how you can improve your memory and even rescue it if you think it's headed for trouble. This very simple idea to strengthen a person's memory is based on treating the 11 major risk factors that destroy brain function; most of these risk factors are either preventable or treatable. Dr. Daniel Amen has developed the mnemonic "BRIGHT MINDS" to help you remember the 11 major risk factors. Knowing one's risk factors and how to overcome them is critical to rescuing one's memory!


Brain Secrets with Dr. Michael Merzenich 

Friday, August 23 at 1pm


Join host Maria Shriver to discover how to improve and maintain cognitive fitness and deal with aging. Dr. Michael Merzenich, a neuroscience pioneer, reveals new information about the brain and shows us how to rejuvenate and reshape our brains. With his seven secrets, Merzenich reveals how to improve and maintain cognitive fitness and demonstrates real ways that anyone can gain protection from symptoms of a broad range of neurological diseases.