Ernestine Shepherd is a 76-year-old bodybuilder and self-described former couch potato who started working out in her mid-50s and lifting weights at age 71. She chatted with Bob July 13 about her quest to remain fit and healthy as she ages, and her mission to inspire other women to do the same.
Buck spoke May 18 with Dr. Mustafa al'Absi, professor of behavioral medicine at UMD and director of the Duluth Medical Research Institute, about a study he's conducting on why people who quit smoking have increased sensitivity to pain. Dr. al'Absi specializes in how stress affects the brain. To learn more about the study, you can call 218 726 8896.
Buck spoke Apr. 20 with Andy Miller, senior research technologist at Mayo Clinic, about a research project under way to study the effects of altitude on respiration, metabolism, sleep patterns and more, in order to gain knowledge to apply to regular folks back home. Six researchers from Mayo are traveling up Mt. Everest to do it; you can follow their progress here.
Buck spoke Apr. 6 with Dr. Beatrice Golomb, physician-scientist at the University of California-San Diego, about her recently published study showing that chocolate consumption is associated with lower weight. Who knew?
Bob chatted recently with Bonnie Brost of the Heart to Heart Lifestyle Management Program at St. Mary's Duluth Clinic about obesity, eating more healthfully, and why it's often so hard to make the right food choices. She's giving several seminars in Grand Marais Wed. and Thurs. Feb. 29 and Mar. 1. See the events page on our website for more info.
Caitlin O'Rourke, Butterball Turkey Talk-Line expert, joined Bob and Buck by phone Nov. 18 to talk all things turkey as Thanksgiving approaches. You can reach the turkey experts at 1-800-288-8372 or www.butterball.com Hint: Do not attempt to thaw your turkey by swaddling it in an electric blanket.
Buck spoke Oct. 21 with Walt Hampton, mountaineer, executive coach, and adventure photographer, about his new book, "Journeys on the Edge: Living a Life That Matters," about seizing the moment and realizing your dreams.
Can meditation and mindfulness really make you happier? Jason Marsh of the Greater Good Science Center says yes-
Bob chatted Aug. 19 with Jason Marsh, editor-in-chief of Greater Good Magazine, about meditation and mindfulness and how they actually change the structure of our brains. The magazine is published by the Greater Good Science Center at UC-Berkeley, whose mission is to explore the roots of happy and compassionate individuals, strong social bonds, and altruistic behavior.
Bob spoke Aug. 12 with psychologist & addiction expert Dr. Lisa Merlo of the University of Florida, about how people are becoming increasingly attached and even addicted to their smart phones.
More than 13 million older adults in America are economically insecure. They live one bad break, one accident, or one layoff away from economic disaster.