Gretchen Reynolds http://wrvo.org en Brisk is better http://wrvo.org/post/brisk-better <p>The National Walkers' Health Study recently conducted the largest known study about walkers. It was administered to 40,000 different walkers, mostly middle age. Some walkers were slow and some were nearly jogging. <a href="http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/r/gretchen_reynolds/">Gretchen Reynolds</a> joined us to talk about the findings. Reynolds is a health reporter for the New York Times and author of "The First 20 Minutes: Surprising Science Reveals How We Can Exercise Better, Train Smarter, Live Longer".</p><p><strong>Click Read More to hear our interview with Gretchen Reynolds.</strong></p><p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 00:01:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 50368 at http://wrvo.org Brisk is better Take Care Year in Review http://wrvo.org/post/take-care-year-review <p>“Take Care” welcomes the new year by celebrating the one that just passed. We've condensed our shows from 2013 into a half hour of the best of "Take Care" -- vital advice from the leading experts on how to stay healthy and well in the new year and beyond.&nbsp;</p><p>2013 marked the debut of “Take Care.” The show’s tagline, "a conversation on health and wellness," highlights the basic premise that underscores this show: What could we learn if we sat down with some of the world's top authorities in medicine, science and wellness and asked them for their most essential advice?</p><p>Out of the dozens of guests Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen spoke to in 2013, we selected nine experts whose practical advice for improving your health is relatively easy to incorporate. They explain why even the smallest investment in your health can have huge returns.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear </strong>"Take Care Year in Review"</p><p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 00:01:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 49439 at http://wrvo.org Take Care Year in Review How to 'Take Care' in 2014 http://wrvo.org/post/how-take-care-2014 <p>Many people make resolutions to be healthier this time of year -- whether that involves nutrition, exercise, or stress reduction. WRVO's weekly health show "Take Care" offers some suggestions if you're still trying to decide how to improve your wellness. Hosts Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen take a look back at the advice some of the experts they interviewed offered listeners in 2013.</p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 14:46:16 +0000 WRVO News 49422 at http://wrvo.org Why scientists say you may want to pour yourself another cup http://wrvo.org/post/why-scientists-say-you-may-want-pour-yourself-another-cup <p>Some of us can’t get going in the morning <a href="http://Why caffeine in coffee is a miracle drug for the tired: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/04/23/178627908/why-caffeine-in-coffee-is-a-miracle-drug-for-the-tired">without a cup of coffee</a>, but could it actually be good for us? Today on “Take Care,” we talk to New York Times “Well” blogger and health journalist <a href="http://www.yourpublicmedia.org/content/profile/featured/gretchen-reynolds">Gretchen Reynolds</a> about the benefits, and drawbacks of a cup of Joe. Reynolds wrote about recent scientific studies on coffee and caffeine in the <a href="http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/06/this-is-your-brain-on-coffee/?hpw">June 9, 2013 edition of the New York Times Magazine</a>.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Gretchen Reynolds.</strong></p><p> Sun, 04 Aug 2013 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 42046 at http://wrvo.org Why scientists say you may want to pour yourself another cup Just 20 minutes: The surprising science of exercise http://wrvo.org/post/just-20-minutes-surprising-science-exercise <p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, an interview with <a href="http://www.npr.org/books/authors/152336513/gretchen-reynolds">Gretchen Reynolds</a>, journalist, author and fitness advocate. Her most recent book <a href="http://www.us.penguingroup.com/nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,9781594630934,00.html">“The First 20 Minutes: Surprising Science Reveals How We Can Exercise Better, Train Smarter, Live Longer”</a> explains that being fit doesn’t have to mean running a marathon. In fact, just getting up and moving around regularly can greatly reduce your risk of dying prematurely.</p><p><strong>(click on "Read more" for the podcast of this interview and more information)</strong></p><p> Sun, 14 Apr 2013 23:05:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 36037 at http://wrvo.org Just 20 minutes: The surprising science of exercise