I have been around Y-102 in one form or another since 1992 when I turned on the microphone and announced that Michael Jackson was going to be played in the next 15 minutes. Yes, we played Michael for real back then!
I enjoy getting to know our listeners and share the morning together. Getting up early is not really that fun (especially in the winter), but we try to make it a little more bearable by talking, sharing, laughing and enjoying our coffee together.
Drink Wine Wine lovers rejoice! Research confirms that moderate drinkers (one glass per day for women) slash their risk of heart disease up to 40 percent. Love vino? Try red wine from Madiran, France, which has up to five times as many procyanidins (antioxidants that improve blood vessel function) as wines from other areas, thanks to the region's traditional production techniques, which allow grapes to ferment longer.
Say Yes To Soy Studies show that healthy women who eat soy at least once a week cut their risk of breast cancer by 50 percent. But some research suggests that processed soy may actually rev up cancer cells, so chowing down on Veggie Dogs won't cut it. Instead, stick to natural staples such as edamame, tofu, soy milk, and miso.
Slash Stress Over time, stress can increase your risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, and obesity – all things that take years off your life. Stress is easy to squash, so don't fret. Most people rank personal finances as their number one stressor, typically because they feel powerless. Try this: Keep some money in a special bank account, safe from your urge to splurge on a new designer bag. This will help you feel more secure with your finances and help reduce stress.
Get Your Sweat On Want to live longer? Hit the gym. Studies show that working out may lower a woman's risk of breast cancer by 37 percent, osteoporosis by 45 percent, and heart disease by 14 percent. A combination of cardio and weight training boosts metabolism and burns fat, keeping heart disease at bay. Check out The Keep-Your-Heart-Pumping Workout to keep your ticker in tip-top shape.
Lose The Muffin Top Maintaining a healthy weight not only keeps you looking hot in your hip-huggers, it wards off heart attacks and diabetes, too. To see if you're a healthy size, check the circumference of your waist around your belly button. That number should be less than half your height.