The World Cup kicked off yesterday in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The USA team is slated to compete with Ghana on Monday (June 16). Here with us to preview the events is Tanya Keith, who has spent the last two decades avidly following the World Cup, quite literally, from country to country, as a super-fan. Tanya is from Des Moines, Iowa.
Guest: Tanya Keith, Author of Passionate Soccer Love, soccer fan, writer, Des Moines resident
People are living longer, but are they living better, more healthy, more active lives? Colin Milner is CEO of the International Council on Active Aging, and is visiting Iowa to talk about opportunities for governments, organizations, and individuals to take advantage to the changes that are ahead for people and communities. Also on the program is Iowa State University Assistant Professor Sarah Francis, who also oversees ISU Extension's program Living Well Through Intergenerational Fitness and Exercise.
Forget the IRA for a minute. How’s your portfolio for spending your time after retiring? Here’s a little advice and thoughts explored in this ‘Talk of Iowa’ program:
Make a plan. About a year before the retirement day, decide how you will be spending your time. Have a list of things to do: volunteering, learning a new skill, maintaining friendships and social networks, and develop ideas about how pieces of those goals can be accomplished every day.
While most of us were enjoying Thanksgiving leftovers, 61-year-old Iowa City resident John Little was completing his 13th Ironman Triathlon in Cozumel, an island off the Yucatan Peninsula.
An Ironman Triathlon consists of a 2.4-mile (3.86 km) swim, followed by a 112-mile (180.25 km) bicycle ride and ends with a marathon, which is a 26.2-mile (42.2 km) run. There are no breaks between each leg of the race. Host Ben Kieffer sits down with Little to discuss his extreme hobby, which he took up at the age of 55.
As we continue our look at the rollout of Obamacare in Iowa, we now turn to the implications of the new law for seniors. One of the key tenets of health reform is making coverage more accessible, by requiring everyone to get insurance – and spreading the risk among the young and old, the healthy and the sick. Experts say this means some younger, healthier workers will now pay more for their insurance. But for some older Iowans not yet eligible for Medicare, the rates will be within reach for the first time.
Iowa's fastest growing demographic is comprised of individuals over the age of 85 and according to the U.S. census, Iowa is the fifth oldest state in the nation. Host Charity Nebbe discusses how Iowa's oldest residents can maintain a good quality of life in their 80s, 90s and beyond with gerontologist Peter Martin, whose research specializes in centenarians.
Hot flashes, night sweat, insomnia, irritability, anxiety…not all women experience these symptoms when they go through menopause though many do. This hour Charity Nebbe tackles menopause with evolutionary biologist Anne Bronikowski who explains how menopause is unique to the human species. Also Judith Houck, author of Hot and Bothered: Women, Medicine and Menopause in Modern America and gynecologist Dr. Susan Johnson join the program.