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Featuring: Motoring On, Dig It!, Kids in Mind, Health Matters, Lunch with WRS, Style File and more …
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Style File: Fashion focus at the Brit awardsThursday, 21 February, 2013The Brit awards showcase that overlap between the fashion world and the music world. Hansine Johnston talks to Tess Wright, a UK-based celebrity stylist, about the dresses, the designers and the fashion icons of the music world:
The Gym Guy: Post-workout recovery...but an ice bath?Thursday, 21 February, 2013It’s important to pay attention to recovery says fitness guru Jon Ingram. After all, the body actually does its work to get stronger after exercise. The core ingredients of recovery are sleep, enough food and water. But what food, exactly? He suggests protein and high carbohydrates shortly after the workout:
Health Matters: Signs of meningitisTuesday, 19 February, 2013Meningitis is inflammation of the special lining of the skull and the vertebral canal and encloses and protects the brain and the spinal cord. It’s called the meninges. Dr. Michelle Wright discusses with WRS’s Hansine Johnston the signs of meningitis and whether it can cause blood poisoning. Plus what steps to take when you suspect this sometimes deadly disease:
Kids in Mind: Taking care of yourself as a parentMonday, 18 February, 2013Child psychotherapist Rachel Melville-Thomas reminds us that while kids will take all the care you can give them, you as a parent need to be revitalized so that you have more to give. She talks to WRS’s Susan Flory about the telltale signs of not taking care of yourself which include losing sleep and skipping meals and not having time with your partner. Finding a strategy for getting time to yourself is key:
Dig It! Discovering the charms of HermannshofFriday, 15 February, 2013Garden guru Hester Macdonald discusses the Hermannshof garden with director, Cassian Schmidt, after his recent visit to Grangeneuve in the canton of Fribourg. He says the blooming of the tulips and the 80-year-old wisteria walk is especially gorgeous in late April and early May:
Style File: The myriad ways of defining the waistThursday, 14 February, 2013Hansine Johnston and Clarissa Brooke-Turner discuss how it’s all about accentuating the waist this season—from Japanese style obi belts to peplums. We find out about ways of working your wardrobe to make the most of your waist:
The Gym Guy: Ramping up runners' strengthThursday, 14 February, 2013Marathon season is coming up. WRS’s Susan Flory talks to fitness guru Jon Ingram about running. He suggests runners ramp up their strength training. And he has tips on how to do it:
Lunch With WRS: René Fasel, International Ice Hockey Federation presidentWednesday, 13 February, 2013René Fasel is president of the International Ice Hockey Federation and winter sports rep on the International Olympic Committee’s executive board. He was a dentist for 20 years and never thought he’d combine his hobby and passion with a profession in the hockey world. He talks to WRS’s Jo Fahy:
Health Matters: What can be done about OCD?Tuesday, 12 February, 2013Footballer David Beckham revealed some years ago that he battles with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or OCD. But what exactly is OCD, what symptoms does it cause and what can be done about it? Dr. Michelle Wright discusses OCD with WRS’s Susan Flory:
Kids in Mind: Helping children deal with their worriesMonday, 11 February, 2013Child psychotherapist Rachel Melville-Thomas discusses all the issues related to arguing parents, upsetting news events and worries about peer acceptance:
Dig It! The beauty of the small garden storeFriday, 8 February, 2013Horticulturalist Hester Macdonald discusses trends focusing on smaller stores and boutiques located in residential areas. She recently visited the Wyss garden store in Bern on Moserstrasse. Hans Walter Muller, the wholesale director of Wyss, took her around the store:
Style File: Your Valentine's Day arsenal of underwearThursday, 7 February, 2013It’s almost Valentine’s Day and lingerie is on the way! Hansine Johnston and Clarissa Brooke Turner discuss how to get dressed, down to the naughty details. This year, think about the slip—it’s one of the most versatile of underwear items. Standout looks come from Stella McCartney and Elle MacPherson, and watch out for fetish-inspired lingerie following Fifty Shades of Grey:
Lunch With WRS: Ultra-distance runner Lizzy HawkerWednesday, 6 February, 2013WRS’s Vincent Landon talks to ultra-distance runner Lizzy Hawker. She is considered one of the best in the world and lives in the canton of Graubünden. She tells Vincent about how she almost stumbled into the sport:
Health Matters: Surprising cancer stats plus signs you have fluTuesday, 5 February, 2013Dr. Michelle Wright discusses stories in the news, including the recent World Cancer Day. Almost 13 million people are newly diagnosed with cancer each year. Surprisingly, two-thirds of these new cases are actually diagnosed in the developing world. And she also cites a study showing that men are at greater risk than women. Plus, we hear results of the sixth Swiss nutrition report. And finally, flu is at epidemic levels in Switzerland—but how can you tell if you really have the flu?
Kids in Mind: Parenting your college age kidsMonday, 4 February, 2013Empty nest syndrome is something all parents will face at some point. It means the house may be quieter but kids still need their parents. Child psychotherapist Rachel Melville-Thomas discusses how the parent’s role changes once kids leave the nest: