Fitness legend and AARP Wellness Ambassador Denise Austin called in along with her daughter, fitness expert Katie Austin, to discuss the “Fit & Fun Health Challenge,” the first annual walking challenge from AARP. I need Denise and Katie to call me every morning to get me pumped up. Their energy is contagious, even over the phone.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Bob Harper called in to discuss his new book “The Super Carb Diet.” Using Bob’s advice from a previous appearance on the show (fill your plate with vegetables, then fill in with your protein and your good carbs), along with exercising, I was able to lose 30 pounds. Bob talked about carbs vs. “carbage,” the importance of a balanced diet, why sleep truly is important to your health, and two things you must own.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Dana Vollmer is a U.S. swimming legend with four Olympic gold medals and six world records. She became the first U.S. woman to win a gold medal in swimming after becoming a mom. Dana was also diagnosed with a heart ailment at 14, and she talked about how she manages her condition while encouraging all women to “know their numbers” with a heart checkup this month, available free at CVS Minute Clinic locations nationwide.
Kimberly Snyder’s latest book is “Beauty Detox Power,” where she wants us to look beyond food and get to the root of what is causing our weight and health issues. During our talk, Kimberly really made me think when she called me out on a way I was viewing my eating habits — she’s very good at what she does!Follow @bigwakeupcall