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Wellness Wednesday: Fitness News, Fasting, Meditation

Muslims will begin fasting for the month of Ramadan starting Thursday, June 17.

An estimated 1.6 billion Muslims throughout the world will begin fasting for the holy month of Ramadan. We will look at the health benefits and risks that comes with the fasting. Plus, how exercise can affect your body's circadian rhythm.


  • Gretchen Reynolds, columnist for The New York Times Well Blog 
  • Richard Bloomer, professor and Chair of the Department of Health and Sport Sciences at The University of Memphis 
  • Sara Lazar, neuroscientist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School 
  • Janice Glowski, Director of Practice and Education, senior teacher at the Shambhala Meditation Center of Columbus 

This show originally aired on June 17, 2015 at 11 a.m.