May 14, 2020
Optimizing Life is a new WFYI documentary with emotionally powerful stories of Hoosiers who find themselves in the midst of life-threatening health crises, faced also with the opportunity to dramatically turn their health around by embracing new lifestyle choices. One South Bend man, in a matter of weeks, improved his heart health so much he no longer needs a heart transplant!
Producer Leigh DeNoon explores how these men and women adopted the concept of locus of control believing they have control over situations and experiences that affect their lives. With the help of lifestyle medicine, they learn to eat better, move more, deal with stress, and develop stronger relationships. At a time when most Americans are dying from chronic diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and cancer, and the CDC says those diseases are mostly preventable, Optimizing Life provides a glimpse of how lifestyle choices offer Americans healthy options they might not have realized were possible.