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LiveWell: Karen Wynne

Updated: Thursday, March 6 2014, 03:39 PM EST
Weekend morning meteorologist and reporter, Karen Wynne works one of the craziest shifts in the business...something Karen likes to call "the weekend marathon".

Starting the day around 4AM, getting off work around 11:30PM, and sleeping only a few hours before doing it all over again can be extremely hard on the system.

Sleep deprivation is a reality, but Karen has found a few ways to stay healthy and happy.

Weekend morning shows, weekend evening and late newscasts, reporting two days a week in the field..before three day off. Karen's schedule might seem like a crazy routine, but she takes extra steps to make it all work.

First off, her diet! Karen says, at home, she's disciplined.  To fight off a family history of osteoporosis, a lass of milk every day to keep the bones strong.  Karen says she's proof, an apple a day really does keep the doctor away! Plus, vitamins to supplement fast food meals when she's on the go.

Karen says she eats more in the morning and at lunch, not so much at night, which helps keep her from gaining extra weight.

Staying active is also critical. Karen keeps in shape with a walk through her hilly neighborhood and by working out to her favorite exercise DVDs several times during the week.

Finally, sleep. Karen says she sleeps when she can, even if it's only two hours between her early morning and evening shifts.

On her days off, a bonus reward of extra sleep; around 10 hours a night, and time with her family!

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living well looks like to you, things like food or exercise. For more on
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You can keep up to date with Karen on her Facebook page, just click here.

News 13 for the LiveWell Expo presented by Asheville Savings Bank and
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personalities will be there, along with entertainment, booths and
information to help you LiveWell! It's free and open to the public.

to see you there!LiveWell: Karen Wynne

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