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You Gotta Move- With Tracy and TV 3

You might be listening to Tracy Wirtz on 97.3 The Dawg this afternoon wondering, "hmm I know I have heard that voice somewhere else". Well you not only hear that voice but you see her face on KATC TV 3's Good Morning Acadiana weekday mornings from 4:30 to 7:00 everyday. One of the features that Tracy is known for is her "You Gotta Move" series that you can see every Wednesday on GMA. During her process of exploring the different opportunities for exercise in Acadiana Tracy has uncovered some other interesting facts about our fair city.

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Allergies in Winter, What You Need to Know

Your eyes are watering, your nose is stuffy, you just don't feel that great, must be springtime with all the pollen in the air! Nope, it's the dead of Winter and if you are like me and suffer allergies this actually is our prime time  to feel at our worst.

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February is American Heart Month…So Eat Up!

This is the month that a lot of us turn our attention to our hearts. With Valentines Day fast approaching it is easy to see why February was chosen to celebrate that mass of muscle that keeps us pumping every minute of every day. If you have seen Tracy's "Gotta Move" segments on KATC TV 3, you may have noticed that "Gotta Move has Gone Red" ! Heart disease is responsible for far to many deaths in our state each year. So this month we're going to do our part in helping you to understand what you can do to help yourself and those you love live longer, more healthy lives.

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Carbs For Life!

So many diets consist of ( No carbs) ..Well I am taking a Dietetics class at UL and guess what, no carbs may make you lose weight quick, but it's not good for you!  You need carbs for energy, according to my teacher.  So what are the good kinda carbs?

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Too Much Coffee?

You probably heard that Starbucks is now offering a new bigger size of coffee that's got an even stranger name. I think they call it the "Trenta". Which I think is Italian for "Half Gallon". I love coffee, heck I wake up at one in the morning, I know coffee, I don't give blood, I slow drip it through a filter. You get the point. But when is it too much for the system? Well let's understand how coffee and the chemicals involved react with in our bodies first.

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No Makeup? Not Going!

You've probably noticed that when Tracy Wirtz is on Good Morning Acadiana every weekday morning at 4:30 she always looks stunning. But would she go to the Wal-Mart without her makeup on? Would you run out to the Shop Rite at 11pm for a gallon of milk without your makeup? This is what Tracy is talking about on 97.3 The Dawg this afternoon.

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What Makes Him Fall In Love

Relationships, commitments, love, understanding, tenderness and who gets to use the remote control,those are all big issues when it comes to having a loving relationship that lasts. Ladies you probably don't think men see anything other than your lovely physical attributes and you'd be right (no reason for me to lie about it). But we are also looking for more than soft round curves, luscious pouting lips and a seductive come hither-to-me-smile. Really we are, stop laughing.

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Memory Tricks: Roman Room Method

"I Forgot!" Nothing will bring out the beast in my wife quite like that little phrase right there. I think it's because I use it so often. I am not a list maker, I am a man. I do forget a lot of things too. Important things I am told. I have never forgotten a child at a rest stop but I have forgotten to mention the 10 people that are coming over to watch the game this weekend. So how can we improve our ability to remember? Let's go back in time for the answer?

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Post Holiday Blues?

Just feeling blah, down in the dumps, got the blues, we all know what that means. It means we aren't feeling our best. How do you know when your just having a bad day or if it is a sign of something more serious? I think we all have a little let down after the holiday season but if you are having trouble breaking out of that "funk", I hope you will take a few minutes to consider the advice offered here.

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Better Than Donuts?

It seems like every year we hear of some amazing new food, juice or fruit that our ancient ancestors ate to stay healthy in a more unforgiving time. Well it won't be too much longer until you will see Dr. Oz and Oprah gloating over this amazing grain of the Ancient Inca's. Is it really all that? Is it really all that money that it's going to cost you to try it?

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