Articles written by: Victoria Babu

54-year-old Victoria Babu is an award-winning radio and television broadcaster who lives in St Louis, MO. Currently, she is the news director with KTRS 550AM and hosts her own lifestyle/magazine show called “Smart Living with Victoria Babu.” You can listen to her show on-line at KTRS.com. Also, check out her Facebook page at Smart Living with Victoria Babu and her website www.victoriasmartliving.com and reach her on twitter at victoriababu1. A certified personal trainer, triathlete, and marathon runner, Victoria has been health conscious her entire adult life.  Every birthday, she always scheduled a physical.  Her 50th turned out to be life changing and, ultimately, a great gift.

“No Rest For The Weary”
"My Health Challenge" / Find your 50

“No Rest For The Weary”

Soothing, Sleepy Sounds I just woke up to the sound of rain. I love sleeping during a rainy afternoon. However, I’m sleeping a bit too much lately, at least it seems more than usual. My family would tell you they feel I don’t get enough sleep through the week.  I’ll [...]

“A Box of Chocolates?”
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“A Box of Chocolates?”

Editor’s Note:  This is the fourth installment in a series of articles from Victoria Babu on her shocking health discovery when she turned 50 years old and how she is dealing with her health challenge.   Fatigue and “Forrest Gump” moments Next year my oldest daughter is getting married, I turn [...]

“A Tearful Transition”
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“A Tearful Transition”

Editor’s Note:  This is the third installment in a series of articles from Victoria Babu on her shocking health discovery when she turned 50 years old and how she is dealing with her health challenge.    Mayo Clinic:  My ‘second home’ For the next year, I traveled to Mayo Clinic every [...]

“Not What I wanted to Hear”
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“Not What I wanted to Hear”

Editor’s Note:  This is the second installment in a series of articles on Victoria Babu’s shocking health discovery when she turned 50 years old and how she is dealing with her health challenge. “Bad news” My doctor was direct, “You’ve tested positive for Lupus, but more troubling, your numbers are [...]

Feeling “off”
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Feeling “off”

I’ve been determined & competitive as long as I can remember. I never played any high school or college sports, so when I drove up to my first triathlon at age 41, I was in awe to see the sign “Athletes Here.”   I thought that was pretty cool since [...]