At Professor Wellbody's Academy of Health & Wellness, we understand there's only one thing harder than making healthy behavior changes: Sticking to them! We all need a little help from our friends, and that's the purpose of the Wellbody Blog, a friendly online gathering spot--a community well--where you can dip into health news; wellness tips; recipes; latest research about nutrition, exercise, sleep and hygiene; plus, real stories from virtual neighbors who are also trying to change their lives for the better. Start from wherever you are; share ideas, information, inspiration. At Pacific Science Center, we believe each of us can do something everyday to improve our health and well-being.
Blog posts tagged in obesity
Latest national study: In more than 20 U.S. states, 30 percent of adults are obese, a historic high. Obesity increased in six states last year and fell in none, according to a recent study by Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. All the more reason to look for ways to weave exercise into your daily routine.
Keep reading for ways to maximize opportunities for human-powered transport as you go to work, school and on errands.
Why is America getting fatter?
It’s not because we’re eating more, but because we’re exercising less, according to new research from Stanford University School of Medicine. Especially women ages 18 - 39.
Keep reading to find out what’s behind the trend and how to overcome barriers to exercise. Plus, five terrific one-song workouts with soundtracks by Macklemore and Kanye West.
What to do?
New York City, now in a court brawl to ban the sale of large-size sodas, plasters subways with in-your-face billboards: “Your kids could be drinking themselves SICK. SUGARY DRINKS can bring on obesity, which can lead to DIABETES and risk factors for HEART DISEASE.” California has proposed taxing sugary drinks and slapping warning labels on them.
Here in the Seattle area, our watery region is taking a glass half-full approach that boils down to...Making Water Interesting. And it just might work!
Keep reading for refreshing recipes to jazz up nature’s healthiest thirst quencher (think strawberries, mint leaves, cucumber slices, watermelon slush) – plus alarming statistics about teen soda consumption in the Seattle area.
Summer is heating up across the country and so is the public health campaign to reduce consumption of soda, sport drinks, energy drinks, sweetened fruit drinks and sweetened coffee and tea drinks.
That's becuase the results of large-scale studies are in, and researchers have had a chance to digest them. Sugary drinks are clearly linked to obesity, diabetes, tooth decay, heart disease and cancer. In the U.S., 25,000 deaths each year are associated with sugary drinks. Here’s an earlier post outlining health dangers and more sobering stats.
To celebrate the opening of a new SPY exhibit here at Pacific Science Center, Wellbody Blog brings you a mystery smoothie recipe! The secret ingedient is...