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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.

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Christmastea200In this season of gratitude for loved ones, Wellbody Blog brings you Tom Hegg’s A Cup of Christmas Tea, read by Seattle radio legend Larry Nelson. It's a classic tale of a young man’s reluctant visit to an elderly aunt at Christmas-time--and the unexpected joy he finds.

Visit The Loft at Wellbody Academy  to contribute to the Aging Hall of Fame and to map your own support network on Who Do I Turn To...




oldnewThe New York TimesIs age just a number? 

New research suggests a positive mindset could be a fountain of youth. Researchers at the Yale School of Public Health found that older individuals who were subliminally exposed to positive stereotypes about aging (words like “spry” and “creative” flashed on a computer screen) showed improved physical functioning—including balance--that lasted for several weeks.

Keep reading to learn about a remarkable Harvard study and how you can explore the mind-wellness connection when you visit Wellbody Academy


Last10years200How will you live the last decade of your life? Will you be pedaling a bicycle or maneuvering a wheelchair? Will you share a crisp salad and glass of wine with your partner or be fed medicines and mush by a hospital aide?

Watch this extremely clever, but sobering, one-minute video (click "continue reading")  that depicts two very different realities—and you’ll realize that wrinkles and balding are superficial worries when it comes to aging.

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HelfgottWellbody Bookshelf welcomes three new titles and free public talks by authors who share heartfelt stories and advice about caring for loved ones with dementia. . .

Where do you plan to live in your golden years?seniorhousing

Interesting story in U.S. News & World Report about a new trend in elder housing. . .