Whatever the groundhog may have to say, we know spring isn’t far away. This month we’re turning our thoughts to freshly tilled earth, new buds, and warmer days ahead. Here are a few inspiring reads that are sure to get you in the gardening state of mind—whether you’re a seasoned green thumb or just getting [...]
Welcome to the fourth and final week of the Dare to Do 30 Day Challenge! Are you feeling more fit and making better food choices? How about living the organized lifestyle and keeping on track with a new 2017 budget? If the answer is yes—great work, that’s impressive! It can be difficult to make significant [...]
We’re already on Day 15 of the Dare to Do 30-day Challenge! We recognize it isn’t easy to make multiple lifestyle changes—does one focus on all four areas each day or try and master one area before moving on to the next? We suggests that if you already eat healthy and exercise regularly, try focusing on [...]
Welcome to Week 2 of the Dare to Do challenge. This 30-day challenge focuses on four areas of wellness: fitness, nutrition, organization, and finances. Balance is not something you find; it’s something you create. After focusing on mindset and motivation in Week 1, this week we will work on strength training, getting greener in our meals, creating [...]
Did you make a resolution this year? Was it to lose weight, exercise more, save more, spend less, and maybe get a little more organized? Just as the excitement of a New Year resolution may start to wear off, The Whole U is launching our 30-day challenge today. Welcome to week one! Over 1500 UW faculty [...]
When you think of wellness, do you think of merely food and fitness? Are you an avid exerciser like me, yet your bedroom closet is a complete mess and your finances could be a little better? Or, instead, do you focus only on nutrition and budgets because you feel you have no time to exercise [...]
As many of you know, the Washington Huskies football team is doing quite well for itself this season. Not only did they break the losing streak to the Oregon Ducks, but they also beat the Stanford Cardinal to rise in the ranks as the top seated team in the North Division. On November 26th, UW [...]
Walk or run with purpose this Fall at four upcoming races. Each event supports a different cause, so pick a race that speaks to you, or participate just for the fun of it! Whether you’re looking to complete a 5k or the full marathon, The Whole U can help prepare you for race-day. Follow our [...]
When the weather is dry, we see athletes of all kinds out and around town, some with their wheeled gear and elbow pads shredding sidewalks and roads alike. After catching wind of a pretty intense roller sport called roller derby, I thought I would take some time to dig a little deeper into what it [...]
For the past three years, The Whole U has offered a summer fitness challenge for UW faculty and staff and their families to support their summer health goals. Each year we reach more people — in 2014 we had 100 teams participate, and this year the number of teams climbed to over 260! In addition [...]
Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or you struggle to touch your toes, join us in celebrating National Yoga Month this September! From relaxation to stress relief to strength building, yoga's many benefits promote a happier and healthier lifestyle. Apart from getting you moving, practicing yoga can improve your mental health by making you stronger both mentally and physically. So why not give it a try? To celebrate, we’re teaming up with the UW Mindfulness Project, an organization that aims to create a mindful culture on campus. During the whole month of September, you’ll find a variety of yoga-centered activities (in-person and virtual) to help you get centered.
Staying fit is a necessary part of living a long and healthy life, but it can come with expensive membership fees, burdensome equipment, and other unforeseen costs. We talked to Ian Weinberg of IanFitness, a sponsor of the Summer Throwdown, about how to get in shape when finances are tight. These budget-friendly ideas will help you improve your commitment to fitness without breaking the bank.