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 [...]
Whether your holiday gift list is long or short, December usually means higher than usual expenditures for many of us. So how about some seasonal savings? From fun discounted events and family getaways to rejuvenating floats and home organization sessions, we’re pleased to present these new, exciting discounts for the UW community! LifeFloat The holidays are [...]
From Woe to Wellness: Strategies for Surmounting Winter’s Worst Changing seasons are often followed by changes in mood or healthy habits. And while biology and behavior vary naturally from season to season, that doesn’t mean there aren’t strategies for combatting the winter blues in all its forms. We identified five of winter’s most widespread woes—whether that’s ice on your running route, [...]
Thanksgiving is over and we are well on the way to a holiday season full of visitors, gatherings, events, treats, and end of year reports. Over the last three years, The Whole U has published many articles on meditation and mindfulness, so I thought I would draw on some of the best tips and strategies from two [...]
Whether you have diabetes or have been told by your health care provider that you are “pre-diabetic” or at risk for diabetes, there are steps you can start taking now to help control your blood glucose levels. Limit or avoid simple sugars/sweets: These include juices, regular sodas or any sweetened beverages; syrups; candies such as [...]
Diverticulosis is a condition that develops when small “pockets” protrude out of a weakened colon wall. As people age, they become more at risk of developing this condition. By the age of 80, close to 70% of population could be affected. In most cases, diverticulosis remains asymptomatic unless these “pockets” are infected or inflamed. It [...]
Congratulations on making huge strides to a healthier you during the Summer Throwdown! As someone who is working hard to lose baby weight and get back into shape, I know how tough it can be to stay consistent with healthy eating and exercise habits. Your skin, hair, and nails may not have gotten the memo about your new workout routine, but don’t let that hold you back from achieving your overall goals! Here are my best tips for healthy skin while you work out this summer and beyond!
Have you ever felt great after working out? Not just proud of yourself, but physically great? Chances are you have. That's because moving your muscles releases chemicals in your brain. But there’s more benefit to your brain cells when you work out than just those sweet, sweet endorphins many people crave. When people feel happy, their productivity increases, their relationships improve, and they get better at coping with the challenges and unpredictability of life. For week five of the Summer Throwdown challenge, we're going to look at how working out can boost our brain health.