Where you live can say a lot about your health. “Neighborhoods are one way that people are sorted, if you will, into areas that have varying access to infrastructure and services that promote health,” said Wendy Barrington, an assistant professor in the School of Nursing. Barrington first came to the UW for the Ph.D. program in epidemiology in 2007. Her dissertation explored how the neighborhoods in which people live and work can affect their stress levels and obesity rates.
I have never been a gym person. I’m very impressed by those who find the time and motivation to make it to those temples of sweat, those hallowed halls of healthful contraptions, and put in effort for the sole goal of improving their fitness. When I do find the get-up-and-go to walk into a gym, [...]
Do you live in an energy-efficient home? That depends on lot of little things that add up. For instance, how long are your showers? How often do you water your lawn? How much of your food do you compost? Even if you’re environmentally conscious, chances are there are things you can do to make your [...]
Lauren Updkye, our very own assistant director, was just featured in a running podcast about how ordinary runners can improve their speed (she comes in at 8 minutes 30 seconds if you’d like to check it out). That got us wondering what other UW experts are featured in podcasts. Whether you want to be motivated [...]
Welcome to week five of the Summer Fitness Challenge. During the first four weeks you might have added in some intervals, an extra day of exercise, or maybe you added strength to your weekly routine. With all of this increased exercise, you might be feeling exhausted, worn out, or like you’re hitting a plateau. This [...]
The Whole U is always on the lookout for faculty and staff hidden passions, and Rachel Vaughn’s got us buzzing. Rachel, director of the Carlson Leadership and Public Service Center, exercises her community-oriented spirit when she helps sell jars of honey, made from the bees she and her husband Brad keep, at the farmer’s market. [...]
We all know planting trees is good for the environment, but does it matter where we plant them? Yes, according to UW’s Ecoclimate Lab, which explores how vegetation in one part of the world can affect the climate in other, far-off places. “If we added a bunch of forests across North America and Asia, that can actually cause the circulation in the atmosphere to shift, which can make it rain in the tropics,” said lab leader Abigail Swann, an assistant professor in the Department of Biology and the Department of Atmospheric Sciences.
As the summer sun heats up, nothing sounds better than an ice-cold popsicle. Oftentimes, ice pops are loaded with sugar or artificial sweeteners. Here are five guilt-free treats that are easy to make, will help you cool down, and are perfect for kids and adults alike! Frozen Fruit Pops Lots of fruit loaded into these! [...]
Don’t let the desk job fool you. Daren Wade is a man on the move. After work on four days a week, he leaves his office in the Harris Hydraulics Lab and drives to Zumba class, where he shows a group of eager dancers how to hop and bop to the beat. On Wednesdays, he [...]
Two of the loudest fans at this year’s Women’s World Cup were Husky coaches. Head women’s soccer coach Lesle Gallimore and associate head coach Amy Griffin made several trips up to Canada to watch the games, including the July 5 final between Team USA and Japan. Gallimore, UW’s head coach since 1994, recruited Team USA [...]
On July 15, The Whole U challenged University of Washington faculty and staff to choose the stairs and climb toward a goal of 500K in 24 hours. This was an event that everyone could fit in. Committed participants climbed before work, on break, at lunch, and after work to crush the goal by climbing 712,405 [...]
Welcome to week four of the Summer Fitness Challenge. The first three weeks have been incredible, with over 1,000 faculty and staff participating in the UW Stair Challenge. We are proud to say that we reached our goal of 500K stairs in 24 hours! Tomorrow’s Whole U article will reveal the winner of the challenge and [...]