It’s the final week of the Summer Fitness Challenge and nearly 1,600 UW faculty and staff have spent the past eight weeks moving more and eating well. So far we have learned where to start with an exercise program, how to gage intensity, the benefits of adding strength, how to progress properly, how to add [...]
If you think you can outrun the law, you might want to think again. John Vinson, the chief of the UW Police Department, finished 15 marathons last year. He’s on pace to do 20 more this year. “When I’m running on a regular basis and pushing myself beyond where I think I can go, I [...]
Cell phones and dashboard cameras capture shootings and chokeholds. Jumbled storylines lead to suspensions and resignations. Protestors clash with police. The world watches. But what about all the people who get quietly handcuffed, charged with a crime, and sent away to prison? How do their conditions fit into a larger movement like Black Lives Matter?
Last year over 700 UW faculty and staff celebrated National Yoga Month with us. This September, we want to make it easy for even more faculty and staff to give yoga a try or to reinvigorate their practice. Here are five reasons why you should REGISTER NOW… 1. Receive weekly articles about the amazing benefits [...]
How much sugar is really in our drinks? Last week, Kate Ueland, dietetic intern at UW Medical Center, gave a Whole U seminar on the importance of limiting the consumption of added sugars in drinks. Prolonged intake of sugary beverages may be a key contributor to the epidemic of overweight and obesity and increases the [...]
Be part of National Yoga Month this September by joining The Whole U’s Yoga Month Celebration! We’ve tapped our campus yoga experts to bring you videos introducing different yoga styles and a weekly article that focuses on how yoga can help with everything from stress relief to longevity. Want more? The Whole U will host [...]
Volunteerism is one of The Whole U’s six pillars, and we organize ways to make a difference at local non-profits such as FareStart all year long. Another way that faculty are making an exponential impact is by incorporating service-learning into their courses. Service-learning classes are just like other courses, but with an additional requirement of performing a [...]
Exercise Tip of the Week – Increase Your Physical Activity Exercise and physical activity are not synonymous. Exercise is planned and purposeful, and scheduled bouts of it will improve your fitness and health significantly (I’ve been encouraging you to fit in at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise a day, whether it’s broken up in [...]
From lives lived on the edge to stories that challenge the way we think about the world, four authors coming to University Book Store this month remind us just how powerful and entertaining pushing the limits can be. Known for his articles in the magazine Motorcyclist — as well as his pieces on veterans’ issues [...]
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.
He may get paid in treats instead of checks, but Dubs is a hardworking member of the University of Washington. And just like many faculty and staff, our mascot works with UW students. The main job of student handlers is to accompany Dubs wherever he goes, whether it’s a Husky football game or The Whole [...]
American grocery stores devote entire aisles to grain products, including crackers, cereals, bread, and buns. Most of these items are made from common grains like wheat or oats, but many are also refined, which strips the whole grain of its protein, fiber, and vitamins. Whole grains such as wild rice, steel cut oats, and Einkhorn [...]