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 [...]
Early this week, The Whole U partnered with UW Medical Center Registered Dietitian, Charlotte Furman, to offer a seminar discussing the current research on inflammation – including associated diseases, the role of the gut microbiome, and the influence of our food choices. As the new nutrition intern for the Whole U (and a public health [...]
You’re standing in front of the waste receptacles with your hands full of trash. You want to avoid singlehandedly destroying the environment, but you’re also unsure of what to toss in the recycle, compost, or landfill-bound garbage bins. A group of people start to walk by you and seemingly sort their trash effortlessly. What? We [...]
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 [...]
While the start of fall brings many of our favorite things (hello, pumpkin spice everything and Husky Football), it’s also one of the most hectic times of the year. With the new school year starting up in under a week, UW campuses (and our schedules) are bound to be busier. The perfect way to combat [...]
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 [...]
At the University of Washington, a world-renown hub of medical innovation, researchers team up across departments to find answers to some of health care’s most pressing problems. Programmers solve. Engineers build. Physicians treat. Patients win. But buried inside this collaborative approach to medicine are questions that science can’t answer: When does a physical impairment become a “problem”? Do all problems need to be fixed? How much input should patients have?
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 [...]
Here at The Whole U, we love talking about eating well. But talking about something is completely different than being able to do it regularly. I cannot count the number of times I have solely consumed pizza for three days (yes, that actually happened more than once), but one thing is for sure: it’s not [...]
Whether your favorite way to unwind is with a good book, at a Husky game, or with a paintbrush in hand, University Book Store makes fostering your passions our priority. This August, we’re excited to announce new and updated benefits for Pack Rewards members to help you embrace what you love. Check them out below [...]
The Danish national custom for Smørrebrød, which means “buttered bread” is simply an open faced sandwich, eaten with a knife and fork. It’s hard to pronounce in English, but most agree that it’s close to smor-rebrod or smuhr–bruth. Smørrebrød came into being with the onset of factory production in Denmark; unable to return home for lunch, workers started to bring food with them in the form of these little open faced sandwiches, utilizing leftovers from the previous night’s meal.
On Sunday August 21 over 2000 UW faculty, staff, students, and their families strolled through our beautiful Seattle campus posing for 14 photographers at various locations for a FREE photo session toward their future holiday card, social media profile, baby announcement memo, engagement celebration photo, family reunion portrait, and even LinkedIn profile. The Whole U celebrates [...]