Stress Less This Season with Quick & Easy Recipes
This year most of us are foregoing our traditional holiday season plans and camping out at home to stop the spread of COVID-19 and ensure our families and friends stay safe and healthy. For many of us, that means we are now the sous chef, baking extraordinaire, turkey master, and mac and cheese expert rather [...]
Using Lean Manufacturing Principles to Simplify Life
Simplify. I don’t know how many times my husband has used this word over the years. Any time I complain or struggle with something, his answer is the same. There’s too much to do! Simplify. I’m running late! Simplify. I can’t find my keys! Simplify. How could simplify be the answer to so many of [...]
Learn how to enhance your digital wellness
On January 25, International Data Privacy Day, learn how to protect and control your digital footprint at a seminar with the UW Privacy Office on Personal Privacy and Digital Wellness. At the event, privacy office staff will address: Specific steps you can take to enhance your digital wellness in 2018 Additional resources to support personal [...]
CIWA-Whole U Tai Chi and Chinese travel language classes
In partnership with the Confucius institute we are offering free Tai Chi classes and Chinese language courses this winter. Tai Chi 6-class series Tai Chi is an ideal aerobic exercise for any age that can help maintain spine health and increases bone density. It is beneficial to the cardiovascular, respiratory, nervous, and digestive systems, while [...]
Whole U Health Series: Prostate Cancer Awareness
“Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosis in men today, and it’s the third leading cause of cancer related death in men.” — Dr. Jonathan Wright Medical Director of the UWMC Urology Clinic UW associate professor of urology. The numbers are staggering. In their lifetimes, one in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, [...]
How do diets affect your gut health?
It can feel as though every week a new diet or regimen hits your social media feed promising weight loss and other health and wellness advantages. These diets are usually characterized by highly restrictive and/or unusual food choices, often cutting out whole food groups entirely. But will a fad diet impact those trillions of microbes residing in your [...]
Small Changes, Big Impact Cap National Nutrition Month
There is a National Month for everything, but we’d argue March is a month for days—St. Patrick’s Day, Pi Day, National Puppy Day, the first day of spring. All those and more make March one of our favorite times of year, but we also love it because we get to celebrate National Nutrition Month. This nutrition education tradition, launched [...]
What Does a Healthy Dinner Look Like?
Now that we know what balanced breakfasts, lunches and snacks look like, let’s dive into dinner! We asked dietitian Ben Atkinson, manager of Outpatient Nutrition, Informatics, & Wellness in the Nutrition Services Department at Harborview Medical Center to point us in the right direction. He shared a few simple guidelines that make healthy dinners uncomplicated and [...]
Celebrate UW Walk Week!
No matter the weather outside, warmer weather is on its way. With each passing week, there are ever more opportunities to get outdoors and get moving. That’s why, from April 3 through 7, we’re proud to sponsor UW Walk Week—a celebration of the way we move and the boundless benefits it brings. According to The [...]
What Does a Healthy Lunch Look Like?
Now that we know how to start off our day right with a nutritious breakfast, let’s explore lunch. We asked Judy Simon, dietitian at the UW Medical Center Roosevelt Clinic, adjunct faculty member of the Nutritional Sciences program, and host of our Ask the Dietitian Wednesday Q&A on our Eating Well group, if she would give us [...]
Celebrate National Nutrition Month 2017!
Small changes make a big impact over time. Adding a piece of fruit to breakfast, opting for whole grain bread instead of white bread, or drinking more water, when implemented daily, can make a big impact toward improving your overall health. Drastic changes, like eliminating entire food groups, or adopting a major shift in diet are [...]
Winter Discounts and Seasonal Savings
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 [...]