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At Professor Wellbody's Academy of Health & Wellness, we understand there's only one thing harder than making healthy behavior changes: Sticking to them! We all need a little help from our friends, and that's the purpose of the Wellbody Blog, a friendly online gathering spot--a community well--where you can dip into health news; wellness tips; recipes; latest research about nutrition, exercise, sleep and hygiene; plus, real stories from virtual neighbors who are also trying to change their lives for the better. Start from wherever you are; share ideas, information, inspiration. At Pacific Science Center, we believe each of us can do something everyday to improve our health and well-being.

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pompeiiteeth©Damien du Toit - Body cast
in Pompeii, Italy
Today it’s hard to imagine life without schools, technology, and toothbrushes.

However, your life would be very different if you lived in ancient Rome. If you were an average Roman citizen, you wouldn’t be able to read or write. You’d eat mostly porridge, olives and lentils. You wouldn’t travel more than 50 miles from home in your lifetime--a span of only about 35 years.

Despite those facts, you, like all Romans, would still want to keep your teeth shiny and healthy. Here’s how you’d do it:



To hone their competitive edge, the Seahawks eat healthy, and so can you with 12+ delicious recipes for game day and some strategies to prevent day-after indigestion, bloating and inflammatory flab. Keep reading for Super Bowl super food recipes and tips.


Splash! We’re deep into the Pacific Northwest’s rainy, cold, dark season, when it’s sometimes hard to muster enthusiasm for outdoor exercise. That’s when it’s time to head to an indoor community pool to get your heart rate up while playing.>

PLAY = EXERCISE! Why not have fun while moving your body? While playing, you’re still exercising your heart, lungs, muscles and mind. And who doesn’t love playing in a water slide, lazy river or other pool?

Keep reading for a list of cool indoor pools in and around Seattle.


Say goodbye to hectic mornings that shortchange breakfast when you try these overnight oatmeal sensations: Chocolate chia, carrot cake and blueberry cashew are just a few of the delicious and healthy combos.

Keep reading for recipes and to learn about the science behind healthy oatmeal. 



cheesecake200Whether you’re trying to eat healthier or get more shut-eye, science supports the importance of engaging friends and family in behavior change. Recent research shows human social networks have a vital influence on phenomena as diverse as obesity, smoking, emotion, altruism and happiness.

Here’s a fascinating TEDTalk by Dr. Nicholas Christakis of Yale University about how traits can spread from person to person and how your location in a social network might impact your life in ways you don’t realize.

Keep reading to learn about the science of temptation and social networking. Plus, check out free apps that use social networking to help you stay on track with healthy goals.