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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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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.

Last10years200How will you live the last decade of your life? Will you be pedaling a bicycle or maneuvering a wheelchair? Will you share a crisp salad and glass of wine with your partner or be fed medicines and mush by a hospital aide?

Watch this extremely clever, but sobering, one-minute video (click "continue reading")  that depicts two very different realities—and you’ll realize that wrinkles and balding are superficial worries when it comes to aging.

Problem: Many of us are fat, at risk for diabetes, heart disease and cancer and, worse yet, don’t eat the very fruits and vegetables that could help prevent those chronic killer diseases.

Solution: Hype broccoli.

Problem:We are blah about broccoli.

broccoliSolution: Assign the creative geniuses behind Coca-Cola’s “Smile Back” campaign to re-brand broccoli. Could slick veggie marketing (rather than farmer’s markets) be the key to better national nutrition and improved public health?

 

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 When you eat can be as important as what you eat when it comes to health.

New research published in the journal Obesity shows that those who eat a big breakfast are more likely to lose weight and muffin-top than those who eat a large dinner – even if that larger breakfast includes a piece of chocolate cake or cookie. 

 

 

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Jo Robinson will speak at Seattle's Town Hall on June 17, 2013.

eatingwildsideHumans once thrived on wild plants, but 400 generations of misguided farming methods have bred essential nutrients and fiber out of many modern fruits and vegetables, says Jo Robinson, a nationally recognized investigative journalist from Vashon Island. Robinson has spent the past 15 years delving into research on how we can restore vital nutrients to fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs and dairy products.

In her new book, Eating on the Wild Side, Robinson explores the nutritional history of fruits and vegetables and discusses how the evolution of farming unwittingly squandered essential fiber, protein, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants--leaving us more vulnerable to diseases including obesity, diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic inflammation and dementia.