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Research, recipes, news and tips for better, healthier living—created and curated by your friends at Pacific Science Center’s Wellbody Academy.


Water Or Sports Drink? Choosing Your Thirst Quencher

PacSci Perspectives It’s officially spring sports season! The Sounders are playing and the Mariners are at spring training. If you or your kiddos like to get active this season, you may wonder when and whether sports drinks are a good choice. According to... read more

Daylight Saving Time Increases Stroke Risk

PacSci Perspectives We’re turning clocks forward this weekend, and new research has found a link between the one-hour sleep disruption and increased risk of ischemic stroke. Ischemic stroke is the most common kind of stroke, accounting for 87 percent of all... read more

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries For Your Valentine

What’s not to love? The luscious chocolate-enrobed fruit helps prevent cancer and heart attacks. The recipe takes less than 15 minutes to prepare and consists of only two ingredients: Chocolate and strawberries. Keep reading to learn the health benefits of... read more

3 Tips To Save Money By Keeping Kids’ Smiles Healthy

Sugar Swaps: Healthy Alternatives To Foods We Crave By Bryana Allen | Oct 14, 2015 February is Children’s Oral Health Month and the perfect time to celebrate growing smiles. Your child’s smile is priceless. But the cost of keeping that smile healthy... read more

How To Avoid Colds & Flu

In the midst of cold and flu season, when you’re surrounded by sneezing, wheezing colleagues and kids, it’s small comfort to hear the 2015-16 flu season is so far relatively mild. Influenza activity is currently rising in King County and across Washington... read more

Wellbody Recipe: Overnight Oatmeal

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. And here’s the science behind healthy oatmeal. Loaded... read more