PacSci Perspectives

Wellbody Blog

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


Healthy Almond Milk Ice Cream

PacSci Perspectives Beat the heat with this potassium- and protein-packed treat! Ice cream is the quintessential summer dessert. It is also higher in calories—a single serving contains nearly 300 calories with significant amounts of sugar and saturated fat. There are,...

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A Heart Healthy Summer Cookout

PacSci Perspectives Summer is in full swing and the season will include a lot of food. This year, treat your friends and family to a fun and healthy meal. These flavorful mini-burgers are perfect for a potluck or dinner with kids. The Beef According to Mayo Clinic,...

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4 Reasons Smiles Dig Gardening

PacSci Perspectives Spring has sprung and summer is just around the corner. It’s the perfect time of year to get outside and dig in the dirt. Here’s why: Your very own farmer’s market With fresh fruits, herbs and vegetables all at your fingertips,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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