The Wellness Collaborative, thanks to the College of Pharmacy, is once again organizing a campus softball team to play in the summer of 2018. Sign-up to day to enjoy great people and fun times playing softball (managed by the City of Spokane Parks and Recreation).
By Kevin Stevens, RN, MSN, CHSE
MS CPD Student
Certified IRONMAN Coach
Ahh, spring has sprung, the sun is shining when it’s not cloudy and raining and the birds are chirping, usually at 4:00 a.m. This is the time when everyone is ready to head outdoors. What better way to do so than to get involved in the largest road race in the nation, an annual spring event, Bloomsday? A nice 7.46 mile jaunt through the beautiful Spokane area.
We recognized Earth Week this week with blogs on sustainability, biking to work, intellectual wellness and recycling.
Let’s recap what we wrote about:
By Michael Ebinger
What can a desire to learn and practice more about intellectual wellness and celebrating Earth Day have in common? I thought about that for a lot of time in March and stumbled on the easy answer: quite a bit.
By Tera Lessard
Do you want to be greener, but don’t know where to start? Here are a few ideas for how to make more sustainable choices at work. If you are just starting your sustainability journey, start small. Small efforts can have big impacts.
By Kevin Dudley
The benefits are numerous, so let’s explore the benefits of riding your bike to work, and touch on what you need to do before you start cranking.
By Tera Lessard
The key to reducing your waste is to think about the three R’s: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Using this lens can help you choose items that come in recyclable or reusable packaging, or find creative ways to use what you already have instead of purchasing something new. If you are just starting your sustainability journey, try choosing just one item to become more contentious about. Small efforts have big impacts.
A winter as rough as the one we are experiencing doesn’t have to keep us indoors. We are blessed with outdoor opportunities here in the Inland Northwest in the form of snowshoeing, downhill skiing and cross-country (aka ‘Nordic’) skiing.
We sat down with Chancellor Lisa Brown to talk about her health goals for the campus and how she maintains a healthy work/life balance.
By Valerie Jarvensivu
Hydration is vital for life. The majority of the metabolic reactions in the body rely on water in order to proceed. Our bodies make product and heat. Every product that we put in has to be broken down in order to be utilized. This catabolic process requires varying amounts of energy. It is much more efficient from an energy-use perspective to put in what can be used naturally and easily without extra steps. Water is the obvious pure choice, but we can also get fluid from our foods such as soups, fruits, and vegetables.
How much fluid do we need?