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 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.
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.
Dr. Chaytor is a clinical psychologist with expertise in brain-behavior relationships (how our brains take in our world and produce emotions, thinking and other behavior). She was a practicing clinical neuropsychologist at UW Medicine for 11 years working with patients with neurological illness and injury. She conducted evaluations of patients in order to better understand the cognitive and emotional consequences of brain changes and help them return to work, school or home. She also did short-term problem focused psychotherapy helping patients adjust to their illness or injury. » More …
Stop eating mindlessly – placing food in your mouth unconsciously, barely chewing, and not tasting it. Take some time with each bite paying particular attention to the sensations (smell, sight, sound, and taste), thoughts, and feelings. Here’s how to eat mindfully and fully enjoy all of the tasty offerings. » More …
Since I’ve worked at WSU Spokane Health Sciences campus, I’ve lost 60 pounds. The journey I’m on has been a lifestyle and mindset change. The process has been slow. I’m not at my goal yet, but I’m getting close and am determined to stick with it! » More …
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?