Let's Lose Some Weight


Hey, sounds like a pretty good idea, right? All we have to do is consume fewer calories and burn more, and voila, we are thin and trim. So how do we go about it? What’s the plan? Well, we gotta exercise more, eat less meat, avoid trans fats, yada yada yada… wait a minute. What’s that? Are you telling me, health experts at Healthline, that simple nutrition advice like this is not always beneficial?


… Ahem. Pardon?


Hold the phone, Dr. Kim: is it true that drinking too much water is dangerous? I didn’t catch that. Could you repeat it? If I’m hearing you loud and clear, what you’re saying is information we’re often given about cholesterol is inaccurate?


I’m alone. Confused. Frightened. Bewildered. What am I to do? How am I to proceed? Help me, Wellness360! You’re my… uh… my one… my only.. h… ho–.. line?!?!

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Mother's Day and Mother Earth


Did you know it’s been over a year since we started not-so-semi-regularly updating Wellness360? Hey now! Move over, WebMD! Since we admittedly forgot to timely commemorate this thrilling occasion, let’s do some quick backtracking: one of our first (and favorite) posts centered on Earth Day 2008. It was fun, informative, and Will Smith-friendly—the quintessential Wellness360 post.

I’d love to duplicate that formula, but doing an Earth Day post post-Earth Day is just lazy. However, I’m nothing if not a proponent of a strained segue that masks my inner languor: Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and who’s the fairest mother of them all? If you guessed Mother Earth, we’re probably best friends. So don’t be frightened! Follow my lead, put on your mom jeans, and join Wellness360 as we show you how to enjoy Mom’s day the pro-wellness way.


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National Backyard Games Week

Every year, the week before Memorial Day (this week?), Patch Products sponsors National Backyard Games Week, augmenting Physical Fitness and Sports Month by promoting, obviously, outdoor activity. Patch investigates into the origin of backyard gaming, and also provides a list of possible backyard activities for both families and groups of friends, which includes, among others, Mega-Bounce Catch and Crisscross Catch, which may or may not involve jumping around.

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The Benefits (and Potential Dangers?) of Physical Activity

We’ve provided a ton of stuff over the past week about different ideas and activities to get you and your family active and moving around: relays, BlongoBall, obstacle courses, scavenger hunts, etc. While these exercises are themselves fantastic and thoughtful, they beget their own series of significant questions: Why? What’s the point? What does it all mean?

The benefits of physical activity are immense and crucial to maintaining overall health and productivity. The CDC delves into specific benefits here, detailing the various health improvements physical activity ultimately provides, recommending how much physical activity you need, and suggesting types of activities in which you can realistically participate.

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Gobs of Good Stuff: A May Fitness Roundup

Howdy: it’s still May, and we’re still staying fit and playing sports. To further endorse May’s thematic importance, we’ve gathered a veritable smorgasbord of quality info to enable us to continue our successful foray into the fitness of May. I suggest you recover from that Shakespearean eloquence and join us for the WPI Fitness Roundup!

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Being Physically Active: How to Get Started

Excited about National Physical Fitness and Sports Month? You’re not alone. Unsure about ways to get started? Wellness360 has you covered all month long: strategies, tips, tricks, blueprints, and schemes. Get your whole family involved after the jump.

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