Why Diets Don't Work

There is a common assumption that anyone who is determined enough can lose weight and keep it off. Research has shown, however, that most people who try to lose weight actually end up regaining it, regardless of the diet or exercise program. Approximately 95% of people who lose weight regain it within 5 years. Some ... [Read more...]

Health at Every Size

There are a lot of messages out there about what an ideal body type is and is not. Some messaging promotes negative cultural biases against being overweight and the assumption that if someone is overweight, they may be labeled as out of control, lazy, or undisciplined. This message can be extremely harmful and lead to ... [Read more...]

Marijuana: Know the Facts

College students nationally have been using more marijuana over the past several years. Since 2000, the number of college students who have reported using marijuana in the past year has risen from 30% to 38% in 2015. In Washington, marijuana was recently legalized for adults over the age of 21. According to initial research, young ... [Read more...]

Myth vs. Fact: Marijuana and Alcohol

Marijuana and alcohol are both widely used on college campuses nationwide. There are a lot of different misconceptions about marijuana and alcohol use, including sayings like: “marijuana is safer than other drugs” and “I can just drink some coffee to sober up.”  This post is all about examining those myths and setting the record straight. ... [Read more...]

Seeing Double: Separating Substance Use Fact from Fiction

The Wellness Initiative is hosting Seeing Double: Separating Substance Use Fact from Fiction – a one-day program on January 24th, 2017 that will provide students with information about alcohol and marijuana use.  Join us all day long to “Test Your Vision” in interactive activities, get your questions about alcohol and drug use answered from an expert ... [Read more...]