Berkeley Wellness, the leading online resource for evidence-based wellness information, is a collaboration between the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley and a national team of writers and editors. It features articles from the highly rated UC Berkeley Wellness Letter as well as original content and updates.


  • Pilates: More for the Core?>

    Pilates: More for the Core

    by Berkeley Wellness

    This movement-based exercise technique was originally developed for dancers nearly a century ago. Pilates not only increases core strength and stability but also range of motion, flexibility, and muscle balance.

  • How Safe Is Your Drinking Water??>

    How Safe Is Your Drinking Water?

    by Berkeley Wellness

    As the recent water crisis in Flint, Mich., has made tragically clear, what comes from our taps isn't always as clean as we'd like it to be. Here's what you need to know about your drinking water.

  • Sesame: Little Seeds, Big Benefits?>

    Sesame: Little Seeds, Big Benefits

    by Berkeley Wellness

    Rich in protein, unsaturated fats, and other nutrients, sesame seeds are called the “queen of oil seeds” for good reason. Here’s a look at the sesame science, much hailing from the Middle East and Asia, where these seeds still reign supreme.