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Physical

"Physical wellness" involves understanding and appreciating the relationship between sound nutrition and how the body performs.  It requires participation in regular physical activities that improve cardiovascular strength and endurance, flexibility, and muscular strength.

Tips for Physical Wellness

  • Look for ways to integrate exercise and physical activity into your daily routine:  Start small by taking the stairs instead of the elevator.  Choose the parking space furthest away from the door.  Avoid circling around until you find the closest spot.
  • Think about what you are putting into your body:  Aim for a balanced and varied diet that includes lots of unprocessed high-fiber foods that are low in saturated fats (e.g., fruits, vegetables, whole grains).  Drink a lot of water.  Avoid sugary juices and soda.
  • Surround yourself with positive messages and role models:  Spend time around people who feel good about their bodies and treat their bodies with respect.  Place inspirational quotes within view and avoid over-exposure to unrealistic media messages about how our bodies should look.