Physical wellness is more than just “working out.” It’s finding a physical activity that you enjoy, eating foods that nourish and sustain you, and taking care of yourself by getting sleep and not abusing drugs and alcohol.
Building Physical Wellness:
- Participating in physical activity/exercise
- Developing healthy eating habits
- Taking personal responsibility for your own health care
- Maintaining a regular sleep schedule
- Understanding your limits and needs
- Practicing safe sex
- Maintaining relaxation time to help avoid stress
The physical benefits of looking good and feeling terrific most often lead to the psychological benefits of enhanced self-esteem, self-control, determination and a sense of direction.
Are you engaged in the process of Physical Wellness?
- Do I avoid using tobacco products?
- Do I get sufficient amount of sleep?
- Do I have an established exercise routine?
- Do I make educated decisions in regards to my sexual health?
- Am I smart and safe when in the presence of drugs and alcohol?
- Do I take time for myself?
- Am I mindful of my eating habits?
If you answered "no" to any of the questions, it may indicate an area where you need to improve the state of your physical wellness.