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What is Physical Wellness?

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Physical wellness promotes proper care of your body for optimal health and functioning. There are many elements of physical wellness that must be attended to for optimal health. Overall physical wellness encourages the balance of physical activity, nutrition and mental well-being to keep your body in top condition.  Obtaining an optimal level of physical wellness allows you to nurture personal responsibility for your own health.  This page will give you tips on how to keep you moving physically, get proper sleep and monitor your health. Visit the Nutritional Wellness page for tips on proper nutrition and the Emotional Wellness page for healthy mind tips!

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Why is Physical Wellness Important?

Physical Wellness encourages us to care for our bodies through physical activity, proper nutrition and a strong mind.

Physical Activity

Being physically active is important to keeping your body in its top condition.   some proven benefits of physical activity are strengthened bones and muscles, reduced risk of disease and stroke and more energy.  Learn more about physical activity.   https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/fitness/in-depth/exercise/art-20048389

Nutrition

It is important to nurture your body by eating a well-balanced diet.  Filling yourself with a variety of vitamins and nutrients will not only help prevent illness, but will also keep your body functioning at its best.  Find healthy eating resources on campus.  http://www.metzlackawanna.com/

Mental Well-Being

Having optimal levels of physical activity and maintaining proper nutrition is key to improving your overall emotional wellness.  Not only will you sharpen your thinking and learning abilities, you will enhance your sense of self-esteem and self-control.

The Route to Physical Wellness

Understanding the relationship between your body's physical health and mental health is crucial in order to develop a balanced physical wellness.  When you take the route to physical wellness you will learn to understand how your body performs physicall and be able to connect it to how you feel mentally.  Physical wellness encourages principles of good health and knowledge that leads to a healthy lifestyle.  Listed below are a few ways for you to maintain an optimal level of physical wellness.

  • Engage in physical activity everyday for at least 30 minutes.
  • Eat a variety of healthy foods.
  • Maintain a regular sleep schedule and get between 7-9 hours of sleep each night.
  • Use the stairs instead of the elevator and walk whenever possible.
  • Learn to recognize warning signs when your body begins feeling ill.                                 

Resources

Are you interested in enhancing your physical wellness?  Since there are a variety of elements to maintaining physical wellness, it is important to learn how to balance these elements.  Below is a list of resources available to you at Lackawanna College and at other local outside organizations.

Lacakawanna Resources

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The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to improving public health and safety by achieving understanding of sleep and sleep disorders, and by supporting sleep-related education, research and advocacy.  Learn more about healthy sleep resources from the National Sleep Foundation.

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This is a free online resource you can use to log food intake and daily excercise. With over 250,000 foods in its database, Calorie Count is a great tool use to keep track of your calories for a healthier lifestyle, receive support and earn rewards daily!

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The American Heart Association (AHA) is working to help kids, families and communities live heart-healthy lives.  Use this information to help you get active and stay active for life.

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The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world's largest organization of food and nutritional professionals.  The Academy is committed to improving the nation's health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy.