Physical wellness is one of the dimensions of health, comprised of lifestyle behaviors like exercise, a healthy diet, restful sleep, social interaction, illness prevention and injury reduction as well as stress management and weight maintenance. Such practices help individuals feel physically fit with energy to spare while managing their weight effectively.
Physical exercise can improve your mood and concentration while helping prevent weight gain and lower the risk of chronic diseases like heart disease and high blood pressure. Try adding at least 30 minutes of aerobic activity five days per week (walking, swimming or riding your bike are great examples) into your schedule (e.g. walking or swimming), starting off small before increasing gradually; getting a fitness partner or joining an activity group might also help keep you motivated!
Eating a diet rich in nutritious food groups is vital for physical well-being, and sets the stage for lifelong good health. Make sure that you're getting sufficient amounts of nutrients in each food group and are enjoying a variety of food groups throughout the day.
Barriers to physical wellness often include costs, lack of motivation or knowledge and anxiety about appearances of our bodies. One effective solution to these obstacles may be finding physical activities you enjoy doing with friends or coworkers; trying out different forms of exercise (tai chi or yoga); and making healthy eating simple by following quick and convenient recipes.