Have you tried all the diets, does activity sound and feel like work, do you know your health risks?
The physical dimension of wellness recognizes the need for physical development. Improvement includes learning about diet and nutrition, incorporating regular physical activity, discouraging the use of addictive substances, and medical self care.
The most important contributor to a person’s wellness is nutrition. Nutrition is responsible for fueling all of life’s processes. The atoms, molecules, and cells of your body continually move and change, even though the arrangement of your tissues and organs seems to remain constant. All of the energy you need and all of the pieces of your body come from the nutrients you derive from foods (Whitney & Rolfes, 1993).
Eat meals regularly and include a variety of healthful foods for a balanced diet. Drink plenty of fluids, preferably water. Drink alcohol in moderation.
We all know the benefits of regular physical activity: disease risk reduction, helps control weight, maintains bones, muscles, and joints, and reduces feelings of anxiety and depression. Theory and research tell us the amount of pleasure or displeasure one experiences during exercise may influence the likelihood that he or she subsequently adopts or maintains regular participation. So the most important thing is to exercise often and have fun doing activities you enjoy. Someone asked me “How long do I have to exercise?” I replied, “How long do you want the benefits?”
I have 20+ years experience successfully maintaining a healthy weight through continually evolving and changing my nutrition and my activity. I limit my alcohol, and try to adhere to health assessment according to age markers. I do things to take care of my body. I am mindful of my body’s health, and how it responds to stress and setbacks. I’ve learned planning, setting small goals, and making it fun determine my success.
Kelle Greeson, Owner ELM Mental Wellness.
By traveling the ELM Mental Wellness path, you’ll be able to plan, set reasonable goals, and measure your success and obstacles. You’ll understand and appreciate the relationship between sound nutrition and how your body performs. 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.
Our Physical Body is the home we will live in forever. Take Good Care.