10 Tips For Improving Your Physical Wellness
If you read our page about wellness than you know that it encompasses both our mental and physical wellbeing. The two are intricately intertwined, which means that you have to take both into consideration if you want to improve your overall wellness. Wellness is a dynamic concept that involves eight dimensions emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social and spiritual wellness. Some of these dimensions have a stronger influence on our physical wellness while others have a stronger relationship with our mental wellness. Before we jump into tips on how to improve our physical wellbeing, lets first discuss the factors that impact it.
WHAT FACTORS IMPACT OUR PHYSICAL WELLNESS
Physical wellness involves our overall physical health and our state of awareness of our physical well being. Ideally, we want to keep our health in the best condition we can and our physical functionality in an optimal state. Maintaining our physical wellness is a lot like a balancing act. This means making sure we are keeping our activity levels, diet, finances and mental state in check. It is not an easy task, but it is necessary. The key factors that affect our physical well-being include our diet, physical activity, sleep, emotional well being, finances, stress levels, lifestyle, and medical state. So let’s get to the tips.
1. Eat a healthy, balanced diet
It goes without saying that having a healthy diet can do wonders for our health. Our bodies need certain vitamins and nutrients to not only function but also to thrive. If we don’t, we put ourselves at risk of malnutrition, illness, and injury. Eating a healthy balanced diet means consuming fruits, vegetables, grains, and meats. Consult the food guide or a nutritionist for tips on what you need in your diet and how much. Having a balanced diet goes a long way to maintaining your physical well being.
2. Drink water
This is the easy one, get plenty of water to stay hydrated and help your body flush out any toxins. Our bodies are made up of 60% water if we don’t drink enough water we can experience a host of health-related issues such as dehydration. You can only survive for 3 – 4 days without water, if you’re not fond of plain water try other alternatives. Try flavoring your water with pieces of fruit, cucumber, lemon or even a splash of juice. The general rule is we should be drinking eight glasses of water a day. I know this sounds like a lot, so try drinking watered down juice even. Whatever method works best for you, do it. Hydrate, hydrate hydrate.