Physical Wellness involves aspects of life that are necessary to keep yourself in top condition. Optimal physical wellness is developed through the combination of beneficial physical activity/exercise and healthy eating habits. Elemental components of physical wellness include building muscular strength and endurance, cardiovascular strength and endurance and flexibility.
Physical wellness is also concerned with developing personal responsibility for your own health care, such as caring for minor illnesses and knowing when professional medical attention is needed. Developing physical wellness empowers you to be able to monitor your own vital signs and understand your body's warning signs. 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.
Are you engaged in the process of physical wellness?
- Do I know important health numbers, like my cholesterol, weight, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels?
- Do I get annual physical exams?
- Do I avoid using tobacco products?
- Do I get sufficient amount of sleep?
- Do I have an established exercise routine?
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.
How to Improve Your Physical Wellness
DICK'S Sporting Goods offers many resources through which you can begin or continue to develop your own Physical Wellness. The DSG Health Club
provides a 43,000 square foot fully equipped fitness center, as well as personalized exercise plans, group exercise classes, and courts/recreational leagues for basketball, volleyball, tennis, and more. Associate discounts are also available at GlobalFit gyms and the Weight Watchers®
program as well. Click here
for more details regarding GlobalFit and Weight Watchers®