What Is Physical Wellness and Why Is It Important?

What Is Physical Wellness and Why Is It Important

Do you go for a daily walk or have a committed work out schedule? Are you mindful of the foods you eat, making sure they’re healthy and nutritious? Do you make healthy choices, like choosing not to smoke, drink in excess, or do drugs? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’re on your way to achieving optimal physical wellness. In this article, I’ll review what physical wellness is, why it’s important, and how you can improve it.

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What is physical wellness?

Physical wellness has to do with keeping your body in optimal condition and health. It can be achieved through a well-balanced diet, various forms of exercise, practicing self-control, and much more.

Why is physical wellness important?

Physical wellness is important for many reasons. First off, it allows you to maintain your body over time. By eating a well balanced diet and performing routine exercise, you can significantly improve your overall health and physical wellness.

Another reason physical wellness is important is it keeps your organs in check. Your body is incredible but needs to be maintained over time. Keeping both your internal and external organs in peak condition is critical for a long, healthy life!

Lastly, physical wellness is important to maintain your energy levels. Just like your cell phone needs a charged battery to work, your body needs adequate energy levels to optimize it’s performance! Taking care of your body and getting adequate sleep are two great ways to recharge.

How can you improve physical wellness?

First, get out and exercise! Regular exercise can be as simple as a daily walk around your neighborhood or as advanced as an hour long boot camp class! Regardless of the intensity level, making sure you incorporate regular exercise into your routine is key for optimal physical wellness.

Second, eat a healthy, well balanced diet! Doing so will keep you looking and feeling good as well as prevent cardiovascular diseases as you age. If you live a busy lifestyle, this can be tough. Make sure you plan ahead and prepare meals in advance.

Third, get a yearly physical. When you get a routine physical, your doctor will thoroughly evaluate your body and perform basic blood work. If anything comes back outside of normal limits, they will work with you to improve your overall health and prevent any complications that can occur.

Lastly, go to bed early! Getting enough sleep is critical for optimal performance. Ideally, you should be getting 8 hours of sleep a day. This will help your brain and body relax and recharge for what’s to come.

Conclusion

In the end, it’s very important to take care of your body over time. You only have one and, in most cases, it can be well preserved by making healthy lifestyle choices. Doing so will help you age gracefully and maximize your physical wellness.

Do you have ideas or recommendations on ways to improve physical wellness? Leave them in the comments below.

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Ryan Corte, OD
Dr. Ryan Corte is an experienced leader with a strong passion for health and wellness education and information transparency. He believes that simplifying health and wellness information helps improve comprehension. This drives greater compliance and better life choices. He is an entrepreneurial professional with a Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University and a Doctor of Optometry degree from The Ohio State University. He also completed a residency in primary care and ocular disease at the Illinois College of Optometry. Outside of work, he loves spending time with his wife, family, and friends as well as continuing to stay active in his community and in life.

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