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Physical wellness is maintaining a healthy lifestyle through physical activity, exercise and healthy eating habits. It is important to monitor physical health to detect any body-warning signs.  There are simple ways to maintain physical health which include:

  • Regular exercise
  • Eating properly
  • Regular physical check-ups
  • Avoid the use of tobacco and drugs

There are five major components of physical wellness:

  • Muscular strength
  • Endurance
  • Cardiovascular strength
  • Flexibility
  • Body composition

 

Healthy eating habits correlates with physical wellness. In order for the body to retrieve nutrition, it is important to eat healthy and have a good balanced eating plan. Nutritionist suggests eating whole foods, minimally processed and fresh. Foods that are nutrient rich contain satisfaction and deliver minimum calories.

 

It’s important as college students to organize time for breakfast, lunch and dinner in between the day to fuel the body with energy. Eating balanced meals include the five major food groups, along with choosing from a variety within those groups.

When the body is hungry, it’s important to listen to the warning signs in obtaining some food. Skipping meals, restricting intake and over-exercising lead to increased food thinking, increased cravings, and increased risk of binge eating. At the same time, over-eating is a sign of disconnected or distracted eating and can lead to increased risk for developing many chronic diseases.

Maintaining physical activity in the mist of a balanced daily meal plan will reduce the risk of developing diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure or cholesterol.

 

 

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