Physical wellness is the ability to maintain a healthy quality of life without undue fatigue or physical stress. Watching what you put into your body, how much activity you get, and your weight are important for keeping your body working properly. Positive physical health habits can help decrease your stress, lower your risk of disease, increase your energy and even lower your life insurance rates! The National Institutes of Health has a variety of resources to help improve your physical health.
1. Get Active
Getting regular physical activity is one of best things you can do for your health. Experts recommend adults get at least 150 minutes (two and a half hours) of moderate physical activity a week. Click here to learn more.
2. Maintain Your Muscle
Building muscle helps you keep up the activities you enjoy. Some types of strength training keep your bones healthy, too. Experts recommend doing strength training for all the major muscle groups two or more days a week for adults. Click here to learn more about the benefits of strength training.
3. Eat a Healthy Diet
When it comes to deciding what to eat and feed our families, it can be a lot easier than you might think to make smart choices. A healthy eating plan not only limits unhealthy foods, but also includes a variety of healthy foods. Click here to find out which foods to add to your diet and which to avoid.
4. Mind Your Metabolism
Your metabolism changes as you get older. You burn fewer calories and break down foods differently. You also lose lean muscle. Unless you exercise more and adjust your diet, the pounds can add up. Carrying those extra pounds may be harming your health. Click here to learn more.
5. Build Healthy Habits
We know that making healthy choices can help us feel better and live longer. Maybe you’ve already tried to eat better, get more exercise or sleep, quit smoking, or reduce stress. It’s not easy. But research shows how you can boost your ability to create and sustain a healthy lifestyle.
6. Find a Healthy Weight
Keeping your body at a healthy weight may help you lower your risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer that can result from carrying excess weight or obesity. Take charge of your weight and your health with these resources.
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Life Chat Podcast
This episode of Life Chat focuses on physical wellness. Physical wellness is key to maintaining a high quality of life. Positive physical health habits can help decrease your stress, lower your risk of diseases and increase your energy. Learn how to get moving and increase your knowledge by joining Kiley Huber, a senior wellness specialist from EMC, and life insurance advocates Anna Coleman and Laura Timmins from EMC National Life.
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Physical Health Resources:
- Physical Wellness Toolkit: https://www.nih.gov/health-information/physical-wellness-toolkit
- Get Active
- Maintain your muscle
- Find a Healthy Weight
- Eat a Healthy Diet
- Mind Your Metabolism
- Build Healthy Habits
- Plan Your Plate: https://newsinhealth.nih.gov/special-issues/eating/plan-your-plate
- Limit Added Sugars
- Consider Your Fats
- Check Labels for Salt
- Make a Meal Plan
- Get Expert Advice
- Step It Up: https://newsinhealth.nih.gov/2021/07/step-it-up
- Healthy Weight Control: https://newsinhealth.nih.gov/2022/12/healthy-weight-control
- American Lung Association: https://www.lung.org/
- American Cancer Society: https://www.cancer.org/
- American Heart Association: https://www.heart.org/
Source: Source: National Institutes of Health (December 8, 2022). Physical Wellness Toolkit. Retrieved from https://www.nih.gov/health-information/physical-wellness-toolkit