Five Dimensions of Well-Being: Physical


This dimension focuses on the importance of moderate daily physical activity, proper nutrition, maintaining a healthy weight, getting recommended preventive screenings (based on age, gender and health history) and managing chronic conditions to prevent them from progressing.

Physical activity is one of the most effective ways to improve and maintain your health. Research shows that physical activity lowers the risk for many chronic conditions (e.g., diabetes, heart disease, obesity and bone and joint problems); improves mood; and boosts energy. Start small, with an activity you enjoy, and consider engaging a partner to help keep you accountable to your activity goals and provide emotional support along the way.

Physical Well-Being Articles

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A Healthier You: Money Saving Tips
Better Health and You: Tips for Adults
Choosing a Safe and Successful Weight-Loss Program
Eat More, Weigh Less? How to Manage Your Weight Without Being Hungry
How to Avoid Portion Size Pitfalls to Help Manage Your Weight
How to Use Fruits and Vegetables to Help Manage Your Weight
Just Enough for You: About Food Portions
Primitive Physick: John Wesley on Diet and Excercise
Randy Maddox: John Wesley Says, 'Take Care of Yourself'
Rethink Your Drink
Setting Healthy Goals—Tips for Families
Thirteen Factors That Influence Clergy Health and the Five Dimensions of Well-Being
Your Guide to Healthy Sleep

Additional articles and information are available from WebMD Health Manager.

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