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Physical Wellbeing

Physical Wellness is taking care of your body to allow for optimal health and functioning. This includes making intentional choices in regards to alcohol and drug use, nutrition, illness prevention and hygiene, physical activity and movement, sexual health, sleep, stress management, and safety.

Ways to Nourish Your Physical Root

  • Eat regularly (i.e. breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
  • Eat nutritious foods.
  • Exercise/stay active.
  • See a physician annually for preventive care.
  • Get medical care when needed.
  • Take time off when sick/injured.
  • Get massages.
  • Dance, swim, run, walk, play sports, kayakany sort of fun physical activity!
  • Take time for sexual intimacy (with yourself or a partner).
  • Get 7-8 hours of sleep a day.
  • Wear clothes you like.
  • Shower/maintain hygiene.
  • Get your hair cut/styled.


Roots of Wellness adapted from Wellness, UNH Health Services.

Last Updated: 1/28/16