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Physical Wellness:


Your physical wellness includes not just your body’s overall condition and the absence of disease but also your fitness level and your ability to care for yourself. As you develop the ability to take care of your own physical needs, you ensure a greater level of physical wellness. To achieve optimum physical wellness, you need to make choices that will help you avoid illnesses and injuries. The decisions you make now, and the habits you develop over your lifetime, will largely determine the length and quality of your life.


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Develop Physical Wellness by:


• Eating well

• Exercising

• Avoiding harmful habits

• Practicing safer sex

• Recognizing symptoms of disease

• Getting regular checkups

• Avoiding injuries





Definition and Information from:

Fahey/Insel/Roth, Fit & Well: Core Concepts and Labs in Physical Fitness and Wellness, Chapter 1

McGraw-Hill Higher Education

Link to Chapter


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