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Wellness



Physical Wellness


Physical Wellness

Physical wellness involves aspects of life that are necessary to keep yourself in top condition. Optimal physical wellness is developed through the combination of beneficial physical activity/exercise and healthy eating habits. Elemental components of physical wellness include building muscular strength and endurance, cardiovascular strength and endurance and flexibility.

Physical wellness is also concerned with developing personal responsibility for your own health care, such as caring for minor illnesses and knowing when professional medical attention is needed. Developing physical wellness empowers you to be able to monitor your own vital signs and understand your body's warning signs. You'll understand and appreciate the relationship between sound nutrition and how your body performs. The physical benefits of looking good and feeling terrific most often lead to the psychological benefits of enhanced self-esteem, self-control, determination and a sense of direction.

Are you engaged in the process of physical wellness?

  • Do I know important health numbers, like my cholesterol, weight, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels?
  • Do I get annual physical exams?
  • Do I avoid using tobacco products?
  • Do I get sufficient amount of sleep?
  • Do I have an established exercise routine?

If you answered "No" to any of the questions, it may indicate an area where you need to improve the state of your physical wellness.

How to Improve Your Physical Wellness

UCR offers many resources through which you can begin or continue to develop your own Physical Wellness. The Student Recreation Center provides a 10,000 square foot fully equipped fitness center, as well as a Personal Training service, instructional fitness and activity classes, and courts for basketball, volleyball, badminton, tennis, and more.

Other physical wellness resources include UCR WalkingFit, a fun and healthy walking program open to all faculty and staff. For more information on UCR Wellness Programs and Resources related to Physical Wellness visit the UCR Wellness Program for Faculty and Staff.

Start your path towards physical wellness by reviewing the Live Fit, Live Well workshop featuring Physical Wellness.  

  

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Program Information

Julie Chobdee, MPH
Wellness Program Coordinator
Human Resources

1160 University Ave.

Tel: (951) 827-1488
Fax: (951) 827-3089
E-mail: julie.chobdee@ucr.edu

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