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. Components of physical wellness include building muscular strength and endurance, cardiovascular strength and endurance and flexibility.
Are you engaged in physical wellness in your life? Do you have an established exercise routine and get an adequate amount of sleep?
Physical wellness is a cornerstone to your overall wellness. Not only does exercise improve your physical well-being, studies have shown exercises improves mood, cognitive function and quality of sleep. Sleep is also a key factor in your physical well-being. Sleep, or lack of, affects our bodies from an increase in inflammation, reduced immunity, depression, weight gain and raised cortisol (stress hormone).
Here are some tips to increase physical activity at work.
- Stand instead of sitting, this burns more calories – want a little extra burn, get an aerobic step for your desk do some steps or calf raises while working.
- If you do sit, sit on an exercise ball at your desk, instead of a chair (this builds core strength).
- Keep some small hand weights at your desk
- Get up and walk around after sitting for 30 minutes
Can you do this??