National Wellness Week: on Physical Health

Each day during SAMHSA‘s National Wellness Week, we are looking at one of the Eight Dimensions of Wellness.

Today we look at Physical Health – Recognizing the need for physical activity, healthy foods and sleep.

September Action Group attendees brainstormed lots of ideas about improving one’s physical health:

  • Smoke one less cigarette per day.
  • Drink an extra glass of water each day.
  • Sit by yourself for a time of quietness.
  • Make healthy food choices and see how much better you feel.
  • Park at the far end of the parking lot for some extra steps to walk.
  • Stay with the same sleep schedule every day.
  • Exercise!
  • Avoid caffeine and reduce the number of sugary drinks.
  • Increase intake of water.
  • Not getting too tired.
  • See primary care doctor regularly.
  • Staying informed about my medications. I ask my doctor about side effects.