Physical wellness 

encompasses a variety of healthy behaviors including adequate sleep, regular exercise, proper nutrition, and abstaining from harmful habits such as drugs and alcohol. It means learning about and being able to identify symptoms of disease, get regular medical checkups, and protect yourself from injuries and harm. Developing such healthy habits today will not only add years to your life, but will enhance the enjoyment and quality of those years.

Tips for Optimal Physical Wellness

  • Exercise daily
  • Get adequate rest
  • Use seat belts, helmets and other protective equipment
  • Learn to recognize early signs of illness
  • Practice safer sex, if you are sexually active
  • Eat a variety of healthy foods and control your meal portions
  • Stop smoking and protect yourself against second-hand smoke
  • Use alcohol in moderation, if at all

Where to Support Your Body at UMC