Balanced Wellness: Physical and Emotional Dimensions

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What are your wellness goals for 2017? Whatever it is that you planned, pursue it; go for it, and don’t let anything stop you. Most importantly, resolve to take care of yourself holistically, especially considering the physical and emotional aspects of wellness.

Physical

What can we do to take care of our physical bodies? Start by eating healthy and consuming plenty of fruits and vegetables, fewer sugar and fats, lean meats instead of fatty meats, enough protein, and the right amount of carbohydrates. Don’t take extreme measures, but strive for a healthy, well-balanced diet.

Other physically healthy measures include hydrating your body; exercising at least three times per week at your own pace, doing activities that you enjoy; getting wellness checkups; and visiting the doctor regularly.

Emotional

Emotional needs are also an aspect of a person’s wellbeing and health that should not be neglected. When one’s emotional health is suffering, one’s physical health will suffer also.

Find a good balance in your life between personal times to enjoy leisurely activities, socialize and invest in quality relationships and friendships, think positive and be grateful for life’s blessings, don’t spend time worrying about small things, and take one day at a time.

Shell Point residents routinely set personal goals through Shell Point’s LifeQuest wellness program, striving to reach a balance among the six dimensions of wellness: physical, emotional, spiritual, educational, community and social, and natural environment. Explore these dimensions and learn more online at http://www.shellpoint.org/lifequest.

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