Introduction to Physical Well-being

Next up we’re talking about physical well-being. Physical well-being is not just the absence of illness, but about maintaining a lifestyle that supports your health and ability to thrive.
This includes adopting habits such as routine medical exams, immunizations, STI
screenings, getting adequate sleep, maintaining a balanced diet, and
committing to regular movement and activity. This means thinking about your
meals in the dining halls, making time to sleep throughout the week even if that
means taking naps. Physical well-being also means regularly
scheduling visits to a health care provider and incorporating regular
exercise or movement into your day. This doesn’t have to be running; it could
be yoga, dance, walks, whatever feels good to you. Physical well-being is also about
minimizing risky behaviors, so whether that means thinking about what
contraceptive method works for you if you’re engaging in sexual activity or monitoring your substance use and
engaging and safer practices like not driving if you’re under the influence.
Generally physical well-being is all about discovering what habits make you
feel better and suit your lifestyle. Stay tuned for our top tips for fostering
physical well-being on DU’s campus.

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