Physical Wellness

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Get active

  • Get a desk cycle or balance ball
  • Take the stairs
  • Set an alarm to get up and move every hour


Maintain your body

  • Aim for 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity such as brisk walking
  • Do 2 days a week of muscle strengthening exercise
  • Eat a balanced diet
  • Adhere to a sleep schedule.
  • If you need to lift something heavy, bend your knees and keep you back straight


Maintain a healthy weight

  • Drink more water
  • Eat smaller portions
  • Select colorful fruits and veggies
  • Choose whole grains (brown instead of white)


Mind your metabolism (changes with age)

  • Limit snacking
  • Move more
  • Limit alcohol
  • Avoid tobacco products