Physical Health

Physical Health

The Wellness Center is committed to providing educational opportunities for habit formation regarding physical health. We take a public health approach to physical health, with a specific focus on increasing sleep.

Physical wellness means striving to make responsible, positive, and sustainable choices to promote proper care of your body. Your body performs many functions for you in countless ways every day. Sometimes we expect our bodies to complete these tasks without providing the nourishment, support, and rest it needs. When you place more physical demands on your body than it can handle, you increase your likelihood of illness, fatigue, and injury. Being physically well means reducing these risks to optimize overall health and functioning, which can lead to positive psychological benefits.

Physical wellness themes include sleep hygiene, nutrition and weight management, healthy eating, body image, and physical activity.