Physical Wellness

Developing physical wellness empowers you to be responsible for your own health, such as managing chronic conditions or minor illnesses and knowing when professional medical attention is needed.

Just as there are multiple dimensions of general wellness, there are multiple dimensions to physical wellness

Good nutrition contributes in large part to physical wellness.  An understanding and appreciation of the relationship between sound nutrition and your health and wellness will contribute to psychological benefits of enhanced self-esteem, self-control, determination and a sense of direction.

Regular exercise has been proven to be and important factor in both physical and emotional health. Exercise is a great tool for getting to and keeping a healthy weight and blood pressure, strengthening bones and muscles to prevent injury from falls and keeping you functioning and active at your best level.   

Healthy Living/Managing Chronic Conditions will help to keep you physically well despite health issues and /or some of the unavoidable infirmities of age. 

Do you know your important health numbers, like cholesterol, weight, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels?
Do you annual physical exams?
Do you use tobacco products?
Do you get a sufficient amount of sleep?
Do you have an established exercise routine?
If you answered "No" to any of the questions, it may indicate an area where you need to improve the state of your physical wellness

Click on the links below for more information on Nutrition, Exercise and Healthy Living

Nutrition Exercise Healthy Living

Milwaukee County Senior Dining (meal sites / home delivered meals)

Food Pyramid: USDA 

American Dietetics Association

American Diabetes Association

WellnessWorks Fitness Centers

MCDA Senior Centers

Milwaukee Recreation

Wisconsin Senior Olympics

National Senior Games

 

Living Well: Chronic Disease Self Management Programs

WellnessWorks Healthy Living Centers

Community Resource Guide to Healthy Living Programs

Senior Health Guide from NIH

 

 

 

 

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