What Is Physical Health?
Physical health refers to the well-being of the body.
How do you maintain good physical health?
A healthy lifestyle can help you to maintain your physical health. Healthy lifestyle includes doing things that make your body feel good, like healthy eating, exercise, routine doctor’s visits for health screening, and proper sleep.
People with a healthy lifestyle can feel good, maintain a healthy weight, and have plenty of energy for both work and play. Healthy lifestyles can lower your risk for serious chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes. Follow the steps below to improve your physical health.
Maintain a healthy diet
Food is the fuel our bodies need for energy.
A healthy diet includes foods that contain protein, vitamins and minerals. This includes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, dairy, and a source of protein.
Healthy diets help us manage our weight, reduce risk to our heart and liver, slow the aging process, improve our sleep, and help our brains function better.
Remain physically active
Physical activity is moving your body. Whether you are playing a sport or taking a walk, if you are using more energy than you do while sitting or lying down then you are being physically active. A healthy lifestyle includes physical activity. Physical activity doesn’t require a visit to the football pitch or gymnasium. It can include:
- Everyday Physical Activities: Walking, cycling, doing housework, swimming, gardening, shopping or manual work are all great for a healthy lifestyle.
- Recreational Physical Activities: dancing, active play with children, climbing, hiking, cycling, or skipping with a rope for recreation.
- Sport and Exercise: Exercise and fitness training at home, at a gym or during an exercise class, doing aerobic activities, yoga, muscle-strengthening activities, swimming, and sports