The last time someone asked you how you were, did you answer truthfully? It seems that we’re groomed to say everything is okay even if it isn’t. In fact, things can be downright awful and we still say we are doing well.
Continue reading to learn more about physical wellness.
What is physical wellness?
Proper physical health is what’s most commonly associated with physical wellness. In fact, many studies have proved this connection, specifically with exercise. Exercise has proven to reduce cellular aging, improve your mood and improve mental wellness. Studies also show that lack of sleep also a significant factor when is overall good physical health. People who are sleep deprived are prone to isolation, loneliness, heart disease and antisocial sentiments.
If you’re having trouble reflecting on your physical health, ask yourself these questions:
- What type of exercise do you prefer?
- Are you getting enough sleep?
- Are you meeting your nutritional needs?
- On a scale of one to 10, what would you rate your physical wellbeing?
Wellness in the Workplace
It’s no secret that your overall well-being plays a part in how you perform in your job. People who are unhappy with their current occupation often suffer from sleep deprivation, depression and sometimes crippling anxiety. In addition, they may be diagnosed with emotional issues and often score low on tests and anuual reviews. If you’re unhappy with your position and feel like your health is suffering, it may be time to make a change.
Here are a few questions to ask yourself about your occupational health:
- Does your current occupation align with your personality?
- What methods do you perform to maintain a balanced work-life?
- How would you rate your satisfaction with your job on a scale of one to 10?
Being unhappy and unhealthy has proven to shorten a person’s lifespan. Your physical health should always be the top priority. If it means you have to make compromises, then it’s worth it.