Physical Wellness refers to the health of your physical body. Nutrition, movement, and mindfulness of the functions of your body on a biological level are the main factors in this, however all eight dimensions of health play an almost equal role in maintaining and supporting physical wellness. Practice positive decision making in the following areas:
Physical Activity: Our bodies were created to foster movement; discover what kind of movement you enjoy and do it often! SU has a huge variety of movement based clubs and classes.
Illness Prevention: Food is medicine. The state of your body directly reflects what you put into it, how you move it, and how you abuse it. Remember that illness prevention has direct ties to emotional wellness.
Alcohol/Drugs: Remember to not abuse by making them a primary method of stress release and socialization.
Sexual Health: Feel secure within yourself and empowered within your sexuality. Approach sex from a place of respect for yourself and others as equals. Protection is important, but stay aware of potential health complications. If you feel something is wrong, it probably is.
Sleep: Proper rest is essential for full brain function. This will help you stay clear while you work on daily maintenance of all dimensions of health.
Nutrition: Eat a rainbow of fresh, whole foods. Try to eliminate your ingestion of processed foods. Remember, you are what you eat. These days, we all have a general knowledge of the spectrum of foods available and what typically falls within the more healthful range. Do a little research and use your intuition. Take note of how your body, both physical and emotional, feels on a day to day basis and begin to relate to nutrition as a possible cause or cure.
Salisbury University's Resources:
Maggs Physical Activity Center- Maggs Gym has several resources in helping Salisbury University students become physically active including: a weight room, main gym, fitness room, pool, racquetball room, rock climbing wall, and much more. Your gull card is required to access the facility.
University Fitness Club- UFC is free for all full and part-time Salisbury University students. Students have access to Fitness On Demand classes, cardio and resistance equipment, and all the information needed to start your own program. Eric Price, the Fitness Club Manager, is available to answer any questions regarding exercise, general fitness, and nutrition. Your gull card is required to access the facility.
Exercise Is Medicine- EIM is a collaboration of different departments and individuals united in the EIM initiative which strives to promote that exercise IS medicine.
Student Health Services- Student Health Services at Salisbury University is dedicated to providing high quality health care and health education services to the Salisbury University Campus.
University Dietitian- Our University Dietician helps create meal plans for Salisbury students that are looking to become a healthier individual.