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Physical Wellbeing and Exercise

Physical wellbeing is an essential component of overall wellness, and one of the key aspects of physical wellbeing is exercise. Exercise is an effective way to maintain and improve physical health, boost mental well-being, and enhance overall quality of life. In this article, we will discuss how to achieve physical wellbeing through exercise, and list ten benefits of regular physical activity.

To achieve physical wellbeing through exercise, it’s important to engage in regular physical activity. 

Some ways to incorporate exercise into one’s daily routine include:

  1. Finding an activity that is enjoyable and sustainable, such as walking, running, cycling, swimming, or yoga.
  2. Starting small and gradually increasing the intensity and duration of physical activity.
  3. Scheduling regular exercise sessions throughout the week and sticking to a routine.
  4. Engaging in physical activity with others to promote social connection and accountability.
  5. Incorporating a variety of physical activities to prevent boredom and target different muscle groups.
  6. Making exercise a part of daily life, such as by taking the stairs instead of the elevator or walking instead of driving when possible.
  7. Taking breaks from sedentary activities such as sitting for extended periods of time.
  8. Ensuring that proper form and technique are used during exercise to prevent injury.
  9. Focusing on both cardiovascular and strength-building exercises for a well-rounded fitness routine.
  10. Listening to the body and adjusting exercise intensity as needed.

The benefits of regular exercise for physical wellbeing are numerous. Ten benefits include:

  1. Improved cardiovascular health, leading to reduced risk of heart disease and related health concerns.
  2. Improved muscle strength and endurance, leading to better physical functioning and mobility.
  3. Improved bone health, leading to reduced risk of osteoporosis and related conditions.
  4. Improved immune system functioning, leading to reduced risk of illness.
  5. Reduced risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and cancer.
  6. Reduced risk of depression and anxiety, leading to better mental health and wellbeing.
  7. Improved sleep quality, leading to better overall physical health and mental wellbeing.
  8. Reduced stress levels, leading to better overall mental health and reduced risk of related health concerns.
  9. Improved cognitive functioning, leading to better decision-making and problem-solving abilities.
  10. Increased overall quality of life and satisfaction with one’s physical health and wellbeing.

In conclusion, exercise is a crucial component of achieving physical wellbeing. By incorporating regular physical activity into one’s routine and following healthy exercise habits, individuals can experience numerous benefits for physical and mental health.

By engaging in physical activity that is enjoyable and sustainable, and by listening to the body’s needs, individuals can achieve optimal physical wellbeing, leading to a better quality of life and overall satisfaction.

Wellbeing PERMA

The PERMA acronym is a model of Wellbeing theory in the field of positive psychology, by Martin Seligman. PERMA makes up five important building blocks of wellbeing and happiness:

Positive Emotion : feeling good. Including hope, interest, joy, love, compassion, pride, amusement, and gratitude. From exercise, meeting friends, being out in nature, seeing sights, sounds, smells, tastes…

Engagement : being completely absorbed in activities. Living in the present moment and focusing entirely on the task at hand.

Relationships : being authentically connected to others. Feeling supported, loved, and/or valued by others

Meaning : purposeful existence. Belonging and/or serving something greater than ourselves

Accomplishment : a sense of accomplishment and success. Achievement, mastery, competence, attaining goals…

Wellbeing Service

Services relating to the people & groups served

Experience Type

This is a categorisation of the wellbeing experience activity that, in some way, improves your overall Wellbeing

Entertainment : passive watching where you appreciate the activity or performance

Aesthetic : passively engrossed in the beauty or artistic qualities of an object, and not it’s functionality

Sensory : where the activity engages & focuses on one or two of your 5 senses; touch, sight, hearing, smell and taste

Learning : you actively absorb the experience. The activity enhances your knowledge or a skill

Participation : active participation in the activity, where your actions have an effect on the outcome

Volunteer : freely giving your time or knowledge to help others

Embodiment : putting an idea, thought or concept into a physical form or action

Transformation : an activity that takes you from one state (of body, mind or spirit) to a new desired state

Physical , Occupational , Financial , Spiritual
Intellectual , Environmental , Emotional , Social

Wellbeing Dimension

These 8 Wellbeing Dimensions are commonly used in Wellbeing frameworks, to highlight and seperate the various aspects of our lives.

We use these 8 dimensions to categorise listings for better findability, using the filter options.