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Wellness Resources

Physical Wellness

This involves the maintenance of a healthy body, good physical health habits, good nutrition and exercise, and obtaining needed health care.

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Move

  • Try walking just 10 minutes 3 times/day for 3 days out of each week.
  • Moving more may help you control weight, lower your risk of heart disease, and lengthen your life.
  • Walking and moving more can help improve your mood and reduce symptoms of depression.
  • Resources for walking

More resources for physical wellness

Physical Activity

How much activity do I need? What counts? Check out the Fact Sheet on Physical Activity for Adults

Check out the tips on connecting with others by Getting Active Together

Walking for Health summarize the benefits of walking, as well as practical strategies for setting goals

Healthy Food Choices

Tobacco and Nicotine Products

Find suggestions for How to Manage Cravings when quitting smoking

You may find it helpful to Know Your Triggers when making plans to quit smoking

Substance Use

Use this worksheet to help Manage Thoughts of Using

Think through the Pros and Cons of Quitting with this decision-making matrix

HALT is a powerful mantra that can help you prioritize your wellness habits

Medical Appointments

Learn about recommended Screening Tests so you can ask your doctor

Use this Checklist of Routine Screenings written specifically for women

Use this Checklist of Routine Screenings written specifically for men

Plan ahead with these questions to ask Quick Tips When Getting Medical Tests

Sleep

Check out these 10 Tips for Better Sleep

Here’s another list of 7 Tips for Better Sleep

This list has 9 tips for Getting Quality Sleep

Track your current sleep patterns by Using a Sleep Diary

Sugar Intake

Learn about ways to Cut Back on Added Sugars

Dental Care

Find out about these Top 10 Oral Health Tips from dental hygienists

Activities to Relax and Relieve Stress

Learn about how to use Deep Breathing throughout the day

Learn more about science and yoga from this 18-minute video from the National Center on Complementary and Integrative Health (National Institutes of Health)


Resources for Wellness in Eight Dimensions

Learn the Eight Dimensions of Wellness (poster) | SAMHSA

Eight Dimensions of Wellness Daily Plan | UIC Solutions Suite for Health and Recovery


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