Chapter 1 – Healthy Behaviors and Wellness

Behaviors That Promote Wellness

Bad habits are hard to break, but choosing to eat healthier and exercise more provides benefits that go far beyond a more ideal body weight and shape. Being physically fit can stave off many of the diseases and medical conditions discussed in the previous section, including heart disease, the number 1 killer in America. Exercise reduces stress and eases depression. Healthier employees are also more productive. Being physically fit nurtures the mind, body, and spirit and is the cornerstone of wellness. The links below provide information about behaviors within your control that contribute to an improved quality of life and increased wellness.

Six Behaviors That Contribute to Wellness

Lifestyle Choices and Their Effect on Wellbeing

Behaviors that Contribute to Wellness Presentation

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