Wellness Wheel

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WELLNESS RESOURCES

There are many crucial aspects to consider when deciding to live a healthy life. Karen is taking a holistic approach on her Comeback Trail to balance all of these pieces in hopes of achieving the best results. With the help of her doctors, we’ve compiled a list of key areas to be aware of when beginning your own journey.

SPORTS
Sports are a great way to make your exercising fun! From dodgeball to ultimate Frisbee, there are teams for everyone.

Health Benefits For Sports

EXERCISE
There are more benefits to exercise than just helping you lose weight. It can improve your mood and give you more energy for the day.

Exercise: 7 benefits of regular physical activity

STRENGTH TRAINING
Keeping your muscles lean and strong doesn’t mean you have to hit the weights every day. Two to three times a week will do.

Strength training: Get stronger, leaner, healthier

PREVENTATIVE CARE
Don’t wait until you have a health issue before you act. Monitor your vital signs and stay current with your vaccines.

Preventive Care

FUN
Exercise doesn’t have to be a tedious chore. Take a walk while listening to a book on tape or make an activity more fun by bringing a friend.

Top Ten Ways to Make Exercise Fun

RELAXATION
Take a deep breath in. Now breathe out. Take a moment out of your day to just sit and relax. Give yourself five minutes of me time.

Relaxation techniques: Try these steps to reduce stress

FRIENDS AND FAMILY
Make exercising a family affair. Spend some quality time together and be healthy while doing it. Talk a walk together after dinner or maybe even some two-on-two basketball. Get your kids in good habits and start this while they are young.

Fun Ways to get Kids to Exercise

STRESS MANAGEMENT
Identify what gives you stress in your life. There are many healthy ways to help diffuse the buildup of your daily stressors.

How to Reduce, Prevent, and Cope with Stress

WATER
There aren’t many things that are as good for you as water. It’s also one of the easier changes you can make on your journey to healthier living.

Water: How much should you drink every day?

NUTRITION
You don’t put the wrong kind of gas in your car, so why would you put the wrong kind of fuel in your own body? Giving yourself the proper nutrition will let your body operate at its highest level.

Why is Proper Nutrition Important?

SLEEP 
At the end of your long day, you and your body deserve a rest.

Importance of Sleep : Six reasons not to scrimp on sleep

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