Physical wellness comes from making choices to avoid harmful habits and practice actions that support your physical body, health and safety.
It includes choices about physical activity, healthy eating, sleeping, safer sex, getting medical care, and use of alcohol, other drugs and tobacco.
Take action to maintain your physical wellness:
- Obtain prompt care for injuries and illnesses.
- Practice good self-care consistently, like eating healthy foods, exercising regularly and getting enough sleep.
- Practice behaviors that support your immune system and prevent illness (e.g., hand-washing, getting immunizations).
- Take care of your sexual and reproductive health (e.g., using barrier methods during sexual activity, getting regular exams)
- Pay attention to and support your emotional wellness.
- Limit your use of alcohol, if you choose to drink at all.
- Avoid tobacco products and illegal drugs; take medications only as prescribed.
How is your physical wellness? Take a self-assessment!
Use these resources to support you on your path towards enhanced physical wellness:
- Campus Dining
- Campus Recreation
- Healthier Princeton
- Human Resources - Benefits Programs
- Office of Disability Services (for undergraduate and graduate students)
- Princeton Athletics
- University Health Services