We are only given one body. That body is necessary, to not only get us through life, but to enjoy life and all it has to offer. People in good health often take for granted what it means to be able to go for a hike, take a swim or even just walk up the stairs. That’s why it is so important that we take care of our bodies and work toward being the best that we can be. There are countless reasons to strive to be physically fit and healthy, but here are just 10 of the big ones.

10 Reasons to Strive Toward Physical Wellness

  1. Boost Your Confidence
  2. You’ll Feel Better
  3. You’ll Sleep Better
  4. Increase Your Energy Levels
  5. Manage Your Weight
  6. Prolong Your Life
  7. Helps Manage Stress
  8. Reduce Your Risk of Injury
  9. Develop Stronger Bones
  10. Reduce Health Care Costs

Physical wellness is the state of health that is the result of doing healthy things such as eating nutritious food, exercising daily, and feeling good about life. Physical wellness is taking care of our health. Many of us think that the lack of illness is good health. While good medical care is important to help us maintain physical health, real wellness needs more.

Wellness is the state of health and well-being we are able to achieve. It is not only being free of illness, it is being the best we can be.


Clearly physical wellness has its health benefits, but it also helps you to develop a stronger mental state. When you’re in good shape, you feel more confident, not just in athletics, but in everything you do. Exercise is also a great way to manage stress, and the hormones (endorphines) released during exercise help to put you in a great mood. Eating healthy helps you to feel energized and vibrant, so you can wake up feeling great and take on each new day.

Want to know how you stack up with others on the area of physical wellness? Take our Physical Wellness Development Map.

To learn more about emotional intelligence and how it impacts your physical wellness, check out our Success Profiler!