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Day #50 - Physical
According to www.definitionofwellness.com, "The physical dimension of wellness encourages cardiovascular flexibility and strength and also encourages regular, physical activity. Physical development encourages knowledge about food and nutrition and discourages the use of tobacco, drugs and excessive alcohol consumption. Physical Wellness encourages consumption and activities which contribute to high level wellness, including medical self-care and appropriate use of the medical system.
Alas, the 2010 Winter Olympics are over and I have spent the last 7 days sick. I was so sick that I didn't even go to work 2 out of the 5 days last week. I spent this weekend sitting on my couch, napping under a blanket and watching too much programming on The History Channel. This was all while my dog and one of my cats vied for my attention. The dog wanted to go play outside (she got her way via the dog park) and the cat wanted to be petted while the dog was outside. I finally broke down and went to the CVS Minute Clinic for a diagnosis and some relief. The verdict? Sinusitis which turned into Bronchitis. Lovely.
All of this illness has reminded me that I take my health for granted and made me think of what it takes to be healthy. So this week I thought it might be a good idea to spend more time delving into that topic. When we are experiencing dis-ease in one of our dimensions of wellness, what are the things that we seek out to ease our discomfort?