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Wilkes County Wellness: Physical

This guide is a resource for the patrons and community of Wilkes County Public Library. In this guide, you will find resources to encourage wellness in all aspects of your life and promote lifelong health benefits.

What is Physical Wellness?

NC Cardinal & ARL Catalog

Move more at your desk: increase your energy at work & reduce back, shoulder & neck pain - Kerrie-Anne Bradley 

Publication Date: 2022

ISBN: 9781786786074

Catalog Summary: Outlines simple exercises to counter physical issues caused by sitting still for too long, with movements that can be done easily throughout the day to improve sitting posture, strength, and flexibility.

Subjects: Chair exercisesStretching exercisesSitting position > Physiological aspectsPostureExerciseQuality of work lifeHuman beings > Attitude and movement

Feel-good super foods: love everything you eat - Tabitha Grace Alterman 

Publication Date: 2020

ISBN: 9781951274177

Catalog Summary: Let these supercharged ingredients, in their array of vibrant colors, paint a pretty picture of health and vitality for you. The culinary revolution of the past decade has taught us to appreciate high-quality food over inferior industrial ingredients lacking flavor and nutrition. More than ever, food shoppers want to buy foods that are supremely delicious and highly nutritious. Enter superfoods. Power-packed, heart-healthy and disease-fighting, they help us feel satisfied and energized all day long! 

Subjects: Nutrition

Let's move in the outdoors - Jackie Heron 

Publication Date: 2012

ISBN: 9781616418625

Catalog Summary: This series provides a straightforward, hands-on approach to the basics of healthy living for beginners of all ages. Every season has outdoor activities for you to enjoy. Being in nature creates special feelings! 

Subjects: Physical fitness

Eat, move, think : the path to a healthier, stronger, happier you - Shaun Francis 

Publication Date: 2018

ISBN: 9781501157813

Catalog Summary: Eat, Move, Think is the essential guide to living a longer, more active, and more fulfilled life-full of answers to your most pressing health and wellness questions. Doctors everywhere have the same goal: healthier and happier lives for their patients. And yet, no two medical professionals give the same advice. How much coffee is too much? What's better for your fitness: cardio or weights? What is mindfulness, and how can you practice it? Finally, there are answers to all of those questions and more.

Subjects: HealthNutritionPhysical fitnessMental health

Open-Access Resources

Physical Wellness Checklist - A printable checklist to track and develop healthy habits to increase physical wellness, published by the National Institutes of Health. 

Nutrition Tools and Resources - Resources for families and communities to understand how nutrition and healthy eating promote physical health, published by the National Institutes of Health.

Physical Activity Breaks for the Workplace - A resource guide published by the CDC to incorporate physical activity and wellness into the workday. 

DBSA Wellness Wheel: Your Physical Wellness - Resources and tips for improving physical wellness provided by the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA).

Media Resources

DBSA Wellness Wheel Podcast - Physical Wellness with Dr. Holly Swartz - “In this inaugural episode, DBSA interviews expert Dr. Holly Swartz who is a member of DBSA’s Scientific Advisory Board and a former Klerman Award winner, to find more about the Physical realm of wellness. The conversation touches on the importance of implementing a routine for good mental health.”

National Wellness Week: Focus on Physical Wellness! - “This animated video developed by the Program to Achieve Wellness offers tips for Physical Wellness.“

Physical Wellness

In the News

White House’s National Strategy on Hunger, Nutrition, Health Includes Supporting Physical Activity - “The Biden Administration released a 44-page report on Sept. 28 detailing a plan to end hunger and increase healthy eating and physical activity by 2030.”

Wellness: Mindfully Walking - “Mindfully walking in nature is a great way to practice mindfulness and realize its health benefits, while also enjoying the outdoors.“

New Standards, Expanded Programs in Physical Education at Hunterdon Central - “The health and physical education department is rolling out changes from new state standards, which were restructured to center around ‘student wellness, student safety and student physical activity.’”

NC Live Databases

Consumer Health Database - Magazines and journals covering consumer health topics, such as sports injuries, women's health, food and nutrition, midwifery, eye care and dentistry.

Health & Medical Collection - Clinical research plus consumer and health administration titles.

MedlinePlus - Common diseases and conditions, health promotion and wellness, drugs info, medical dictionaries and more.

MedlinePlus Español - MedlinePlus le brinda información sobre enfermedades, condiciones y bienestar en un lenguaje fácil de leer.

MedlinePlus Drugs, Herbs and Supplements - Guide to prescription and over-the-counter medications, herbs, and supplements.

NC Health Info - Online guide to quality health and medical information and local health services throughout North Carolina.

NC Health Info Español - NC Health Info tiene por objetivo ayudarlo a tomar decisiones informadas sobre atención médica. Aquí encontrará información confiable y fácil de comprender sobre diversos temas, incluidas afecciones, dónde encontrar opciones de tratamientos sin costo o de bajo costo y directorios de proveedores y servicios en Carolina del Norte.