Personal Health and Wellness

1594 Words Jun 23rd, 2011 7 Pages
Personal Health and Wellness

In order to develop a wellness program there are several things that should be taken into consideration. First, you must develop your own personal perception of what you feel wellness is and how to stay well. Secondly, you must know what the pros and cons are for being fit. Then finally you must set immediate goals to obtain your level of wellness. The main thing you need to keep in mind is that developing a healthy life style early in life is a key factor in preventing diseases and improving one quality of life.
I would like to take a look at the elements that need to be considered in keeping well. First, I would like to talk about America’s number one threat. It’s called obesity. Some call it
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Within the next year being May 31, 2010, I hope to have achieved my goal of maintaining a weight ideal to my height and body structure. The preceding interpretation is one of what my success story might sound like.


M. Thomas 6
My Success Story
I had been a perfect size 6 my entire life, but when I became 28, I began eating compulsively. I loved to eat salty, crunchy snacks like nuts and chips. I gained 30 pounds in one year. I became devasted because I couldn’t fit into the cute little summer outfits I use to purchase at Rainbow. I then became cranky and lazy. I stopped excerising and went to a size 14 in two years. I realized it was time for me to do something. I refused to be a chubby, young, attractive, invisible person.
I immediately located the USDA’s Personal Pyramid Plan on the internet. I set up my own program to loose weight. First I restablished a moderate exercise program. I started my program with 30 minute of exercise daily . I did things like crunches, walking, and bicycling.
Secondly, I began eating more nutritionally. I selected foods from the USDA Food Pyramid groups. I made sure that vegetables and fruits were a part of my daily diet. I limited sweets and salty crunchy snacks.
Finally at work a joined our bowling team and support group. We would bowl every Wednesday night. Then every fourth Friday we have a nutritional lunch at Subway.
When I started to loose weight I began to shop again. I’d always love…