Santa Clara University

Wellness Center

Physical Health

Physical Wellness is the ability to apply your knowledge, motivation, commitment, behavior, self-management, attitude and skills toward achieving your personal fitness and health goals. Our bodies function for us in countless ways every day by allowing us to work, rest, eat, and play. Often times we expect our bodies to perform these tasks while giving little back in return. We may live off of "junk food," rarely exercise, and try to function on only a few hours of sleep. While such a lifestyle might be sustainable for short periods, our bodies cannot keep running on empty over time.  A wise person once said, "Those who think they have no time for exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness."undefined

The physical dimension of wellness promotes taking care of your body for optimal health and functioning. Attending to your medical health is important, and includes getting check-ups on a regular basis and seeking treatment for illness. Optimal physical health is attained through exercise, eating well, sleeping and resting according to our body’s needs, paying attention to the signs and symptoms of disease and seeking treatment when needed.

Important Health Tips

  • Don't smoke.  Need help quitting? Click Here
  • Maintain a physically healthy weight
  • Act responsibly if you are sexually active (ie. Avoid unwanted pregnancy, protect yourself from STD's). Remember, abstinence is the only sure-fire prevention!!
  • If you choose to drink, you do so in a low-risk manner
  • Learn how to relax!!!

Campus Resources                                                                                          

Cowell Health Center
Phone: 408-554-4501

Campus Recreation
Phone: 408-554-4068

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