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Physical Wellness

Physical wellness includes how we treat our bodies. The food you eat, your daily exercise, and your health habits all contribute to your physical wellness status. Progress in physical wellness can be addressed by exercising, eating healthy, getting enough sleep, and practicing meditation. 

Promoting physical wellness

Ways to Get Moving in the Little Apple

The Department of Kinesiology at Kansas State University has provided a comprehensive resource full of opportunities to increase your physical activity. The Little Apple's Guide to Physical Activity has information on the current physical activity recommendations, why physical activity is necessary for a healthy lifestyle, and many different ideas to add more movement to your day. A sample of the topics they provide information on include:

Annual Physical Activity Events
Current Physical Activity Recommendations
Local Parks and Trails
Home-Based Physical Activity

Visit the Department of Kinesiology for more information and excellent resources on physical activity.

Recreational Services

As an employee of Kansas State University, you are eligible to purchase membership to the Chester E. Peters Recreation Complex and the Ahearn Natatorium. This also extends to your spouse and family! The Rec boasts modern equipment in a clean environment with exceptional staff to assist you as you pursue your goals. Whether you are in need of someone to teach you how to use the equipment, looking for a group fitness class, or curious about getting a personal trainer, the Rec has you covered. Prefer more of an outdoor approach to fitness? You can actually rent canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, and everything else you might need to go camping for a weekend or even just paddling for a day.

Visit Recreational Services for more information.

Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health

K-State Research and Extension gathers and continuously updates their website with helpful information on food, nutrition and dietetics that can inspire you to improve your physical wellness with what you eat. Some of their resources include:

Lifespan Nutrition
Healthy Eating
Kansas Farmers Market Listings
Food Safety

Visit the Extension Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health for more resources and information on healthy eating topics.

Physical Wellness Calendar

Join Human Resources in exploring learning tips, techniques and information focused on your personal wellness. These are scheduled throughout the year and are free to employees. This listing will be updated as they are scheduled.

Don't see something you are interested in? Email benefits@ksu.edu to suggest a topic.


Support the Live Your Best program and upcoming wellness initiatives! Consider giving to the Wellness Fund during the All University Campaign!Give to the Wellness Fund
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