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The benefits of physical health go beyond our bodies—our cognitive skills and mood also improve with physical fitness. Adults with good overall Physical Well-being benefit from improved cognition and focus, which in turn can boost learning. Engaging in adult education can positively affect Physical Well-being as health literacy increases and adults learn to advocate for their needs.
Our Physical Well-being is dependent on proper nutrition, regular exercise, and quality Sleep.
Physical Well-being is also tightly intertwined with psychological well-being (see Emotion). Each can have a significant impact on the other, and this interplay ultimately defines a person's overall health. For example, increased levels of stress can lead to high blood pressure, obesity, and other negative effects while exercise can be a way to manage stress.