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What is Wellness?

Updated: Dec 30, 2021

Wellness is a term that is used often today, but what does it mean exact? Wellness is not merely the absence of disease but can be defined as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being". The National Wellness Institute defines wellness to be" a conscious, self- directed and evolving process of achieving full potential”. Making a conscious effort to obtain a gracious level of wellness can largely determine your overall sense of being, happiness, and progression in life. Everything we do and choose to react to impacts our energy and how we allow this energy to be reflected throughout our life. Mental health is a topic that is talked about more these days and is thankfully becoming deemed as just as important as physical health.


Our mental health can make all the difference in how we are perceived by others and how we see ourselves. Our regular level of activity and health decisions can put us in a physical shape that prevents ailments and diseases. How we stimulate our mind through the books we read, the conversations we have, and the company we keep are just as important. The list is endless. If you have a vision of who you want to be as a person overall, you can start consciously making the effort to incorporate minor steps that will bring you closer to that each day. By targeting the six dimensions of wellness (occupational, emotional, physical, spiritual, intellectual, and social) we begin our journeys to achieving our full potential as individuals.


What aspect of wellness is most important to you?

How do you strive to fulfill these areas?



Final Thoughts: Wellness can mean a lot of different things to different people, and inevitably wellness encompasses all aspect of a person so this is valid. The effort that we put into maintaining our overall well-being in our own individual ways , pays off in more ways than one.


Be Well

Resource: https://www-ncbi-nlm-nih-gov.proxy.library.ohio.edu/pmc/articles/PMC4535518/


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