I think we can all agree that our health and wellness is our most important asset. But what defines 'health and wellness'?
Should you be considered 'well' if you don't have a disease or when you're not experiencing cold/flu symptoms? Are you 'healthy' because you're BMI is within the 'average' range?
The World Health Organization has stated that, "Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." So being healthy isn't just about our current physical condition, if we have a cold or not. Instead, wellness factors in ALL aspects of life.
There are seven aspect of wellness:
When one or more of these wellness ingredients is out of balance, it will impact other areas of our wellness. For example, having that dreaded job with the tyrannical boss that is just forty hours of stress and anxiety and Fridays at 5:05 can't come soon enough! TGIF! Unfortunately, Sunday night is when the anxiety starts to build up and maybe eating ice cream from the carton will help. Work stress can cause sleepless nights, poor eating habits, excessive drinking, and lower our immune system's ability to help us ward off colds and flu.
Health and wellness is about ALL of life, not just whether you're feeling sick or not. We love when our clients discover where their imbalances are through our wellness tools, because that's when many 'ah-ha' moments take place. The really cool part is that's when they make the connection and really begin replacing the old, worn out habits, with new healthier ones! They lose weight, eat healthier, feel healthier, and can take the appropriate action steps to continue on their wellness path.
Wellness is an every day experience. It's all of our choices, habits, and circumstances. Do you know where your wellness imbalances are? Do you know what you need to do to take your wellness back? If not, let us help. We're here for you!