Saturday, April 16, 2011

Health and Wellness---- Part I

Let's begin by defining Health and Wellness. You can go to and they will tell you that health is "the general condition of the body or mind with reference to soundness and vigor." They also define wellness as "the quality or state of being healthy in body and mind, especially as the result of deliberate effort." I believe that your health is the condition of your
  1. Physical (body)--- This may include weight, BMI, Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, muscle tone, skin, hair, teeth, etc.
  2. Mental (mind)--- This is based around how you view yourself in many different avenues, social, global, your level on confidence, how you deal with grief, inter- and intra-personal relations
  3. Spiritual is how each individuals relates to the phenomena around them
Optimal, or the highest level of health, for each individual is unique just as that individual is unique. Wellness is when all three are in their optimal levels. Each of the main three are made of many smaller parts that are more specific. Health starts at the internal level for each person. Any goals or aspirations you have for your health should be tailor made for you.
There are many different views from traditional traditions and modern medicine about what is optimal health, and what you need to do to be well. From everything I've studied I'm come to the conclusion that where you're at is where you're at. I say that because that is all you have to work with, YOU. No matter what end of the health spectrum you believe you stand, you have to start with you and go from there. Now once you have that honest and realistic view of where you health is within each area, you can see if you want to create goals from where you want to be in your life.

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