Archive for April, 2012
We continually hear this word during the news, in conversations, at work or read it in newspapers, magazines and the like. Surprisingly, there’s no definition of wellness that seems to be universally accepted.
Truth be told, wellness is a very tough difficult word to define. Personally I like what Charles B. Corbin from Arizona State University has to say. He defines wellness as a “multidimensional state of being
Wellness emphasizes the whole individual. It’s the integration of the spirit, body and the mind; and the understanding that everything we do, feel, think and believe has a direct impact on your state of health.
So, wellness exists on a continuum and is unique to each individual person.
And wellness in this view is also seen as a holistic concept. It’s looking at the whole person and not just at your blood pressure level or how much you weigh, or how well you manage your stress.
It’s not one thing; it’s all of these things connected. Wellness involves the spiritual, the body, the mind, and the concept dimensions.
Wellness is a state of mind as well as a physical state.