In this wonderful age of enlightenment and advanced medicines, we should be some of the fittest, most well human beings. But, you will most often find the opposite is true. So how and why has this happened? The following report takes a look at all the components that must be present for us to be fit and well. As we go about our busy lives, our wellness needs don’t often come to mind. Even when we are well, we have needs that help us to sustain that wellness. Have you ever given thought to what those needs are? Your wellness rating is dependent upon your immune system, and what vitamins, supplements, and nutrition you provide for your immune system.
Nutrition comes in the form of our daily intake of food our eating habits determine the value of our daily nutritional intake. The body’s ability to remain well under anything other than ideal conditions is a direct result of the nutrition received on a daily basis. The mind’s ability to remain well is, again, a direct result of our nutritional intake. However, when you use sound principles based on clean living, exercise, and healthy eating, you attain a state of equilibrium where you are meeting your nutritional wellness needs.
Wellness of the Body
Wellness refers to the condition of good physical and mental health, especially when maintained by proper diet, exercise, and habits. Nutrition refers to the nurturing of our body, in our ability to keep it healthy and functioning as it is supposed to do. Our ability to provide the body with all the necessary food, vitamins, and minerals so that we continue to thrive in our daily life processes Wellness of the body occurs when all the body processes, physical and mental are functioning at peak levels. Many factors come into play when we consider our body’s wellness. The daily intake of food, vitamins, and water are absolute necessities, and most often the items thought about.
Wellness of the Spirit
Wellness of the spirit refers to our ability to cope with the everyday stresses and strains of living our life. Quite often, the ability to cope overwhelms us, and if we don’t give sufficient time to the wellness of the spirit, or soul, we lose our ability to function properly.
Wellness comes through concentrated effort, discipline, and devotion, to our body, mind, and soul. The wellness of our spirit or soul affects all other parts of our person, as evidenced in the presence of panic attacks, mental breakdowns, and the inability to cope. The need to attend to our wellness needs should be added to our daily “to-do” list so that we schedule enough time for ourselves.
Wellness of the Mind
Our spiritual input is a determining factor when establishing our wellness level. We all need the benefit of spiritual reflection, as a way of cleansing ourselves of the toxins of our daily life. Spirituality is a way of assuring ourselves of a renewing, and rebirth of ourselves as caring humans. Wellness encompasses our state of being, mind, and health. It is a condition of the whole. Wellness is a condition of the mind, body, and soul.
When we don’t give adequate time for these processes, or we simply don’t get enough rest, our mind cannot maintain its state of wellness, just like our bodies aren’t capable of wellness if there is no chance to rest and replenish.
Continued wellness and evaluation of our level of wellness is a lifetime responsibility. If we use our resources wisely and educate ourselves about the things our body needs to maintain wellness, over the duration of our life, it isn’t a difficult thing to attain. The benefits of continued wellness are reaped will in our later years. Look at it as an investment you make, not of dollars and cents, but of time and education.
- Misty Cassady