There are many answers to this because you know the saying how long is a piece of string. The same can be said when we try to define health. So, for clarity, I will just lay it out in bullet points to give you an overall idea of what health actually means and how it affects our quality of life.
Health can be Defined As
These points are the main ones, and I’m sure you will probably come up with a few more relevant to you. In another post, we will unpack these individually. Just today, we are just looking overall at the definition of health.
So, we see in the bullet points that health encompasses more than just physical, which shows that health encompasses every aspect of our life. However, there is a problem. The problem is that one area of health influences another because they directly impact one another, whether detrimentally or positively. This is why I am passionate about holistic health, which defines health inclusively, as you see above. But, of course, all of these points and the others you come up with should be equal and balanced to achieve well-being.
Remember, All elements must be observed because they affect one another in the short and long term.
The Reason You Should Journal Your Wellness.
Wellness is on a continuum from optimal to extremely poor. Wellness can be scaled and changed throughout the day. This is why it is important to journal your wellness of all the aspects mentioned above, and that health will point. Because then you can see the changes from morning to afternoon, for example, or if you journal once a day from day today. The benefit of this is to ascertain what triggers these reactions/results. And then you can either avoid them if there are adverse reactions or do more of them if they are positive and strengthens your health and well-being.
The Importance of Awareness
It’s all about being aware of you, your health your well-being in all those aspects mentioned above, and doing something about them to maintain them will give you the life you desire.
How many times have you heard someone mention, or you may have said it yourself- if only I was well enough, I would do XY or Z. If only I were more mobile, physically stronger, or fitter, I would do XY or Z.
Life is too short to let it pass by and live in regret. So, get cracking and plan for your health and well-being. What set goals can you achieve to work towards your health and well-being?
If you diligently do this, you may be able to achieve those things that you desire and dream of. Your dreams can literally come true, but the trick is to know your body and how it reacts.
What does it take for you to experience holistic health and maintain wellness?
So, this takes a bit of effort on your part. So, reading blogs like this and reading books about the subject will be really helpful to you. Then, head over to my YouTube channel here. I have heaps of short videos posted on wellness Wednesday for those interested in mind and body wellness. And also, vids posted on Faith Friday for those interested in spiritual wellness.
Where The Rubber Hits the Road
The bottom line is to be well; one needs to look after one’s health. Seriously, there’s no other way around it. You can’t abuse your body, mind, spirit, environment, and other aspects and expect to be healthy and well. You need to make up your mind that you are important enough to make an effort to set goals, then create habits for your health and wellness. Guess what? You will be able to enjoy each and every day to the full.
Quality of life, is Health Important?
As a matter of course, responsible persons should take the time to educate themselves and their children about the benefits of healthy eating, exercise, and all those other things that pertain to health and wellness.
Remember, eat to live, do not live to eat.
This may mean actually changing your habits by learning new things and new ways of cooking and eating. This has been a life task for me throughout my life. I have learned many ways of eating differently and cooking as my body is getting older and my needs are changing, so I need to adjust my diet, exercise, lifestyle, etc., to meet those needs.
If you have a family, I believe that we have a responsibility towards them to ensure their health and well-being, so doing the study and research on all these aspects of health and well-being is certainly never a waste of time. On the contrary, it is an investment towards the quality of their lives.
Let’s Get Real
It’s important to understand that your field of interest, level of education, income level, has no bearing on how you can be well and healthy. All you need to do is get honest with yourself, stop making excuses, and get right into being healthy and well.
Remember, your life tremendously affects your health; your health tremulously affects your life. Therefore, maintaining your health is one of the most essential things to enjoy.
Find a Reason to be Healthy and Well
Finding a good reason is vital to keep you motivated. For example, have your children or grandchildren looking after you? If so, you need to keep well to continue with that responsibility.
Do you want to be well enough to enjoy your retirement? What other reasons can you think of to keep well and healthy?
When I was younger with young children, my main goal to be healthy and well was that when my children grew to be adults, I would be able to continue playing sports with them, go walking, keep up with them, and enjoy their company.
Remember, maintaining your health is one of the most important things daily.
Quality of life is essential, so I encourage you today, through this blog article, to get educated to make the right choices and live a rich and whole life.
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