Good Health is More Than Physical Fitness and Nutrition
As I look back on the past 6 months mourning for a loved one, I clearly see that good health is more than physical fitness and nutrition. While they are the building blocks, it doesn’t stop there! Living through the grieving period has brought me to a larger vision of good health.
I’ve identified 7 dimensions of well-being from the university of California Riverside, a public research university.
Each of the 7 dimensions contributes to our overall sense of well-being.
(1) Social wellness is the ability to relate and connect to others, and to establish and maintain positive relationships.
(2) Emotional wellness is the ability to understand ourselves and cope with the challenges life brings.
(3) Spiritual wellness is the ability to create peace and harmony in our lives.
(4) Environmental wellness is about making a positive impact on our environment, developing an appreciation and sacredness for the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the land we grow our food on.
(5) Occupational wellness is the personal fulfillment we receive from our jobs or careers.
(6) Intellectual wellness is the ability to open our minds to new information.
(7) Physical wellness is our ability to maintain or regain a strong and flexible body that allows us to get through our daily activities.
Many of us are strong in one area and deficient in others. Over the next 7 months, I will be exploring each dimension more deeply so we have a greater understanding of how other areas of out life impact our health and well-being.
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