Wellness is the chasing of continued growth and balance in the seven dimensions of wellness. Most people think about “wellness” in terms of physical health only. The word includes thoughts of nutrition, exercise, weight management, blood pressure, etc. Wellness, however, is much more than physical health.
Wellness is a full integration of physical, mental and spiritual well-being. It is a complex interaction that leads to quality of life. Wellness is commonly viewed as having seven dimensions. Each dimension contributes to our own sense of wellness or quality of life, and each affects and overlaps the others. At times one may be more prominent than others, but neglect of any one dimension for any length of time has adverse effects on overall health.
Why a wellness routine is your top priority amid protests and the pandemic — and how to start
As states gradually reopen even as the pandemic wears on, many of us are concerned about our health and well-being. Especially now, with some continuing to stay at home and social distance while others join the throngs at nationwide Black Lives Matter protests, it may even be a priority.
From state to state, the loosening of restrictions vary, and within our local communities, the reality is that not only do people have different ideas on what constitutes social distancing but for many others still, in the face of racial inequality, the desire to create social change far outweighs the potential risk of spreading or catching the virus.