Reaching Optimal Wellness
We all want to be “healthy”.
We all want to feel “well”.
But how do we achieve that?
How do we even know what being healthy or feeling well is?
When I ask most people what being “healthy” is, they tend to say something about their physical health. Or, refer to someone who “eats healthy food and exercises”. But, being “healthy” is NOT just the numbers on your labs or your level of physical fitness.
There is even a lot of confusion about what “healthy” behaviors are. For instance, a lot of the people I work with think they are “very healthy” because they are not eating specific types of foods and/or exercising in a way that they are actually compromising their health. (Sign up to start receiving my newsletter and you will be sent a list of 5 behaviors you might think are “healthy” that really aren’t!)
Physical health is just of one of many areas of our overall WELLNESS, which the World Health Organization defines as: “not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, but a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being” (1948).