Health

A Holistic Approach to Health and Wellbeing

When the words “health” and “wellbeing” come up, the first thing that comes into your mind is the condition and state of the physical body. Regular exercises, eating right, and getting enough sleep are the usual ways individuals can maintain good physical health. You can actually start feeling better by doing regular regimens that pump up your physical body. However, that is only one area. While this is the common notion of most people, having focused only on the physique is not enough to achieve a measure towards excellent overall fitness. There are, in fact, eight dimensions to put into consideration in order to achieve the so desired holistic means to health and wellbeing.

Physical

This dimension is more than the absence of any physical illness. It is also about maintaining a substantially fit body that is able to perform daily tasks with ease and comfort. Strenuous exercises are not necessarily the way to get into good shape. One can start with simple morning stretches or regular walks in the morning and/or in the afternoon. Don’t just eat healthy but eat right by having a balanced diet. Get the right amount of Zzz’s every day. And try consulting your body hub officer to give you a full physical therapy package.

Emotional or Mental

Emotional or Mental wellbeing refers to how one is capable of coping with their emotions. It doesn’t necessarily mean being constantly positive but is also about being able to express negative emotions in a productive and constructive way. You can healthily develop this dimension by simply talking to people or adapting relaxation techniques.

Intellectual

You can achieve and maintain optimal intellectual health when you constantly exercise and develop the mind. After all, the brain is a muscle, too. But this doesn’t mean you have to do complicated mathematics or delve into studying the sciences. You can simply read a book, the newspaper, a magazine or even write a story or have a daily log or journal.

Social

No man is an island. Being with others and socializing with them can improve overall health and wellness. It is man’s nature to find things or people to connect with. But this does not mean that introverts or those having trouble with an opening to other people are unable to achieve this dimension. Being with yourself is also a very important part when it comes to socializing. It gives you the ability to think deeply and hear your inner thoughts.

Environmental

Where you are or what is around you can have a significant effect on your state of wellbeing. A clean and light-hearted environment is crucial to achieving overall wellness. This can refer to large areas such as the surroundings you live in and to medium and small areas such as your house interiors and workspace. Try putting up motivational posters or organizing your work area and see how these small ways can have a big difference.

Occupational

Occupational dimension simply refers to what you do every day. This can refer to your hobby but more importantly on your work. Achieving excellent occupational health is simply by choosing to exercise what you are passionate about. If you love what you’re doing, it will never feel like work. And that can improve your life in a number of ways.

Financial

Money can be a source of joy but, at times, it can also be the bringer of stress. Having a financially healthy life is being able to successfully manage your assets, liabilities, equities, revenue and expenses. You don’t have to be an accountant to get this right. It simply means to efficiently manage what you have and how you use them.

Spiritual

This dimension puts together everything. This doesn’t mean you can and should achieve this through religious means. But simply, it is being able to attain a sense of purpose and being in comfort with your own existence.

YOU are the best thing YOU have. So, it’s really important to take good care of it. And you can do so by having a holistic approach to health and wellbeing.

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