Why Changing How You Think about Health is Essential for Your Wellbeing
Do You Need to Broaden Your Idea of Health?
What is health? The place to begin is with the definition of health. Take a look at The World Health Organization (WHO) definition of health that was adopted by the International Health Conference in 1946 and fully ratified in 1948. This definition has not been changed since 1948.
It’s worth copying this definition and keeping it in plain sight to keep reminding yourself that health is not just the absence of disease.
What is wellness? Dr. Bill Hettler, co-founder of the National Wellness Institute (NWI), provides a model of wellness called the “Six Dimensions of Wellness.”
For a continual reminder of how you can create health and wellness in your life, you can download the Six Dimensions of Wellness PDF and keep it in plain sight beside the WHO definition of health.
What is the difference between health and wellness?
BistroMD defines the difference between “health” and “wellness” in The Relationship between Health and Wellness. Ponder the claim about about wellness, health, and attitude.
What kind of changes do you have to make in your life to make a difference in your health and wellness? Prevention.com claims that “The most effective way to meet any goal, experts say, is through a series of tiny changes. Here are 100 that work.”
Get the list of 100 Ways To Change Your Life In 10 Minutes Or Less
Find out specific remedies for more health and wellness at Whole Living. Topics include Health, Natural Remedies, Whole Living Action Plan, Cold and Flu Guide, and Healthy Aging.
The Mission Statement includes a list of “Ten Tenets of Whole Living” that is also worth copying and keeping in plain sight. It identifies choices you can make to live a healthy and meaningful life.
Consider this provocative claim in the article Disrupting Healthcare with Functional Medicine 2.0 by Dr. Shaiv Kapadia: “The United States has the best and worst healthcare system in the world.”