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Why Changing How You Think about Health is Essential for Your Wellbeing

by Kalinda Rose Stevenson

Do You Need to Broaden Your Idea of Health?

Health care has been undergoing a dramatic change in perspective in recent years. The essence of this change includes a revised concept of health and the addition of the concept of wellness.

The following citations give some glimpses into these fundamental concepts and how these changes can dramatically improve your health and wellbeing.

  • 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? claims thatThe 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.

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