Parts of Wellness
Elements of Wellness include emotional, mental, social, spiritual, and physical.
- Emotional- making arrangements to changes in life, set priorities, accept mistakes, and have a positive attitude
- Mental- work productively, learn from past mistakes, use your creativity, and realize your full potential
- Social- communicate with others, stay honest and loyal, and show love and support to others around you
- Spiritual- believe in something higher, religious beliefs, and shows you have ethics and morals that get you through life
- Physical- dieting, exercising, and go to the doctor regularly
Ways to practice wellness includes good nutrition, physical activity, regular health screenings and examination, and stress management.
- Good nutrition means eating healthier. This makes your body and mind healthier, keeps away illnesses, helps you manage your weight, repairs tissues, regulates your body, and promotes growth. Mainly all grains, fruits, vegetables, protein, and dairy products provide good nutrition to your body.
- Physical activity regulates your fitness level. Physical activity prevents long-term illnesses. This helps your body control your cholesterol, contain obesity, and keep diabetes away. At least a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise a day can reduce high blood pressure, reduce risks of colon cancer and of strokes.
- A regular health screening and examination will help people maintain good health. Regular blood tests, mammograms, prostate examinations, vision testing, dental screening and blood pressure tests will help your body improve to better health.
- Stress is caused by many events, situations, and internal or external forces that happen in life. Stress causes high blood pressure, increased heart rate and respirations. Adrenaline will be released throughout your body which dilates blood vessels.
Self Destructive Behavior
- drugs, alcohol, and tobacco abuse
- bad sexual behavior
- unhealthy eating styles
- no physical activity
- exposure to lead and carcinogens
- family history
- birth defects
- changes in the spine, joints, and soft tissue
- when a spine has lost its normal position
- treatment can include exercises, stretches, and healthy lifestyle
- traditional medicine practices based on the use of plants and their extracts
- the manipulation of layers of tissue that enhance the function and promote relaxation
- the use of pressure, tension, motion, and vibration
- process that helps a person to relax
- movement, formal and combination of basic basic exercises