Welcome to Wellness
“BEYOND ORDINARY WELLNESS: A ROADMAP TO HIGH-LEVEL WELLNESS
What Is Wellness?
Wellness is a choice—a decision you make to move toward optimal health.
Wellness is a way of life—a lifestyle you design to achieve your highest potential for wellbeing.
Wellness is a process—a developing awareness that there is no endpoint, but that health and happiness are possible in each moment, here and now.
Wellness is a balanced channeling of energy—energy received from the environment, transformed within you, and returned to affect the world around you.
Wellness is the integration of body, mind, and spirit—the appreciation that everything you do, and think, and feel, and believe has an impact on your state of health and the health of the world.
Wellness is the loving acceptance of yourself.
High-level wellness involves giving good care to your physical self, using your mind constructively, expressing your emotions effectively, being creatively involved with those around you, and creating supportive physical, psychological and spiritual environments. Wellness is not a static state.
Wellness is about learning to love your whole self. It is about taking charge of your life, living life as a process, and channeling your life energy effectively. It is about knowing there’s only one way to wellness—your way.”
Adapted from a presentation by Dr. John Travis, MD in a 2008 National Wellness Institute of Australia workshop on wellness.
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From Smart Briefs for Nutritionists: http://www.smartbrief.com/?utm_source=brief
Study: Exercise provides stress-response benefits
German researchers examined 61 university students and found those who completed a 20-week exercise program just before exams had heart-rate variability patterns indicating a lower stress response, compared with those who didn’t participate in the program. The study, published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology, supports the cross-stressor adaptation hypothesis, which says that adapting to one type of stress can offer protection from other types. Check out the full report here: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/fitness/new-study-supports-theory-that-exercise-lowers-stress/article29184436/