The World Health Organization defines wellness as “the optimal state of health of individuals and groups.” They describe “two focal concerns: the realization of the fullest potential of an individual physically, psychologically, socially, spiritually and economically, and the fulfillment of one’s role expectations in the family, community, place of worship, workplace and other settings.” WHO Health Promotion Glossary: new terms, published September 7, 2006.
Physical health is central to your wellness and is dynamic in relation to changes in your body, your body’s physical needs, and to surrounding influences. While your biological gender and your age cannot be changed, there are elements of your health that are in your control. Making healthy decisions and working with your health care provider can help you to promote and maintain a sense of physical wellness! Science has shown that good nutrition, physical exercise, proper sleep, good medical and dental care, as well as attending to your mind and spirit promotes a healthy body, mind, and immune system.
Take ownership of your wellness and health! Empower yourself to improve your health and the health of those around you. Good health practices can be contagious!
This section offers you information, resources and support to nurture and develop a healthy lifestyle.