Health is a state of physical, mental, and social well-being in which disease and infirmity are absent. Health, in humans, is the extent of an individual’s continuing physical, emotional, mental, and social ability to cope with his or her environment.
There are broadly six dimensions of wellness in which health and healthy person can be measured. They are physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, environmental, and social.
Physical: Physical wellness promotes proper care of our bodies for optimal health and functioning. There are many elements of physical wellness that all must be cared for together. Overall physical wellness encourages the balance of physical activity, nutrition, and mental well-being to keep your body in top condition. Maintaining a sound substantial body through regular exercise, proper nutrition, sleeping well, and avoiding harmful habits. Maintaining a consistent well-rounded exercise program is crucial to physical wellness.
Emotional: Being in touch with your emotional presence and being aware and comfortable with your own thoughts and feelings. Emotional wellness relies on being able to express one’s thoughts and sensations and to be able to absorb those of others.
Spiritual: Having a sense that life is meaningful and has a purpose and that we are guided in our journey. Spiritual wellness is about embracing the metaphysical and reaching beyond the physical realm of existence and experiences.
Intellectual: Being able to engage in lively interaction with the world around you. The intellect is about flexing the mind’s muscles and opening the mind. One’s intellectual being is about continued learning, problem solving, processing, and creativity. Intellectual wellness involves connecting with others on a cerebral level.
Environmental: Surrounding yourself with a healthy work and living environment free of hazards and focused on the conservation of all-natural resources and the role we play in bettering the environment. Environmental wellness is about respecting nature and your surroundings and in gaining personal fulfillment from our surroundings.
Social: Social wellness is about relating, interacting, and communicating well with others. Social wellness is also about being comfortable in your own skin to be able to contribute and engage in a healthy living environment. Including people in all aspects of our lives is tantamount to social wellness.