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The term ‘wellness’ encompasses the many dynamics of health and includes the important aspects of choice and action.
“Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
World Health Organization
- includes deliberate effort: your own intentions, choices and actions as you actively work toward an optimal state of health and wellbeing
- emphasizes preventing illness and prolonging life by harmonizing all the dimensions of health (see the Wellness Wheel)
A Wellness Wheel can assist with visualizing the 'big picture' of overall health. Here is a downloadable link that may be helpful, available to all through the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Wellness Wheel full colour
Wellness Wheel black and white
Interested in learning more? Check out The Global Wellness Institute
The Global Wellness InstituteTM (GWI) is a nonprofit organization
with a mission to empower wellness worldwide by educating public and private sectors about preventative health and wellness.
Interested in working on your own wellness? Email me by clicking here or filling out the contact form on the About Maryke page.
Articles by Maryke on healthy eating in this time of expensive food:
Jan 13, 2024 - Protect Your Health And Your Pennies
Food myths can be destructive so let’s bust a few while balancing your body and your bucks.
Feb 10, 2024 - Drilling Down the Dollars in the Produce Department
Fruits and vegetables are rich in a wide variety of nutrients: vitamins, minerals, fibre, and natural colours (phytonutrients). Ideally half your daily intake is from this food group. But what’s the cost? Let’s drill down the dollars.