What is Wellness?
Wellness is usually defined as freedom from disease; so, if you were not sick, you were considered healthy. This perspective is evolving to acknowledge that not being sick is only ONE part of being healthy, but it is not an indication of your state of well-being.
Wellness, as a state of health, is directly related to lifestyle. We all have choices in our level of wellness through basic decisions, such as good nutrition, exercise, not smoking, moderate alcohol consumption. These things all play a role in wellness.
Wellness research shows that individuals who embrace a WELLNESS lifestyle often take better care of themselves. As a result, their lifestyles are healthier, more productive, have fewer absences from work, and make fewer demands for medical services. An article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association indicated that, in one study, the “wellness” approach resulted in a 17 percent decline in total medical visits and a 35 percent decline in medical visits for minor illness. The subjects involved participated in a year-long self-care education program.
Big Beautiful Wellness embraces 5 KEY AREAS of WELLNESS as are especially relevant to the PLUS SIZE WOMAN!