While health refers to physical, mental, and social well-being, wellness aims to enhance well-being.
Wellness — while re-emerging modern concept — has ancient roots. India, China, Greece, Rome and more ancient civilizations promoted preventative and whole body approaches to health.
Today, we think of daily healthy living, self-care, diet, lifestyle, spirituality, and prevention of undesirable health outcomes as key steps to pursuing wellness. We say “pursuing” rather than arriving because wellness is more about the journey, not the destination.
It is your intentions, choices, and actions that inform your journey to well-being. Wellness is not just ensuring your blood pressure and waistline are “normal”. It’s a holistic and individual approach to feeling well in your body, encompassing many dimensions of health, physical and beyond.
The pursuit of wellness and natural health can be confusing because of modern social pressure.
We are constantly bombarded with advertising full of mixed messages about health. In 2020, the “wellness industry” generated almost $640 billion dollars. If we are guided by only what large companies want to sell us, our well-being will surely pay the price.
We have to listen to our bodies and what they are telling us about our health needs, rather than the needs of the next company and what they need to sell. We want to help you feel well and stay well by determining your unique physiological needs.