Wellness has become one of the most frequently used words when it comes to describing certain states and processes in our society, in particular in relation to physical and emotional health or in connection with various lifestyles and concepts such as work-life balance, healthy nutrition and fitness for example.
Wellness involves living life to the fullest extent by taking care of body, mind, and spirit (University Wellness). Wellness is a philosophy that advocates for optimal health on physical, mental, social, spiritual, environmental and financial levels (NSU Wellness). Wellness involves all aspects of living with wellness tips for each aspect (Web Wellness). Wellness is about balance in life- not too much or too little of something good. It’s also about trying to live your life as honestly as possible. It’s about knowing what your personal goals are so you can start working toward achieving them – knowing what makes you happy and comfortable so you can maximize your time doing those things.
Wellness is a philosophy that advocates for optimal health on physical, mental, social, spiritual, environmental and financial levels.
You’re probably used to going to a doctor when you feel sick. But, to prevent illness, it also can be important to seek healthcare when you feel well. With preventive services, such as vaccines and cancer screenings, you can avoid certain diseases and catch others in their early stages, before they have a chance to cause much harm. With wellness services, such as weight management, stress reduction and physical fitness training, you can adopt a lifestyle that can keep you in good health, with less chance of getting sick.
Preventive and wellness services don’t need to be costly. Federal law requires many health insurance plans to provide certain screenings and other services for free. Even if not required, some insurers and employers provide such services because they make good business sense. Preventing disease often costs insurers less than treating it. Wellness programs can enable employers to help their employees stay healthy and thereby increase productivity and reduce use of sick days.
Even though your health plan may entitle you to some free preventive and wellness services, they can help you only if you know about and use them.