The idea of perfect wellness means different things to different people! To achieve an ideal equilibrium, you may need to include intellectual, social, spiritual, emotional, physical and occupational wellness!
The choice you make to move towards optimal health - to reach your highest potential – will involve you in the pursuit of a balanced lifestyle. In today’s stressful world, it is important to consider each of the above disciplines, how they are interwoven, and their correlation to your lifestyle.
At Innovative Research we emphasize that the work between the patient and health care provider to prevent disease, rather than merely to treat disease, is key to a successful lifestyle.
- Stimulate mental activities.
- Expand your knowledge and skills.
- Share information with others.
- Participate in intellectual and cultural activities to stay engaged in society.
Intellectual Wellness has been identified as a key factor in the prevention of memory disorders. And the knowledge you gain will allow you to make choices that can positively impact your life and can keep you up on the latest health and wellness trends.
- Emphasize contributions to our human and physical environments.
- Cultivate your relationship with others and nature.
- Pursue harmony in your family and in the community.
- Minimize conflict and stress, which has been shown to cause illness.
- Develop of a deep appreciation for life and natural forces that exist in the universe.
- Ponder the meaning of life and be tolerant of others’ beliefs.
- Have an open mind. Closing your mind or being intolerant of others can produce negative health consequences.
- Practice a positive attitude about yourself.
- Assess your limitations realistically.
- Manage stress effectively.
- Pursue satisfying relationships.
- Develop autonomy by taking charge of your life.
Healthy relationships and effective stress management strategies can prevent illness and emphasize awareness and acceptance of our feelings and behavior.
- Engage in regular physical activity for cardiovascular flexibility and strength.
- Learn about food, nutrition, and medical care.
- Discourage unhealthy habits such as using tobacco, drugs, or excessive sugar or making unhealthy lifestyle choices.
- Remember: Being physically fit promotes wellness.
- Consume food and beverages that enhance your health rather than impair it.
- Be proactive with your health and use the medical system to your advantage.
- Avoid toxins known to negatively impact your body in all levels of wellness.
- Choose work that is personally satisfying and enriching.
- Development a positive attitude about your occupation and life plan.
- Choose a career consistent with your values and beliefs.
- Develop functional skills that keep you happy and healthy.
The application of some, if not all, of these disciplines may reduce stress and encourage wellness.