What is the definition of wellness?
“Wellness is a multidimensional state of being describing the continuation of positive health in an individual as embodied by quality of life and a sense of well-being.”
Wellness is an active process of awareness of the multidimensional choices toward a more successful reality.
Process means that improvement is always possible
Aware means that we are continuously seeking more information about how we can improve. Choices mean that we consider a variety of options and select those in our best interest.
Dimensions of Wellness
If wellness is multidimensional, what are the dimensions of wellness? The most commonly described sub-dimensions are the following:
THE SEVEN DIMENSIONS OF WELLNESS
Endurance, strength and flexibility
Body composition and diet
Continuous acquisition of knowledge
Awareness of current events
Expression and experience of creativity
Stress management and relaxation
Self-awareness and acceptance
Fairness and justice
Concern for community welfare
Value and belief system
Hope and optimism
Protection of resources
Enhancement of safety
Balance of work and leisure