My passion and mission for all things Wellness: Health & Fitness goes back many years.
During my Israeli army service, I trained tons of ladies involving Body & Mind to transform them into proud, mature, strong women, fit in mind and body, and capable of successfully handling everything life presents to them.
As a woman, I, fully identified with these ladies, and have, passionately, decided to use my army’s comprehensive training, knowledge and expertise to help others to be healthy, energetic and confident so that they can be there for their families and finally, for themselves – allowing more joy, pride and contentment into their live.
Here are some questions for you:
How well are you? Do you have a healthy diet? Are you satisfied in your job? Do you exercise regularly? Do you contribute to your community, to your environment? Do you stretch and challenge your mind daily? Do you know your life-purpose and live open-minded, according to your beliefs and values?
Our body is our ‘vehicle for life ‘, and we need to take good care of it. Do you know that shockingly over 75% of Australian are either obese or overweight? That’s insane!
Think of your body as your physical shell to take you through life. If you repeatedly abuse it with unhealthy food, your shell will wear out quickly. While you may look okay on the outside, on the inside, your arteries are getting clogged up with cholesterol and arterial plaque. That’s not a pretty sight!
Life is beautiful and you don’t want to bog yourself down with unnecessary health problems. Today, your vital organs may be working well, but they may not be tomorrow.
Don’t take your good health today for granted.
Take proper care of your body.
Good health isn’t just about healthy eating and exercise – it also includes having a positive mental health, positive self-image and a suppoerive lifestyle.
In fact, the fascinating Wellness industry consists of six main dimensions:
The occupational dimension recognizes personal satisfaction and enrichment in one’s life through work. It is related to a person’s attitude about his work.
To increase your occupational wellness, you’ll contribute your unique gifts, skills, and talents to work that is both personally meaningful and rewarding. You’ll convey your values through your involvement in activities that are gratifying for you. The choice of profession, job satisfaction, career ambitions, and personal performance are all important components in your occupational wellness.
The physical dimension recognizes the need for regular physical activity. Physical development encourages learning about diet and nutrition while discouraging the use of tobacco, drugs and excessive alcohol consumption.
Optimal wellness is met through the combination of good exercise and eating habits. As you travel the wellness path, you’ll strive to spend time and energy building physical strength, flexibility and endurance while also safely include medical self-care and appropriate use of a medical system.
By traveling the wellness path, you’ll be able to ‘ listen’ to your body, monitor your own vital signs and understand your body’s warning clues. You’ll understand and appreciate the relationship between sound nutrition and how your body performs. The physical benefits of looking good and feeling terrific most often lead to the psychological benefits of enhanced self-esteem, self-control, determination and a sense of direction.
The social dimension encourages contributing to one’s environment and community. It emphasizes the interdependence between others and nature.
As you travel a wellness path, you’ll become more aware of your importance in society as well as the impact you have on multiple environments. You’ll take an active part in improving our world by encouraging healthier living and initiating better communication with those around you.
You’ll actively seek ways to preserve the beauty and balance of nature and discover the power to make wilful choices to enhance personal relationships and important friendships, while building a better living space and community.
The intellectual dimension recognizes one’s creative, stimulating mental activities. A healthy person expands his knowledge and skills while discovering the potential for sharing his gifts with others. Using intellectual and cultural activities combined with human and learning resources available within the larger community, will enhance intellectual growth and stimulation.
Traveling a wellness path, you’ll explore issues related to problem solving, creativity, and learning. You’ll spend more time pursuing personal interests and reading books, magazines, and newspapers, while following current issues and ideas.
As you develop your intellectual curiosity, you will actively strive to expand and challenge your mind with creative endeavours.
The spiritual dimension recognizes our search for meaning and purpose in human existence. It includes the development of a deep appreciation for the depth and expanse of life and natural forces that exist in the universe. You will experience a peaceful harmony between internal personal feelings and emotions and the rough and rugged stretches of your path.
You may also experience many feelings of doubt, despair, fear, disappointment and dislocation, as well as feelings of pleasure, joy, happiness and discovery that will be displayed in the value system you will adapt to bring meaning to your life.
You’ll know you’re becoming spiritually well when your actions become more consistent with your beliefs and values, resulting in a “world view.”
The emotional dimension recognises awareness and acceptance of one’s feelings.
Emotional wellness includes the degree to which one feels positive and enthusiastic about one’s self and life. It includes the capacity to manage one’s feelings and related behaviours, assessing limitations, development of autonomy, and ability to cope effectively with stress.
The well person maintains satisfying relationships with others. Awareness and acceptance of a wide range of feelings in yourself and others is essential to wellness. On the wellness path, you’ll be able to express feelings freely and manage feelings effectively.
You’ll live and work independently while realizing the importance of seeking and appreciating the support and assistance of others.
You’ll be able to form interdependent relationships with others based on a foundation of mutual commitment, trust, and respect.
You’ll take on challenges, take risks, and recognize conflict as being potentially healthy.
Managing your life in personally rewarding ways, and taking responsibility for your actions, will help you see life as an exciting, hopeful adventure. By applying this holistic approach to Wellness, a person becomes aware of the interconnectedness of each dimension and how they contribute to healthy, long, vibrant, satisfying way of living.
To your health, because nothing else matters more…