What is Wellness?

What is Wellness?

Improving wellness will show up in many aspects of life as it relates to everything we do, every day. It’s helpful to be aware of the different dimensions of wellness so that you can can strive for healthier behaviours and balance. All dimensions influence each other, when one area of wellness is lower, others tend to fall behind as well, and vice versa.

Physical

Physical wellness encapsulates many factors. A healthy and adequate amount of sleep, nutrition, hydration, physical activity and avoidance of harmful substances will allow for optimal physical wellness. Listen to your body as when it is feeling run down, it probably means you need to replenish it with more of these! It’s also important to wash your hands regularly to avoid catching any sickness. Moving your body is essential for physical and mental wellness. Any venture is beneficial whether it is a walk neighborhood, yoga, or strength training. Activity leads to the release of endorphins, improving your mood while simultaneously reducing pain and stress. Your body and mind are connected, as are your physical and emotional wellness.

Our practitioners work to improve and maintain physical wellness through chiropractic, massage, acupuncture, kinesiology, and osteopathy.

Emotional

Emotional wellness is very important and is often overlooked. Understanding and respecting your feelings are key components of psychological well-being. Mindfulness, meditation, journaling, practicing gratitude and self-compassion are just a few ways to manage your emotional wellness and increase positive emotions.

Seeing a counsellor can help get your thoughts out of your head and allows you to work through them healthily. It can improve emotional wellness in several ways.  Helping cope with difficult times, practicing acceptance, or managing stress, all to work towards better mental health. Book an online appointment with our counsellor Joseph to work on your emotional wellness!

Social

Humans are inherently social beings, socializing is a key part of our lives. Social wellness means finding a sense of connection and belonging with meaningful relationships. There are 3 parts of social support: perceived social support, received social support, and social integration (membership of multiple communities and various roles). A reliable support system of friends or family members, creating secure relationships with close ones, and expressing your thoughts to someone who makes you feel validated contribute to improving wellness.

Seeing a counsellor can also improve this sense of social wellness as you’re expressing your thoughts and emotions with someone else.

Intellectual

Intellectual wellness can be practiced through exploring knowledge about topics that interest you or skills you have. This is particularly applicable for students as it also involves academic striving. It’s about curiosity in learning and finding your intellectual potential.

Spiritual

Spiritual wellness includes finding purpose and meaning in your life. This can mean many different things, but acting and pursuing activities that are in line with your beliefs and values is the main takeaway. For some it can be religious, for others, it may just be finding meaning and purpose in their own way.

Occupational

Occupational wellness means striving for satisfaction related to work life. Finding your work and career pursuits fulfilling and rewarding are key steps to improving wellness in this area. One way to work towards this is to find a job that is in line with your goals and values.

Environmental

Environmental wellness means being aware and mindful of harmful actions influencing the environment. Reducing your carbon footprint and respecting environmental initiatives can help work towards better environmental wellness.

At our clinic, we strive to prioritize holistic healing. All our practitioners’ services can help improve your overall wellness! Our clinical counsellor Joseph will help you achieve better emotional wellness. Our chiropractors, RMTs, osteopath, kinesiologist, and acupuncturists can also aid in maintaining optimal physical wellness.

 

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