Well-being is a positive outcome that is important to individuals and to many facets of society, as it tells us that people think their lives are going well. Good living conditions (e.g., housing, employment) are central to well-being. Monitoring these conditions is important for public policy. However, several measures that quantify living circumstances, such as the quality of their relationships, their positive feelings, and their positive emotions, fail to assess what people think and feel about their lives. In terms of physical health, people mostly think of wellness: diet, exercise, weight loss, etc., but there is so much more to it. Wellness is a holistic physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being integration that fuels the body stimulates the mind and nurtures the spirit. Although it still involves striving for wellbeing, it is all about truly living life and a customized approach to living life in a way that …” Allows you […]


The World Health Organization (WHO) defines healthy as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” The perception on health, and what it means to be healthy, is changing constantly. Health has often been viewed in the past as free of illness or disease. In 1948, when the WHO described health as “a state of total physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity,” this viewpoint also modified. And more recently, health has been seen as the capacity to respond to the stressors of life. People bring a variety of different views, desires, and interests to the table when it comes to health and wellness. In effect, these beliefs affect how they approach their own wellbeing and interact with providers of healthcare. But without a clear concept of fitness, how do we know if we are […]