3 Dimensions of Wellbeing?

Dimensions of Wellbeing, your Health is influenced by many factors, try do some research with Google and the numbers are all different. The main definitions seem to be Physical, Mental and Social Well-Being, so in my opinion there are three. Go a little deeper into Dimensions of Wellness or Wellbeing and the numbers keep going up and up with more factors influencing the decision and outcome.

Some determinants of health: genetics, behaviour, environmental and physical influences, medical care and social factors. These five categories are interconnected. Do more research and it becomes seven where now spiritual and occupational are being added. Wait....there's more, how about feeling, thinking, doing, sensing, loving, playing, moving, breathing....at the end of the day they are all linked one way or another.

Irrespective of how many dimensions of wellness you believe in.....neglect one long enough and it affects our overall wellness, commonly know as Health - it is a complex interaction resulting in the quality of your life!

Physical Wellbeing

Good physical health is linked to fitness – being able to perform effectively the physical tasks involved in life as well as sport. Being physically healthy includes:

  • enjoying to be physically active
  • having good balance, coordination and agility in everyday tasks as well as sport
  • having the strength, stamina and suppleness required for daily life, work and play
  • having fewer illnesses, diseases and injuries

Emotional or Mental Wellbeing

Emotional – or mental – health is linked to personal wellbeing – feeling positive about yourself. Being emotionally healthy includes:

  • having self-esteem and self-respect
  • being able to recognise and express feelings
  • being able to manage emotions to suit the situation
  • recognising and managing the factors that affect emotions
  • feeling positive about life (which includes feeling useful and being optimistic about the future)

Social Wellbeing

Social wellbeing also contributes to health – feeling positive about interactions with other people and the wider world. Being socially healthy includes:

  • being able to interact with a range of people and having a sense of belonging
  • having respect, empathy and tolerance for other people
  • being able to manage emotions to suit the situation
  • recognising and managing the effects of actions on others
  • being aware of rights and responsibilities

BUT: Wellness is FOOD - You are what You eat!

A healthy diet benefits your physical, mental and social well-being in powerful ways. While the specifics vary, such a diet tends to emphasise nutritious whole foods, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and fish. It also provides sufficient amounts of calories, without going overboard, and ideally brings you enjoyment as well. Keep in mind that nutritional steps should never replace needed medical treatment. Especially if you have a health condition, talk to your doctor before making significant changes to your eating plan.

For instance, if you eat consistently a variety of life-sustaining, healthy and whole foods, then your body would glow and give you better feelings and energy!

FOOD Definition: Any nutritious substance that people or animals eat or drink or that plants absorb in order to maintain life and growth. "We need food and water!"

Rewards for Good Wellbeing?

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DISCLAIMER: This blog offers information designed for educational purposes only. You should not rely on any information on this site as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment, or professional counselling. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, consult with a healthcare professional.

Interesting further read is The Global Youth Wellbeing Index

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