A Wellness Lifestyle is a commitment toward improved health and fitness, as well as increased satisfaction and fulfillment in all the important areas of your life including the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual dimensions.
Unlike other approaches toward health that focus on treating problems after they have already happened, a Wellness Lifestyle aims at preventing problems such as depression, burn out, and anxiety from developing in the first place.
A Wellness Lifestyle is a commitment and choice toward wholeness and happiness through conscious development with the ultimate goal of living life as fully as possible. Improving any one area of your life will increase your global self esteem and spill over it's positive effects to other areas of your life. Spending the time to improve your nutrition, for example, will give you more energy, which will make you perform better at work, or be more likely to get outside for a run or to the gym for a workout. A Wellness Lifestyle is a commitment to balance and growth as a whole person.
Each dimension of wellness contributes to our overall quality of life, and each dimension affects and overlaps with the others. At times one aspect of wellness may seem to be more prominent or more important than the others in our lives, but we can't neglect any one dimension for too long and remain healthy and fulfilled.
A wellness lifestyle entails a commitment to personal growth and the conscious development of each one of these important domains of life. If any one of them is overlooked, we will not reach our full potential even if other dimensions become highly developed. And each dimension contains many individual elements that are unique to the individual circumstances of our lives. For example, the social dimension of wellness might include everything from the quality of communication in our marriage or our relationship with our parents to our broader sense of community and our place in the world. Similarly, the physical dimension includes everything from how often we exercise to what we eat every day. It is interesting to note that research continues to show that a regular meditation practice is one thing you can do that positively impacts all seven dimensions of wellness.