Body Mind and Soul, Wellness

So, What Does Wellness Mean Anyway?

Wellness is the result of a harmonious interplay between body mind and soul in anyone’s private, social and natural environment (Pitz-Kusch 2001)

It’s a concept that is a multidimensional, practice-oriented philosophy of life. Where the goal is the physical, mental and spiritual well-being of the individual.

Wellness is a word combined of wellbeing and fitness. And optimal wellness is achieved through a healthy mix of exercise, good nutrition and relaxation.
It’s a concept where the life quality of each individual is in focus.

5 Components of Wellness

  1. Personal responsibility
  2. Fitness/movement
  3. Stress awareness and management
  4. Health-conscious nutrition
  5. Sustainability and environmental awareness.

1.) Each individual is responsible for his or her own wellness. It takes self-responsibility and initiative to want to make changes and reach optimal wellness.
But many people have a hard time to stick with their goals, or they simply don’t know how.
As a Health Coach, I help anyone who’s serious about change, by keeping the momentum going, and by being a supportive, knowledgeable partner throughout the health journey.

2.) Fitness and Movement are extremely important for health and wellness. It doesn’t mean you need to become a fitness buff, or hit the gym 5 times a week. It suffices if you move through 30 minute walks every day, or take yoga classes, or work in your garden, and take the stairs instead of the elevator. Consistency is key.
And with that I provide accountability and support.

3.) Stress awareness and management, is difficult for many people. A lot of people aren’t even really aware that they’re stressed! So, to recognize that there’s stress, and where it stems from is the first step. Then, to manage it is second.
And a Health Coach can really help with all of that through different strategies and tools.

4.) Health-conscious nutrition is a key element for optimal health and wellness. Everything we put into our bodies affects us. Fad diets don’t usually work, and definitely don’t last. One person’s perfect diet might be another’s person’s nightmare. The goal is to become aware of what is healthy and what not, for each individual. And to make a conscious effort in creating long lasting eating habit changes, to achieve optimal wellness.
And here too, I guide and support you step by step with my wide knowledge on nutrition. One of my favorite subjects!

5.) Sustainability and environmental awareness… one might ask, why does this contribute to my wellness? It has nothing to do with me!
Well, no. It has everything to do with you, and anyone on this planet. If we don’t take care of our resources, and continue to pollute, and just use everything, without regard of the ramifications, we all suffer. Starting with all the pollutants in our air and our soils, and ending with natural resources being exhausted and our ecosystem being overwhelmed. This not only affects the natural world, the plants and animals, but also our own bodies, the air we breathe, the food we eat, as well as the water we drink. Nature and we are one. And if we heal ourselves, we can also help heal the planet. Step by step, person by person.
My passion!

So, as you can see, wellness is a broad subject. And if you want to find out how I can help you achieve wellness, or certain health goals, you can contact me directly via the form below, for a free initial consultation.

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