There are a variety of reasons that not all of us are healthy. However, good health is a good goal for us to go for. We may be struggling with a disability, fragility of years, an injury or something else we can’t help or avoid. However, we can endeavour to care for and nourish our wellness through it all.
It’s a daily effort to ensure we stay healthy through nutrition, lowering stress levels, and many other ways. The Bible tells us that we are the temple of the Holy Spirit, so we are responsible for looking after ourselves to the best of our knowledge. I enjoy increasing my knowledge and perpetually learning how my mind, body, and soul works and how best to nourish them.
Does God Care About Your Wellness?
In 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (ESV), he asks, “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.”
To understand the significance of wellness and how it’s linked to health. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), health is defined as.. being “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
The Global Wellness Institute defines wellness as the active pursuit of activities, choices, and lifestyles that lead to holistic health.
Wellness is an individual pursuit—we are self-responsible for being self-aware of our choices, behaviours, and lifestyles—but it is also significantly influenced by our physical, social, and cultural environments.
Wellness is a series of positive daily choices to live your life to the fullest!
What is Wellness About?
Wellness is a modern word with ancient roots. The fundamental tenets of wellness as preventive and holistic can be traced back to ancient civilizations from India, China, Greece, and Rome. Codes of wellness are also found in the Law of the Old Testament- the Hebrew Bible.
Various intellectual, religious, and medical movements developed as conventional medicine developed. However, focusing on holistic and natural approaches, self-healing and preventive care, these movements have provided a firm foundation for wellness practices.
Wellness-focused and holistic interventions have gained more visibility in the last fifty years.
Wellness is about healthy living, self-help, self-care, fitness, nutrition, diet and spiritual practices, and environmental and social interaction that have evolved into a flourishing wellness movement today.
The idea of wellness is broadly defined, but each has several similar components.
Wellness is something that you desire and choose to pursue. It’s a choice you make in life that requires constant effort to achieve. If you want a well soul. One needs to try to pray, read and study the Bible and hang around like-minded people. Ensuring you get teaching builds you up spiritually so you can grow in Christ.
While associated with a healthy lifestyle, wellness goes beyond the confines of general health. It encompasses a positive outlook on your mind, body, and soul and is something we often have more control over than health.
Wellness has various dimensions and can be viewed as a quality, state, or process.
At face value, the idea of wellness may appear complex- but it need not be.
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