The words “health” and “fitness” have been abuzz over the past couple of years, as we see many people making necessary changes in their lifestyle in an effort to become healthier, to live longer and to delay the onset of the signs of aging and illness. This is probably one of the best trends to become widespread among many people as its aim is to improve a person’s quality of life.iso 45003
Health and fitness are not the only components of a better and more balanced life. Before going deeper into the conversation about health and fitness, it is important to define wellness first. “Wellness” as a concept, encapsulates the whole notion of eating right, staying healthy and becoming the best version of yourself. This also includes the notion of experiencing the perfect harmony in terms of mental, physical and psychological health.
No one can deny the importance of the fact that we should take health and fitness seriously. In the past, a lot of people took youth for granted and spent a lot of time sitting around at home and binging on junk food while watching the television during their day off. These days, we see a lot of people, especially young professionals who are very driven who see the value in taking care of themselves in order to be more productive and efficient at work. To keep up with their hectic lifestyle, they invest a lot of time and money in eating right, getting enough exercise and making time to relax as a way to maintain a balance in their life. This state of balance and harmony in one’s life is what we call “wellness”-all the factors mentioned previously define wellness.
While making time for work and rest is hard to achieve, it is important that we at least try and make the little efforts in achieving this goal. You don’t have to make dramatic changes in your life if it’s going to be too stressful. Always make sure to due your research before making lifestyle changes and keep in mind the factors that define wellness. Sometimes, little efforts like taking a five-minute break to meditate or substituting that piece of fried chicken meal for steamed fish can make a world of difference if you are consistent. The path to wellness is all about taking baby steps-little efforts that you can sustain in an effort to improve your quality of life.
Paul Heitman is a wellness advocate who loves sharing his wellness story