The answer often is that, they have no time for it. Most people, despite the present health and fitness fad, are not less busy enough to care for their health these days. But they have plenty of time to eat, drink and lose sleep.
They’re proud to say wellness is not for them. They don’t need it. They’re okay as they are because they feel okay health-wise. And we’d all die anyway, so why bother to live longer? In fact, they think it’s just added expense they don’t really need.
I thought that way before, until one day I started feeling unwell. When the medical bills start filing up, you’d suddenly understand why wellness is important. Suddenly, you get the wisdom. The issue is not just the long life—it’s the medical expense, even if you say you have a health card.
Naturally, if you don’t feel well, you need to know about wellness. Common sense, isn’t it? So I started researching. That’s when I discovered that wellness is everyone’s business, not just those who want to look good and young, have smooth skin, live forever or make some money. In fact, wellness is not just about smooth younger looking skin. It’s about living well. Are you happy? Are you content? Are you free from bitterness, hatred, ill will and animosity? Do you love everybody? Do you enjoy rest and relaxation? In short, are you well? Or, is something not right with you? Then you need wellness.
Look at how a WebMD article puts it:
“‘We want to be well. We yearn to be in control and feel better. We want more energy,” says Margaret Moore, founder of Well Coaches, the only health and wellness coaching certification program endorsed by the ACSM. “But there is an enormous gap between wanting to be well and the everyday reality of living with the mental and physical health penalties of overeating, underexercising, and having too little down time.”
One search engine simply puts it this way: Wellness is “the state or condition of being in good physical and mental health.”
Google quotes World Health Organization about wellness as written in an article found on the site shcs.ucdavis.edu: “Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life…a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
Based on the above definitions, wellness then is:
- Being in control.
- Feeling better.
- Having more energy.
- In good physical and mental health.
- Overall health
- Essential for a fulfilling life.
Now, who doesn’t need those things? We all need them.
Actually, there’s more to wellness than the things mentioned above. It’s also about being well spiritually, emotionally, socially and financially. Wellness includes a lot of things concerning being and feeling well. It’s a broad topic to discuss in one blog article.
But why is it that most people think they don’t need wellness?
It’s because most people have become used to not living well. We don’t know anymore what is living and not living well and fail to realize what we’ve been missing out on (or what we forfeit ourselves of). And then we think our lot in life is living unwell and we should merely be content with it.
Fact is, almost every person out there accepts that one day he or she will become sickly and people simply have to accept the downsides of old age. See?
In truth, God’s will is for our wellness, even in suffering. God does not want anyone to suffer purposelessly. Everything that happens in our lives is for eventual wellness.
Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well. [3 John 2]
That’s God’s wellness for you!
And realizing how many folks need to enlighten themselves about the benefits of wellness and how to get it all their lives, I decided to devote part of this blog, Less Busy.Me, to wellness. Kick stress out of your life.
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