Wellness – It’s NOT That Hard!
Most people when asked what they think ‘health and wellness’ is – would tend to say that it is ‘the absence of disease and disability’. The ‘treatment paradigm’ that is our medical system, assumes a somewhat mechanical view of illness and the body it occurs in. It also assumes that something has to have ‘gone wrong’ before anything can be acted upon.
Illness is thus seen simply as a ‘fault in the machine’, and the machine-body continues to be regarded as something that functions autonomously. The medical model is enticing because it is generally succinct, tangible, easily understandable and in accordance with a scientific method which relies primarily on objective and measurable observation.
What is ‘Wellness’?
The wellness model moves beyond that traditional notion of health and wellness as being the mere absence of disease . . . and relates more to the optional functioning of each person regardless of current health status or disability. Wellness is much more than merely physical health, exercise or diet. It is the full integration of states of physical, nutritional, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. Wellness as a state of being, exists on a continuum and is unique to each individual person.
Each of us defines our own wellness, however living in optimal health is most peoples aim.
The Savvy Team’s ‘Wellness – It’s NOT That Hard’ philosophy, is about sharing a wellness model with those ready to begin their personal journey. Our model (along with our collection of programs and action-plans) provide a path to follow that offers extraordinary success in reaching a higher level of wellness – for those who choose the path.