Having vibrant physical health and the prevention of disease in your body. Aspects of physical health include how you move your muscles through exercise and their capacity to stretch. Additionally, it is important to provide energy through optimal nutrition and hydration as well as understand how your dietary intake can help or harm your body and impact your gut microbiome. Your daily and weekly rest patterns are also crucial to healing and being physically energised. Likewise, the avoidance of harmful drugs and negative lifestyle choices will further assist your wellness.
Cardiac rehabilitation after a heart attack is critical to improve recovery and prevent another hospital readmission.
Sleep plays a critical role in metabolism, immune function, muscle growth, energy, mood, learning and memory.
Dr Brian Schwartz discusses the changes he has seen in his patients who have change their lifestyles.
Enjoying satisfying relationships and having good social support from your family, peers, friends and your community. Aspects include the ability to communicate effectively by expressing your feelings, needs, and opinions. Additionally, maintaining intimacy and having good conflict management skills to engage positively with your social group are also important features. These relationships can be strengthened through the appreciation and engagement of personal cultural history. This will further assist in positively building your identity and your community.
Psychologist Claire Marsh explores how to connect with loved ones while isolated.
Psychologist Claire Marsh explores how to deal with loneliness.
Psychologist Claire Marsh explores strategies for when you have a critical nature.
Using your skills and talents to express your values and achieve fulfilment in life. This includes your professional career and its financial benefits to your lifestyle, unpaid work and giving back to your community through service. The extent of your enrichment is dependent on your attitude towards these activities and the ability to create balance between your various roles and responsibilities.
Psychologist Claire Marsh explores practical tips to have a work-life balance.
Psychologist Claire Marsh explores loss and change of circumstances
Sophie Tucker, one of the most popular entertainers in the first half of the twentieth century once said, “I’ve been rich and I’ve been poor. Rich is better.”
Having a strong connection to something bigger than yourself that gives you meaning in your life and hope for the future. The act of expressing love, faith, compassion, grace, forgiveness, gratitude are central to spiritual wellness. Spiritual connectedness is about a personal understanding of the value of life and brings all the dimensions of wellness together to help you live your best life.
Dr Brian Schwartz explores if science and spirituality can work together.
Dr Zeno Charles-Marcel explores evidence to see if spirituality has any affect on health outcomes.
What does it mean to be spiritually empowered?
Approaching life with a mindset of life long learning. Realising your potential involves developing your talents and skills with an understanding of your life’s purpose. Additionally, achieving optimal intellectual stimulation, with adequate time for reflection and critical thinking is crucial to achieving a more satisfying life. Making the most of opportunities to learn, express your creativity and share knowledge and experiences enhances your personal growth, contribute to society and improve your wellness
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The benefits of exercise for the young and older brain are well established.
Why is being intellectually engaged important to your wellness?
Interacting positively with the environment on a local, community and global level. Improving your personal footprint and understanding how your surroundings impact your personal wellness is vital. This involves having clean air to breathe, obtaining adequate sunlight, optimising nature’s resources and engaging with blue and green spaces for rejuvenation while avoiding toxic substances and noise pollution.
Is being environmentally attuned good for your wellness?
In countries of high latitude where there are extended periods of low natural light during the winter months, it is common for people to become depressed—a condition referred to as Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. There is a good reason why this occurs.
Many people have insufficient blood levels of vitamin D. Based on new recommendations as a minimum for sufficiency, more than half the people in Australia and New Zealand are deficient.
A state when you are personally feeling great, have the ability to understand and improve yourself, as well as having empathy and understanding of other people’s emotions. Emotionally thriving involves having the mindset and mastering the tools that enable you to work through stressful situations and handle negative emotional events. It is also about dealing with phobias, anxieties, and depression with the goal of experiencing a positive emotional outlook.
How to overcome anxiety and depression in cancer
Psychologist Claire Marsh explores self-worth and how to respect yourself.
Psychologist Claire Marsh explores how to remain sane when isolated with family members.
Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. Wellness is more than being free from illness, it is a dynamic process of change and growth.
Wellness is more than just being physically healthy and well.
Dr. Wayne Dysinger explores how lifestyle medicine is complementing traditional medicine.
Dr. Wayne Dysinger explores the growth of Lifestyle Medicine around the world.