7 Dimensions of wellness

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You are here means you Care about yourself, your wellness and your health and want to learn more about how you could stay that way!

In the journey of Life, it's important to first recognize that first and foremost is SELF. You can be of use to any other bring, Only if you are yourself in the prime of your health, mind, body and soul.

Many people think about "wellness" in terms of physical health only. The word invokes thoughts of nutrition, exercise, weight management, blood pressure, etc. Wellness, however, is much more than physical health. Wellness is a full integration of physical, mental and spiritual well-being. It is a complex interaction that leads to quality of life.

Seven Dimensions Of Wellness 

Wellness is the pursuit of continued growth and balance in the seven dimensions of wellness. Wellness is not merely diet and exercise. The idea of wellness or well-being encompasses mean different things.

At Healthy Jeena Sikho, we integrate a holistic approach that includes the following dimensions: social, emotional, spiritual, environmental, occupational, intellectual and physical wellness.

 

There are as many definitions for ‘healthy ageing’ as there are people to give them!! Basically people don't want to just live long lives, they want to live long healthy lives. Longevity is qualitative not just quantitative and successful or ‘healthy’ ageing is more than just the absence of disease and infirmity

 

We envision these seven dimensions as various windows to wellness. We believe that overall behavioral health and wellness can be achieved by looking through these windows and examining how we are living as well as how our thoughts may be impeding our wellness potential. In turn, we find meaning through the seven windows and can make real changes from within.

Applying the Seven Dimensional Model, a person becomes aware of the interconnectedness of each dimension and how they contribute to healthy living.

 

This holistic model explains:

  • How a person contributes to their environment and community and how to build better living spaces and social networks

  • The enrichment of life through work, and its interconnectedness to living and playing

  • The development of belief systems, values, and creating a world-view

  • The benefits of regular physical activity, healthy eating habits, strength and vitality as well as personal responsibility, self-care and when to seek medical attention

  • Self-esteem, self-control, and determination as a sense of direction

  • Creative and stimulating mental activities, and sharing your gifts with others

In 1900 the average projected lifespan was 47. By 1999 the average life expectancy had risen to 73 for men and 79 for women. So how do you want to spend your Life??

Nobody escapes the effects of ageing and even if you are now in your 20s and 30s, the sooner you begin to take proactive steps to prevent the deleterious effects of ageing, the better off you will be as you proceed along the age continuum.

Each of these seven dimensions interacts in a way that helps improve and support a healthy quality of life.

1.Social Wellness 

is the ability to relate, establish and maintain positive relationships with the people around us, including family, friends and co-workers. (to learn more about social wellness click here)

2. Emotional Wellness

is the ability to understand ourselves and cope with the challenges life can bring. As well as acknowledging and sharing feelings of anger, fear, sadness or stress; hope, love, joy and happiness in a productive manner. (to learn  more about emotional wellness click here)

3. Spiritual Wellness

is the ability to establish peace and harmony with a sense of purpose. It is also the ethics and beliefs that provide direction in our lives. (to learn more about spiritual wellness click here)

4. Environmental Wellness

is understanding our responsibility for the quality of the air, the water and the land that surrounds us and making a positive impact on this environment. (to learn more about environmental wellness click here)

5. Occupational Wellness

is the ability to gain fulfilment from our jobs or our chosen career fields by utilizing our gifts, skills and talents while maintaining balance in the other areas of our lives. (to know more about occupational wellness click here)

6. Intellectual Wellness

is the ability to engage in lively interaction while opening our minds to new ideas and experiences. The desire to learn new concepts, improve skills and seek challenges in pursuit of lifelong learning contributes to our Intellectual Wellness. (to know more about intellectual wellness click here​)

7. Physical Wellness

is the ability to maintain healthy lifestyle behaviors that improve the quality of life which allows us to go through our daily activities without experiencing undue fatigue or physical stress. It is also recognizing that these behaviors have a significant impact on our wellness and adopting healthful habits (routine check-ups, a balanced diet, exercise, sleep, etc.) while avoiding destructive habits  (tobacco, drugs, alcohol, etc.) will lead to optimal health.( to learn more about physical wellness click here)