Instructor: Eric Colon-Cortes
SEVEN DIMENSIONS OF WELLNESS
Wellness is much more than merely physical health, exercise or nutrition. It is the full integration of states of physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, interpersonal, environmental and occupational wellness. Each of these seven dimensions act and interact in a way that contributes to our own quality of life. Disruption of any wellness can lead to the imbalance of the whole well being. Family life style has a big impact and influence on one’s health choices either it is good or bad. I was born and raised in Vietnam which is one of the poorest countries in the world due to many invasions. It shouldn’t be a surprised that any little meat for dinner could keep me happy for a whole month. Fast foods such as hamburgers, cheeses, pizzas never had a place in my childhood. Instead, vegetable and fruits were various and plenty. For that reason, we had learned to practice our cuisine with mainly vegetables and fruits. That cooking style was brought all the way to America. What did you do for fun as a kid? Believe it or not, some of the young children nowadays do not believe in the age when there was no computer or media. This is because they are surrounded by modern day technologies. Unlike them, singing with my neighbors, exploring wood, dancing with friends, climbing on the trees, fishing, swimming in the river were what I did for entertainment. Active activities during the day put me to bed as early as eight o’clock at night. Thanks to the background I have experienced, having plenty of vegetables in meal or going outdoor physical activities have become normal in my daily life. By this, I mean I have achieved the physical wellness in some positive degree. Physical wellness is “the ability to maintain a healthy quality of life that allows us to get through our daily activities without undue fatigue or physical stress.” “Emotional wellness is the ability to understand...
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