Health means different things to different people. Some would say they’re healthy if they hit a certain number on the scale while some would base it on the physical activities they can take up without breaking a sweat. Some consider eating right a mark of good health while others connect it with absence of disease. Interestingly, all these ideas of being healthy are right to some extent. Wellness, on the other hand, needs a little more nudging and understanding.
Being healthy and feeling well are often used interchangeably, but are these terms similar? If you look closely, they’re not. Wellness encompasses our overall well-being; mental, physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual etc. It is an active process of change and health is an important part in the bigger scheme of wellness choices. Together, they work towards helping us achieve the perfect balance within ourselves.
I explored and discovered a lot of things during my self-transformation journey. While weight loss was my biggest aim, I quickly realised that this process was a splendid opportunity to connect with myself on a deeper level. Thanks to this revelation, although it took me close to six months to put down 10 kgs, I felt immensely proud and satisfied with my achievement. I found as much joy in running as I did in meditation. Yoga and strength training days were both cheerfully welcome. This, I believe, is a good way to accomplish health and wellness together, yes?
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