Writing Entry 5: True Wealth is Health

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) their definition for health is: “A complete physical, mental, and social well being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”

Just because we don’t have the flu or cancer doesn’t automatically make us healthy people. It takes balance of physical, mental, and social well-being to be considered truly healthy.

It’s important to be aware of what is best and specific for our own bodies. In my leadership class we came up with a first year college students situation to adjusting to th new freedom of living away from home. Each scenario was different; but in groups we came up with helpful steps to take and provide if a resident is dealing with stress or just try g to maintain a healthy balance of sleep, studying, and exercise.

The health wellness wheel consists of:
• Emotional
• Spiritual
• Intellectual
• Physical
• Enviromental
• Financial
• Social

The most important thing to remember and consider is that No single healthy lifestyle is perfect for everyone. It’s important o take account the things you prefer over other forms of excercise to keep a motivation. Something is better than nothing. Choosing to take the stairs instead of the elevator or eating an apple instead of a brownie are choices that are small and yet have a big impact on maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

We could be the richest person alive, but none of that matters if we are constantly stressed, physically unfit, and socialabally inadequate.

I was open to some helpful hints to get on the right track for myself. It’s good to be aware and gain a desire to change my habits!


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