What is Wellness Anyway?
The answer really comes down to a few basics. I am not sure that the ones we list here DON'T cover all the bases. Regardless, what would make a good foundation for wellness? Some sort of starting point is always advisable and the foundation should be something that, generally speaking, people just won't argue with too much. After all, these are just starting points. Here is the challenge: do a google or general search engine inquiry on the below topics. I'll offer some ideas to submit through the search form; but over all, have at it as long as you legitimately follow the subjects at their basic level. Try to stay AWAY from branding! Look for higher education, government or vetted resources. (No . . . no . . . no, its unlikely the good scientists that put together the info at places like FDA.GOV are out to mislead you . . .).
Anyway . . . five items . . . we will always return back to these topics, so no need to fully discuss every subject in detail right now.
1. Sleep well.
Just do a broad search of sleep studies, how much sleep you should get enough information to discover that getting about seven to ten hours of quality sleep per night is advisable. It just is what it is. Its almost universally validated. So START with that and begin learning how to get some quality zzz's.
2. Eat well.
Simply put, follow standard guidelines for nutrition. A great place to START is a site like health.gov. You know . . . its really a great resource for what the body needs nutrition-wise. Its also totally amazing what portion control will do for you.
3. Move well.
START with basic anatomy. If you learn this, you learn how the body moves. Exercise programs vary, but anatomy pretty much stays the same. Don't go looking for differences . . . note the similarities between all of us. Learn the mechanics. A place to begin might be the American Association for Anatomy. but many universities have some sort of accessible database.
4. Breathe well.
Of all the things you don't want to be terrible at, this ranks up near the top. A good place to START would be a broad search for "paradoxical breathing". Learn what that is all about and expand your knowledge about breathing quickly. Or simply discover what the diaphragm and lungs actually "do" when breathing well.
5. Think well.
Fine tune your brain. Learning to think critically. Learn to evaluate situations and subject matter. START with a search for "rhetorical fallacies". Understanding these are as good a foundation as any towards critical thinking. This also happens to be one of those basics that if you can't get right, you may be at a disadvantage with the others.
None-the-less, more on these later.
What is Wellness???