Terms and Verbiage to Improve you Awareness and Communication

Awareness: knowledge or perception of a situation or fact. Concern about and well-informed interest in a particular situation or development. Awareness has internal and external implications and connecting both creates a link to nature and wellness.

Health: Defined as the general mental and physical condition of a individual. In a glass half full vantage point, the absence of disease.

 

Wellness refers to the ailment of nurturing an optimal mental and physical health. However, wellness integrates more than that, its is felt by the frequency level of your energy.

The active pursuit of activities, choices, and lifestyles

that lead to a of holistic health.

Holistic: characterized by the belief that the parts of something are intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole.

...Physical, mental, interpersonal, emotional, intellectual, environmental, preventive, individual responsibility, integrated to self, intention, congruence, centering, mindfulness, connection, positive thinking and action, resonance...

Exercise

is physical activity that is planned, structured and repetitive for the purpose of conditioning any part of the body used to improve health and maintain fitness. Generally you work up a sweat, breath heavy and increase your heart rate during exercise.

 endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility
a process or activity carried out for a specific purpose, especially one concerned with a specified area or skill.
training

Fitness

is the condition of being physically fit and healthy and involves attributes that include, but are not limited to mental acuity, cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, body composition, and flexibility.

sustainable, ability, hardiness, competence
Cardiovascular Endurance.
Muscular Strength.
Muscular endurance.
Flexibility.
Body Composition.

 

Spirituality
Involves the recognition of a feeling or sense or belief that there is something greater than myself, something more to being human than sensory experience, and that the greater whole of which we are part is cosmic or divine in nature. ... An opening of the heart is an essential aspect of true spirituality.

"Spiritual but not religious" (SBNR), also known as "Spiritual but not affiliated" (SBNA), is a popular phrase and initialism used to self-identify a life stance of spirituality that does not regard organized religion as the sole or most valuable means of furthering spiritual growth.

Many of the behaviors associated with wellness are key components of a healthy spiritual life. Examples include volunteerism, social responsibility, optimism, contributing to society, connectedness with others, feeling of belonging/being part of a group, and love of self/reason to care for self.

relating to or affecting the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things.

non material

health
the state of being free from illness or injury.


Wellbeing

Wellbeing is a keyword in the WHO definition of health: “a state of complete physical, mental and social well- being and not merely the absence of disease or. infirmity”

Four distinct conceptions of health emerged from responses to the "how do you know" question: physical, psychosocial, capacity, and control.


Physical, Social, and Mental Health.

The Seven Dimensions include Physical, Intellectual, Environmental, Vocational, Social, Emotional and Spiritual health.

Negative definition of health and well – being is where an individual believes they have a good state of health and well- being because they have nothing wrong with them i.e. no physical illness, disease, injury, mental stress, free from pain and discomfort.

Stress
Stress can be defined as the degree to which you feel overwhelmed or unable to cope as a result of pressures that are unmanageable
What Is Stress? Stress can be defined as any type of change that causes physical, emotional, or psychological strain. Stress is your body's response to anything that requires attention or action. Everyone experiences stress to some degree.

Stress is a feeling of emotional or physical tension. It can come from any event or thought that makes you feel frustrated, angry, or nervous. Stress is your body's reaction to a challenge or demand. In short bursts, stress can be positive, such as when it helps you avoid danger or meet a deadline.

What are psychological and emotional signs of stress?
Depression or anxiety.
Anger, irritability, or restlessness.
Feeling overwhelmed, unmotivated, or unfocused.
Trouble sleeping or sleeping too much.
Racing thoughts or constant worry.
Problems with your memory or concentration.
Making bad decisions.

Physical symptoms of stress include:
Low energy.
Headaches.
Upset stomach, including diarrhea, constipation, and nausea.
Aches, pains, and tense muscles.
Chest pain and rapid heartbeat.
Insomnia.
Frequent colds and infections.
Loss of sexual desire and/or ability.

Stress Management

There are several other methods you can use to relax or reduce stress, including:
Deep breathing exercises.
Meditation.
Mindfulness meditation.
Progressive muscle relaxation.
Mental imagery relaxation.
Relaxation to music.
Biofeedback (explained below).
Counseling, to help you recognize and release stress.

What are stages of stress?
There are three stages: alarm, resistance, and exhaustion. Alarm – This occurs when we first perceive something as stressful, and then the body initiates the fight-or-flight response (as discussed earlier).

Healthy Ways to Cope with Stress
Take care of yourself. Eat healthy, exercise, get plenty of sleep, and give yourself a break if you feel stressed out.
Talk to others. ...
Avoid drugs and alcohol. ...
Take a break. ...
Recognize when you need more help.

Re-balance Work and Home.
Build in Regular Exercise.
Eat Well and Limit Alcohol and Stimulants.
Connect with Supportive People.
Carve out Hobby Time.
Practice Meditation, Stress Reduction or Yoga.
Sleep Enough.
Bond with Your Pet.

physical, emotional, or psychological strain


Resilience
1.
the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.
"the often remarkable resilience of so many British institutions"
2.
the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity.
"nylon is excellent in wearability and resilience"
flexibility, plasticity

Principle 1: Cultivate a Belief in Your Ability to Cope.
Principle 2: Stay Connected With Sources of Support.
Principle 3: Talk About What You're Going Through.
Principle 4: Be Helpful to Others.
Principle 5: Activate Positive Emotion.
Principle 6: Cultivate an Attitude of Survivorship.
Principle 7: Seek Meaning.

Resilient people do experience stress, setbacks, and difficult emotions, but they tap into their strengths and seek help from support systems to overcome challenges and work through problems. Resilience empowers them to accept and adapt to a situation and move forward.

physical resilience, mental resilience, emotional resilience and social resilience. 

Resilience is made up of five pillars: self awareness, mindfulness, self care, positive relationships & purpose. By strengthening these pillars, we in turn, become more resilient.


Optimization

the action of making the best or most effective use of a situation or resource.

: an act, process, or methodology of making something (such as a design, system, or decision) as fully perfect, functional, or effective as possible specifically : the mathematical procedures (such as finding the maximum of a function) involved in this.

The purpose of optimization is to achieve the “best” design relative to a set of prioritized criteria or constraints. These include maximizing factors such as productivity, strength, reliability, longevity, efficiency, and utilization.

maximization, optimize, enhancement, improvement, improvements, optimising, refinement, optimise, streamlining, maximizing.

How do you optimize energy?
Here are nine tips:
Control stress. Stress-induced emotions consume huge amounts of energy. ...
Lighten your load. One of the main reasons for fatigue is overwork. ...
Exercise. Exercise almost guarantees that you'll sleep more soundly. ...
Avoid smoking. ...
Restrict your sleep. ...
Eat for energy. ...
Use caffeine to your advantage. ...
Limit alcohol.

Health optimization helps you find out where the wear and tear has occurred, what imbalances exist, and how to correct them to keep your body running at optimal health.

Optimize Your Body: 7 Ways to Become Incredibly Successful
Breathe: Practice deep breathing. Of course, if you quit breathing you die. ...
Eat "productive" foods. ...
Drink more water: Nine to 13 cups a day. ...
Have some tea: Polyphenols benefit the body. ...
Get out of your chair--often. ...
Exercise (MOVE!) ...
Get enough sleep: No less than seven hours.

What is human optimization?
Human optimization, also referred to as biohacking, sees the body as a system and improves the whole system for optimal wellness. As quoted by Bulletproof founder Dave Asprey, ”The main thing that separates a biohacker from the rest of the self-improvement world is a systems-thinking approach to our own biology.”

Tip 1: eat your meals at regular time. Indeed, always eating at a fixed time allows the body to have a regular energy intake. ...
Tip 2: eat healthy and varied. ...
Tip 3: eat before the effort. ...
Tip 4: eat during exercise. ...
Tip 5: recover after exercise. ...
Tip 6: avoid snacking. ...
Tip 7: avoid alcohol. ...
Conclusion.


How do you define wellness?
Wellness is the act of practicing healthy habits on a daily basis to attain better physical and mental health outcomes, so that instead of just surviving, you're thriving.

What are the 7 Dimensions of Wellness?
The Seven Dimensions of Wellness
Physical.
Emotional.
Intellectual.
Social.
Spiritual.
Environmental.
Occupational.


In understanding the difference between health and wellness, in short, health is a state of being, whereas wellness is the state of living a healthy lifestyle (3). Health refers to physical, mental, and social well-being; wellness aims to enhance well-being.

There are five main aspects of personal health: physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and intellectual.

Principles of Wellness
Wellness is holistic. ...
The self is the only true healer. ...
Wellness is your responsibility. ...
Positivity is empowerment. ...
Wellness is an active process. ...
Wellness is outcome-oriented. ...
Prevention eliminates the need for treatment.