We use the term wellness quite broadly and often tend to focus on the physical dimension. While physical health is important, it is critical to understand the wellness framework as a bigger concept. It's looking at the whole person and not just at your blood pressure level or how much you weigh, or how well you manage your stress. Personal wellness is based on the seven components of wellness–emotional, intellectual, occupational, physical, social, spiritual and environmental. Each of these seven dimensions act and interact in a way that contributes to our own quality of life.
Emotional wellness is the ability to understand ourselves and cope with the challenges life can bring. Intellectual wellness is the ability to open our minds to new ideas and experiences that can be applied to personal decisions, group interaction and community betterment. Occupational wellness is the ability to get personal fulfillment from our jobs or our chosen career fields while still maintaining balance in our lives. 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. Social wellness is the ability to relate to and connect with other people in our world. Spiritual wellness is the ability to establish peace and harmony in our lives. Environmental wellness is the ability to recognize our own responsibility for the quality of the air, the water and the land that surrounds us.
Context of wellness can be based upon environmental factors such as culture, community, physical environment, family, social networks and social history. Individual factors that lead to good wellness include: pain management, social contribution, rest, consumer knowledge, exercise, personal, growth and development, nutrition, health management, weight, social support, skin care, employment, medication, school, bodily functioning, accessibility accommodation, sexuality, personal...