The Importance of Overall Wellness

When we think about wellness, often times we think that if we are not sick, and in reasonable good physical condition that we are well.  The truth is that wellness encompasses much more than just physical health.  Other components of wellness include: social health, mental health, emotional health, and spiritual health.

So what does it mean to be healthy?  The reality is that health is constantly changing.  Lifestyle changes, stress factors, age, work, and more can affect the status of our health.  In order to live a healthy life, we must achieve balance, which of course for many is easier said than done.  Working towards an advanced quality of life through optimal health requires time and commitment.  We need to take responsibility and make our health a priority.  Achieving optimal health will improve every aspect of our lives.

“The pursuit of health, personal growth, and improved quality of life relies on living a balanced life. To achieve balance, we need to care for our mind, body, and spirit. If any of these three areas is consistently lacking or forgotten about, we will not be at our optimal level of health. We are constantly challenged with balancing each of these three areas throughout life.”

Our goal for the Westwood Mayor’s Wellness Campaign is to help everyone in our community achieve optimal health.  We encourage a holistic approach to health, focusing on the mind, body, and spirit.  To accomplish this, we will have a variety of events, presentations, lectures, and activities available to the community.  We will be providing information on our website and our Facebook page.  Be sure to follow both to keep up to date.  We look forward to seeing you at our events, and encouraging your journey to health and wellness.

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