Well-being can be described as judging life positively and feeling good. It includes positive emotions (i.e. happiness and gratification), satisfaction with life, fulfillment and positive functioning in the absence of negative emotions (i.e. depression and anxiety). It is fundamental to your overall health. It enables you to successfully overcome difficulties and achieve what you want out of life. Past experiences, attitudes, and outlook can impact your sense of well being.
Health is more than not having a disease. Health is a resource that allows you to realize your aspirations, satisfy your needs and to cope with the environment in order to live a long, productive, and fruitful life. In this sense, health enables the social, economic and personal development central to well-being.
Also, it goes beyond wellness. It is a complex blend of your physical, psychological, social and relational aspects. It is associated with:
It is also associated with many health, professional, domestic, and economic benefits. For example, higher levels of well-being are associated with decreased risk of disease, illness, and injury; better immune system functioning; prompter recovery; and prolonged longevity. If you have high levels of well-being you are more productive at work and are more likely to contribute to your community.
Although your heritable factors play an important part in your well being, environmental factors play an equally if not more important role. Environmental and social resources for health can include: peace, economic security, a stable environment, and safe housing. Individual resources for health can include: physical activity, healthful diet, social ties, resiliency, positive emotions, and autonomy. As such, activities designed to strengthen such individual, environmental and social resources eventually improve well-being.
This section is designed to provide you with valuable information for your well-being. The articles below contain tips and recommendations on topics related and relevant to your well-being.
Sense of purpose is the motivation that drives you toward a satisfying future. Hence, your sense of purpose helps you get the most of life and it helps you achieve what matters most to you. Most importantly, it feeds intrinsic motivation and it creates meaning from life. Purpose is our driver. Certainly, purpose is a fundamental component of a fulfilling life. Our purpose is to help you find yours.
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