What is This Thing Called Wellness?
What is wellness? You hear everyone from medical doctors, chiropractors, physical therapist and even personal trainers talk about wellness. The definition of wellness is; an approach to healthcare that emphasizes preventing illness and prolonging life, as opposed to emphasizing treating diseases. While most of our health care system seems to be worried about treating the already diseased individual there has been a push for years to work on preventing such diseases. This is were wellness comes into play. It seems like a crazy question but I get weird looks when I start to talk to people about wellness. Everyone wants to feel good and everyone definitely function much better when they do.
So the question becomes why not continue to have that positive feeling and stay ahead of disease rather than let ourselves fall into the disease traps and fight trying to get back. While there are some instances that you can’t control becoming sick, there are major disease that cost a lot of money yearly that can be prevented. Type 2 diabetes, obesity, some heart diseases and even some cancers can be prevented by taking a wellness approach to your health. Now this does mean you have to work to keep yourself healthy but the outcome means less time being sick, less money spent on being sick and more time and money to enjoy life. Find out more about wellness at your local Chandler chiropractic clinic.