What is wellness?
Wellness encompasses your complete health and well-being. It’s a concept that recognizes the importance of every aspect of your life, including your:
- Physical health
- Mental health
- Spiritual well-being
By addressing all these aspects of your life and making a conscious effort to improve each of them wherever possible, you can boost your overall health and happiness.
How does wellness apply to me?
Your physical well-being and environment both shape your health. By taking steps to change the less positive aspects of your life, you improve your overall wellness. Examples of how people can improve their wellness include:
- Exercising regularly
- Adopting healthy eating habits
- Avoiding unhealthy activities like smoking and alcohol and drug abuse
- Having a balanced sense of self
- Taking time to rest, relax, and have fun
- Finding enrichment through work
- Cultivating a sense of direction in life
- Knowing when and how to access health care services
It’s important to look at ways you can develop personal strengths and vitality by being curious, stimulating your brain with creative activities, and building meaningful relationships.
You can also enrich your life through your interactions with your community and the wider world, for example by contributing to your community, building supportive social networks, and being considerate of the environment.
Each of these facets of your life influences your health and happiness; for instance, mood disorders can be brought on or exacerbated by social isolation, a lack of direction in life, and not taking time to rest and recuperate. Similarly, poor diet, lack of exercise, high stress levels, and smoking can all put you at high risk of developing conditions such as heart disease.
How does my doctor help with wellness?
Dr. Carreras plays a vital role in supporting your wellness. He does far more than simply treat your immediate health concerns, and he works with you to find ways that you can optimize your own health in regards to your unique priorities and circumstances.
Dr. Carreras has seen for himself the benefits of considering each of his patients holistically, rather than focusing on a specific medical issue. He also knows that wellness has to become a way of life to be truly effective, with patients consciously deciding to make healthier options in their lives.
Patients who work with Dr. Carreras on their wellness journey enjoy a more successful and fulfilling life. To achieve the same for yourself, call Carreras Medical Center today or make online.