- the quality or state of being healthy in body and mind, especially as the result of deliberate effort.
- an approach to healthcare that emphasizes preventing illness and prolonging life, as opposed to emphasizing treating diseases.
It’s rare that one would ever consider the true meaning of the word ‘wellness’. I’ve a hunch that you didn’t know that it means an approach to health care that emphasises preventing illness. We live in a time that is reactive rather than preventative, we’re incredibly good at treating the symptoms but our health care professionals have little time, and lack the training to invest in finding the root cause of our problems.
We’re still using 20th century thinking to solve 21st century problems. The majority of my patients don’t need a pill, they need a lifestyle prescription.
– Dr Rangan Chatterjee, star of BBC One series, Doctor in the House
The advancements in modern medicine are innumerable. They’ve brought us incredible procedures, especially in life saving care and there is, without doubt, a need for it in our world. But in the current climate, where we find ourselves with an epidemic of chronic lifestyle-related conditions, we also need to be empowered to take control of our own health!
Are you ready to take control of your own health and happiness?