4 Questions to Ask Health and Wellness Specialists
Your health and well-being go hand in hand, as they both work together to bring out the best in you. Working towards a better you is essential for a long-lasting and happily fulfilled life. For more information about health and wellness services contact us or book an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you in Edinburg TX, and Mission TX.
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Many often use the terms health and wellness interchangeably, while that can be correct, as you can’t have one without the other, they are still considered two different notions with different meanings.
The World Health Organization defines the term health as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or illness.”
While they define the term wellness as “the optimal state of health of an individual and groups”
The main difference between the two terms is that health is the goal we want to achieve and wellness is the active process in which we must put in the work to achieve.
No one can willingly choose their state of health, they can however work on their wellness by living life responsibly and taking proactive measures for their overall well-being.
Health and wellness specialists are medically trained to work in medical settings to perform screenings for patients for their health and wellness and refer them to get any tests to review their health including blood tests, urine samples, as well as assign exercise/wellness programs to the patients based on their health and wellness needs and preferences.
Measuring the progress will be determined on standard tests that are provided to the patients to review their vital signs and performance moving forward. Over the course of their program, it will be adjusted accordingly based on the patient’s progress and overall health.
Reports will be added to the patient’s file based on their progress and improvements. If needed they will refer to another specialist if it has to do with your heart or any other issue.
There is a wide range of things that can affect your health and wellness, some may be out of your control, while others can be controlled with a healthy lifestyle and dietary choices.
Every aspect of your life can influence your health and wellness, a few things that can affect it includes:
– A happy intimate relationship with your partner
– A close supportive group of friends
– Enjoyable and fulfilling career or home life
– Regular exercise
– Nutritional diet
– Spiritual or religious beliefs
– Hobbies and leisure activities that make you happy
– Healthy self-esteem
– Optimistic outlook
– Achievable and realistic goals
– Sense of purpose and meaning
– Sense of belonging
– Ability to adapt
– Living in a fair and democratic society
Many of the factors above are interrelated and can influence one another. If you feel you are not reaching everything listed, and you need help, it is best if you speak to your family doctor as well as your family and friends. Having a supportive group of people around you to help you feel you have your health and wellbeing put together is essential to continuing happiness, great health, and positive overall welling. Our health and wellness specialists at Catalyst Medical Group are available to help you go over your health and wellness and walk through anything you need to do to change if need be.
There are four types of wellness each individual should be looking at to feel complete and have a sense of their overall wellness is whole, these types include:
1. Spiritual Wellness
Spiritually, it forces us to make sacrifices to help others, our country, and for the greater good. This may include religious faith, heritage, experience within the community, the influence of role models, or other sources.
2. Emotional Wellness
Emotionally this refers to building an awareness of and accepting one’s feelings and moods. It can include finding ways to encourage positive thinking.
3. Physical Wellness
Physically you will expand your knowledge about your lifestyle, and how to change it for the better, this may include food, nutrition, and physical activity which is an important part of your daily life.
4. Social Wellness
Socially be aware of the impact your actions have on the community, society, and nature.
For more information, contact us or book an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you in Mission, TX, and Edinburg, TX. We serve patients from Edinburg TX, McAllen TX, San Juan TX, Alamo TX, Pharr TX, Palmhurst TX, Mission TX, Alton TX and Palmview TX.