Wellness is a more comprehensive and desirable state than just "fitness". It encompasses mental and physical health that are more appropriately considered together.
We've seen several examples in recent times of high profile and extremely fit people have revealed their battles with depression. Therefore wellness is the desired state that we seek to achieve with our clients, not simply fitness.
The ESSENCE model of health is a holistic approach that states that in order to achieve true health you must address each of the following areas of your life.
Education: This is the key protective factor in preventing poor health. The person who understands what they require to be healthy is at a clear advantage over someone who doesn't. So if you're looking to get educated, you're in the right place.
Spirituality: This can be viewed in many ways but fundamentally having an understanding of your purpose in life is essential to mental health.
Stress Management: We are exposed to more stress in more ways than ever before and our ability to handle that has massive implications for our mental and physical health.
Exercise: We were born to move, there is no escaping that. Again your physical and mental health depends on your ability to move. Learn how to do it properly to get the best return on investment for your time.
Nutrition: Food is a medicine. Learn what to eat, when to eat it, how much to eat and it can be your best friend in balancing your biochemistry and fast tracking your results. Or it can be the cause of most of your problems.
Connectedness: No man is an island. We are innately social creatures with a desire to belong. Family, friends, partners, clubmates and team mates all make us healthier.
Environment: Our environment can have dramatic impacts on us, with noise, pollution, temperature, hazards, quality of food supply and water all affecting all of the above elements of health.
These are all scientifically proven concepts so if you're feeling unwell, it would be well worth considering each of the areas above and analysing your life. Again, we provide expert coaching on exercise and nutrition so by connecting with us and gaining an education on health and fitness, you're already addressing 4 areas of concern. How's that for value?
Contact us for a Lifestyle Diagnostic to find out which areas you should focus on for the best gains in your health. Just enter the contact form and ask for a lifestyle diagnostic in the comments box and we'll email you back within 24 hours.