Wellness is a common word we hear these days, but what exactly does it mean?

Wellness is generally used to mean a healthy balance of the mind, body and spirit that results in an overall feeling of well-being. In other words its an umbrella word that includes a variety of different modalities that work to balance our your body, mind and spirit. Unfortunately, these days, we can’t just take of our bodies, what happens in our mind and spirit plays a big role on what happens in our bodies and vice versa.

Wellness is not only using modalities to make us well when we are ailing but a way of life. From what you put in and on your body, to who you associate with, what you watch on TV, what you read and what you think about all of these things.

Wellness can also be described as “the constant, conscious pursuit of living life to its fullest potential.” When we are well it is easier and more likely for us to achieve our goals, dreams and aspirations.

The path doesn’t just have to include things that cost money, but in being more mindful when you are spending and what you are spending your money on. What pre-packaged foods do you buy from the grocery store, do they contain a lot of sugar? Is there an alternative with less sugar? Do you constantly eat fast food, watch scary movies and associate with people who generally don’t take care of themselves?

The nice thing about the path to “Wellness” is that its only just a matter of choice, choose the lemon water over the Sprite, choose the stroll through the park instead of the couch and TV. Even the little things will help you on your path to Wellness perhaps even more than the big things.

Of course, modalities like Naturopathy, Massage Therapy, Chiropractic Treatments and others help too and are a great place to start if your are unsure. Most common ailments can be associated to the things that we do every day like sitting at the computer, watching TV and what we are deciding to put in our bodies which most modalities work to help alleviate and resolve.

Taking the leap to Wellness doesn’t have to be hard, and if you are already utilizing some sort of modality, look at how else you could incorporate another form of wellness it into your life.

What does Wellness mean to you? Have you started your own path to wellness, what are some of the little steps you have taken to improve your quality of life?