What is the Difference Between Health and Wellness?

We often see Health and Wellness grouped together, and while the two words do go hand-in-hand on the path to overall wellbeing, they don’t mean the same thing.

Wellness is the action; it is what we do to achieve health. Health is the outcome — what is achieved if we practice wellness.

The other difference is in choice. We can’t always choose the state of our health; we can’t choose to have or not have high blood pressure, diabetes, or insomnia. Wellness is a choice, though. We can choose to exercise daily, go to yoga classes to reduce stress levels, or soak in warm water to help sleep come easier.

According to the World Health Organization, “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” In other words, physical fitness isn’t the only definition of health, it also depends on mental and social fitness.

On the other hand, they say, “Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. Wellness is more than being free from illness, it is a dynamic process of change and growth.” If health is the goal, wellness is the means to achieve it.

Many people want to live healthier lives but aren’t sure how to go about it. Paying attention to wellness — to the way of life that seeks to maintain the right balance of physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, environmental and social health — helps boost the immune system and strengthen the individual.

Dream Maker Spas promotes wellness through a combination of warm water therapy and massage. Regular time in the spa addresses physical and emotional wellness by soothing the body and the mind at the same time, reducing stress and promoting better sleep. This same hot water therapy has the health benefits of alleviating pain from arthritis, fibromyalgia and scoliosis.

Can a spa help you with your goal of combining wellness and health in harmony to achieve an overall sense of wellbeing? Your Dream Maker Spas dealer can help you select the perfect spa to help you achieve your wellness goals. Find one near you today at https://dreammakerspas.com/find-a-dealer/

2018-08-22T09:37:05+00:00