There is a lot of talks these days about health and wellness. The more we read, the more we get confused about what wellness really is.
- Is wellness fitness?
- Is wellness nutrition?
- Is wellness detoxification?
As functional wellness practitioners, we came up with the answer to the question, what is wellness? Each individual has their belief in what wellness is for them. However, if they were to peel back the wellness onion, they would find the following.
Wellness is PENSF; physical, emotional, nutritional, spiritual, financial health. When you consider the human body, there are four things that we most have to function effectively and optimally. They are oxygen, water, fuel (food), and exercise. When you consider the body’s needs, PENSF is the necessary need for sustainable wellness. The emotional, spiritual (belief system) and financial components of PENSF play a significant role in an individual’s overall wellness.
- Physical- Exercise
- Emotional- Positive thoughts of why
- Nutritional-Water, food, oxygen
- Spiritual- A belief system
- Financial- Sufficiency
When considering wellness, consider PENSF as the model to follow. PENSF is you, PENSF is wellness.