The Federal Health and Wellness Bureau LLC
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Definition of Wellness:
- The conscious, self-directed, and evolving process of achieving full potential.
- An active process through which people become aware of and make choices toward a healthier, happier life.
The bottom line: wellness can save your life.
"IT IS EASIER TO PREVENT BAD HABITS THEN TO BRAKE THEM."
160 million people in this country have lifestyle-related medical issues. You can choose to do nothing about it, and without the right information, you might not feel compelled to. This class can be part of your transformation story.
Legal note: The information within this website is based on research. It is not intended as a substitute for consulting with your physician or other healthcare providers. Any attempt to diagnose and treat an illness should be conducted by a healthcare professional.
The physical benefits of looking good and feeling terrific most often lead to the psychological benefits of enhanced self-esteem ,self-control, determination and a sense of direction. Physical wellness follows these tennets
· It is better to consume foods and beverages that enhance good health rather than those which impair it.
· It is better to be physically fit than out of shape.
- Smokers take an average of almost 11 days more sick leave every year more than non-smoking colleagues. - Tobacco Control Journal
- Chronic diseases, including heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes, are among the most prevalent, costly, and preventable of all health issues - and they account for more than 75% of the nation’s medical costs. - CDC
- 55% of adults in California are overweight or obese. - California Health Interview Survey
- 40% of all cancer is caused by the typical American diet, lack of exercise, and obesity. - Harvard Report on Cancer Prevention.
- 78% of Americans do not meet activity level recommendations. - Wellness International Network LTD
- A Duke University study comparing the costs of the heaviest of those of recommended weight found the number of lost workdays was nearly 13x higher, medical claims were 7x higher, and indemnity claims were 11x higher. - Archives of Internal Medicine
It is estimated that 71 million Americans have one or more forms of cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease is responsible for one of every 2.7 deaths. Since 1900, CVD has been the leading killer in the U.S. with the exception of 1918.
One American dies every 35 seconds from CVD - a whopping 2,500 per day. CVD claims more lives each year than the next four leading causes of death combined.
In 2003, more than 1.3 million people in the U.S. were diagnosed with cancer.
Approximately 1/3 of cancer deaths are related to poor nutrition, physical inactivity, and excessive weight. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 500,000 Americans died from cancer in 2004 - more than 1500 people per day.
Nearly 800,000 new cases of diabetes are diagnosed each year in the U.S. A potentially deadly disease, diabetes-related complications take the lives of more than 200,000 people each year.
Cardiovascular disease is the most common complication of diabetes and attributes to nearly $18 billion of the $91.8 billion annual direct costs for diabetes in 2002. In the same year, diabetes accounted for the loss of nearly 88 million disability days and led to 176,000 cases of permanent disability, at a cost of $7.5 billion. (Source: Center for Disease Control, American Diabetes Association)
Stress & More
Workplace stress costs the nation $300+ billion per year in healthcare, missed work, and stress reduction efforts. Stress is a factor in 19% of employee absenteeism and 40% employee turnover. It is responsible for 60% of the cost of workplace accidents. Research shows that up to 90% of doctor visits are stress related.
A 20-year study by the University of London concluded that unmanaged reactions to stress were a more dangerous risk factor for cancer and heart disease than smoking and high cholesterol foods. 90% of all disease is caused or complicated by stress. (Source: American Institute of Stress, Chrysalis Performance Strategies)
90% of chronic pain sufferers are ages 24-64. 75+ million Americans are totally or partially disabled by serious pain, and 50+ million suffer from chronic nonmalignant pain. Back pain, migraines, and arthritis alone account for $40 billion in annual medical costs. (Source: American Academy of Pain Medicine, American Pain Society)
Obesity in the U.S. has become the worst health crisis of our time, and it affects more Americans than any other condition per the CDC. Obesity rates have increased by more than 60% among adults in the past decade, affecting 60 million adults.
Direct medical costs for diseases related to obesity are approximately:
- $98 billion per year for Type 2 diabetes
- $8.8 billion for heart disease
- $5.3 billion for osteoarthritis
- $3.2 billion per year for gallbladder disease
- $1.3 billion per year for colon cancer
- $1.1 billion for breast cancer
- $310 million for endometrial cancer
The Definitions of Wellness
The term “wellness” can be applied in several ways. Although there might be varying views on what wellness encompasses, the Federal Health and Wellness Bureau, along with the help of leaders in health and wellness, shared many interpretations and models of wellness.
Wellness synonyms- fitness, healthiness, soundness.
As a luxury pursuit, higher levels of wellness is found in more affluent societies because it involved managing the body’s state after basic needs have been met. Many practices applied are aimed at controlling the side effects of affluence, such as obesity and inactivity. Wellness grew as a popular concept beginning in the 19th century, just as the middle class began emerging in the industrialized world, and a time when a newly prosperous public had the time and resources to pursue wellness and other forms of self-improvement.
Alternative approaches to wellness are often denoted by the use of two different phrases: health and wellness, and wellness programs. These kinds of wellness programs offer alternative medicine techniques to improve wellness. Whether these techniques actually improve physical health is controversial and a subject of much debate. James Randi and the James Randi Educational Foundation are outspoken critics of this alternative new age concept of wellness. The behaviors in the pursuit of wellness often include many health related practices, such as making healthy lifestyle changes and utilizing natural therapies.
Some Doctors are against Wellness Education because they secretly want people to be sick ,to get more patients.
all DOCTORS want to make money.
Does an Oncologist really hate CANCER or does he or she LOVE it.
Some laypeople don't understand Doctors .
If a doctor could cure every disease in the world by pushing a button,What would he or she do the following day?
Does every doctor try to solve problems sincerely? Would they work for free ? Some do like "DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS" (a great charity and organization).
but not all doctors follow the Hippocratic oath. But most Doctors are good and well meaning.
In the nineteen-seventies wellness went into three separate directions.
1. Holistic medicine example homeopathic, herbal, yoga Etc.
2. Spiritual religious Church affiliation and group dynamics motivation.
3. Traditional medical advice backed by scientific and widely accepted Dogma.
That's what we believe in. Doctors can now see it used to their advantage.
In closing, the subject of Wellness can win the hearts and minds of people and can be a foot in the door.
Free health talks and a real Doctor closes the deal.
Even a lay person knows it's better to try to have Wellness then just to wait for disease.
Doing nothing to stop it or slow it down.
These are Things you can do for yourself, that no one else can,
no one can do it for you and no one can make you do it
You decide.GET WELLNESS.
OCCUPATIONAL. The occupational dimension recognizes personal satisfaction and enrichment in one’s life through work. At the center of occupational wellness is the premise that occupational development is related to one’s attitude about one’s work. Traveling a path toward your occupational wellness, you’ll contribute your unique gifts, skills, and talents to work that is both personally meaningful and rewarding. You’ll convey your values through your involvement in activities that are gratifying for you. The choice of profession, job satisfaction, career ambitions, and personal performance are all important components of your path’s terrain. Occupational wellness follows these tenets:
• It is better to choose a career which is consistent with our personal values, interests, and beliefs than to select one that is unrewarding to us
• It is better to develop functional, transferable skills through structured involvement opportunities than to remain inactive and uninvolved.
PHYSICAL. The physical dimension recognizes the need for regular physical activity. Physical development encourages learning about diet and nutrition while discouraging the use of tobacco, drugs and excessive alcohol consumption. Optimal wellness is met through the combination of good exercise and eating habits. As you travel the wellness path, you’ll strive to spend time building physical strength, flexibility and endurance while also taking safety precautions so you may travel your path successfully, including medical self-care and appropriate use of a medical system. The physical dimension of wellness entails personal responsibility and care for minor illnesses and also knowing when professional medical attention is needed. By traveling the wellness path, you’ll be able to monitor your own vital signs and understand your body’s warning signs. You’ll understand and appreciate the relationship between sound nutrition and how your body performs. The physical benefits of looking good and feeling terrific most often lead to the psychological benefits of enhanced self-esteem, self-control, determination and a sense of direction. Physical wellness follows these tenets:
• It is better to consume foods and beverages that enhance good health rather than those which impair it.
• It is better to be physically fit than out of shape.
SOCIAL. The social dimension encourages contributing to one’s environment and community. It emphasizes the interdependence between others and nature. As you travel a wellness path, you’ll become more aware of your importance in society as well as the impact you have on multiple environments. You’ll take an active part in improving our world by encouraging healthier living and initiating better communication with those around you. You’ll actively seek ways to preserve the beauty and balance of nature along the pathway as you discover the power to make willful choices to enhance personal relationships and important friendships, and build a better living space and community. Social wellness follows these tenets:
• It is better to contribute to the common welfare of our community than to think only of ourselves.
• It is better to live in harmony with others and our environment than to live in conflict with them.
INTELLECTUAL. The intellectual dimension recognizes one’s creative, stimulating mental activities. A well person expands his or her knowledge and skills while discovering the potential for sharing his or her gifts with others. Using intellectual and cultural activities in the classroom and beyond the classroom combined with the human resources and learning resources
Within the university community and the larger community, a well person cherishes intellectual growth and stimulation. Traveling a wellness path, you’ll explore issues related to problem solving, creativity, and learning. You’ll spend more time pursuing personal interests and reading books, magazines, and newspapers, while keeping abreast of current issues and ideas. As you develop your intellectual curiosity, you’ll actively strive to expand and challenge your mind with creative endeavors. Intellectual wellness follows these tenets:
• It is better to stretch and challenge our minds with intellectual and creative pursuits than to become self-satisfied and unproductive.
• It is better to identify potential problems and choose appropriate courses of action based on available information than to wait, worry, and contend with major concerns later.
SPIRITUAL. The spiritual dimension recognizes our search for meaning and purpose in human existence. It includes the development of a deep appreciation for the depth and expanse of life and natural forces that exist in the universe. Your search will be characterized by a peaceful harmony between internal personal feelings and emotions and the rough and rugged stretches of your path. While traveling the path, you may experience many feelings of doubt, despair, fear, disappointment and dislocation, as well as feelings of pleasure, joy, happiness and discovery. These are all important experiences and components to your search and will be displayed in the value system you will adapt to bring meaning to your existence. You’ll know you’re becoming spiritually well when your actions become more consistent with your beliefs and values, resulting in a “world view.” Spiritual wellness follows these tenets:
• It is better to ponder the meaning of life for ourselves and to be tolerant of the beliefs of others than to close our minds and become intolerant.
• It is better to live each day in a way that is consistent with our values and beliefs than to do otherwise and feel untrue to ourselves.
EMOTIONAL. The emotional dimension recognizes awareness and acceptance of one’s feelings. Emotional wellness includes the degree to which one feels positive and enthusiastic about one’s self and life. It includes the capacity to manage one’s feelings and related behaviors including the realistic assessment of one’s limitations, development of autonomy, and ability to cope effectively with stress. The well person maintains satisfying relationships with others. Awareness of, and accepting a wide range of feelings in yourself and others is essential to wellness. On the wellness path, you’ll be able to express feelings freely and manage feelings effectively. You’ll be able to arrive at personal choices and decisions based upon the synthesis of feelings, thoughts, philosophies, and behavior. You’ll live and work independently while realizing the importance of seeking and appreciating the support and assistance of others. You’ll be able to form interdependent relationships with others based upon a foundation of mutual commitment, trust, and respect. You’ll take on challenges, take risks, and recognize conflict as being potentially healthy. Managing your life in personally rewarding ways, and taking responsibility for your actions, will help you see life as an exciting, hopeful adventure. Emotional wellness follows these tenets:
• It is better to be aware of and accept our feelings than to deny them.
• It is better to be optimistic in our approach to life than pessimistic.
Quality of life? What is it?
by Alain Abecassis Founder FHAWB LLC
Better overall health
-eating well & good
-Less medications – (prescriptions by doctors’ advice)
-Less medications –O.T.C meds
-reduce your medical costs by 22% 27% in the first year
(The side effects of a Wellness class)
Get in shape
Have more fun
Better sex life
More confidence (greater personal safety)
Better relationships with friends & family-(because you’re happier)
Better at your work-more alert, more dedicated, less sick time, more pleasant.
Every area of your life improved
"More Money & More Patients for Doctors"