Relationship Between Physical And Emotional Wellness

1600 Words May 23rd, 2016 7 Pages
Amanda C Jara De La Vega
Personal Health 250
Sasha Grenier
Health Issue Paper: The relationship between physical and emotional wellness “To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” -Buddha. Emotional and physical wellness are completely tight to each other. There are multiple links between both dimensions of wellness that significantly can change a person’s health. The book Your Health Today by Teague, Mackenzie, & Rosenthal, states that wellness is the process of adopting patterns of behavior that can lead to improved health and heightened life satisfaction; wellness has several domains and can be conceptualized as a continuum. Moreover, according to the
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According to the Canadian Mental Health Association of Ontario, there are three factors to understand the relationship between these two dimensions of wellness. First, poor mental health causes chronic physical conditions. Second, people with serious mental conditions are at risk of experiencing dangerous physical conditions. And third, people with chronic physical conditions can develop mental problems like depression or anxiety. Also, the American Psychological Association states that in order to have a good emotional and physical wellness, we need to understand how external factors like stress can affect our health. Also, we need to understand which steps can we take to be emotionally and physically balanced to have a foundation of a complete wellness. There are several social and environmental determinants that affect this issue on a daily basis. According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, physical and mental wellness are affected by conditions where people, live, work, learn and play. The same website mentions that poverty and safety are also main factors that can affect this issue. The book Your Health Today, has an interesting chart that explains a few environmental factors that generally affect our wellness. The chart mentions some of the following: Economy, education, employment, public policies and community resources. The most important would be interpersonal factors, which includes the relationships between friends, family, neighbors,
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