The Center of Wellness & Nutrition at Vivekananda Hospital, Hyderabad guides the patient for a holistic healing at multiple stages of the disease aiming at complete well being of the patient. The experts combine various therapies, physical activities, diet and nutrition along with regular monitoring, assessment, intervention, diagnosis to provide customized preventive & recovery plans for the individual needs of the patients in all age groups. The center takes complete and close care of dietary and nutrition needs of the in-patients in pre-operative, post-operative and later stages to ensure fast recovery and overall wellness of the patients.
Wellness is a modern term with a long history. The essential ideas of health as a preventive and holistic practice may be traced back to ancient civilizations from the East (India, China) to the West (the United States) (Greece, Rome). Parallel to mainstream medicine in 19th-century Europe and the United States, several intellectuals, religious, and medical movements arose. These movements have laid a solid foundation for today’s wellness, emphasizing holistic and natural techniques, self-healing, and preventive treatment. Since the 1960s/1970s, thanks to the writings and thought leadership of an informal network of US physicians and thinkers, wellness-focused and holistic approaches has received increased visibility (such as Halbert Dunn, Jack Travis, Don Ardell, Bill Hettler, and others). These have informed the healthy-living, self-help, self-care, exercise, nutrition, food, and spiritual practices that have become a flourishing wellness movement in the twenty-first century. They have evolved, expanded, and gone mainstream.
According to the Global Wellness Institute, Wellness is the active pursuit of activities, choices, and lifestyles that lead to holistic health.
This definition has two crucial components. To work, wellness is not a passive or static state but rather an “active pursuit,” including intentions, choices, and behaviors as we strive for optimal health and wellbeing. Second, wellness is linked to holistic health, encompassing many distinct dimensions that should all operate together in harmony.
Wellness is an individual pursuit—we are responsible for our own choices, actions, and lifestyles—but it is influenced considerably by our physical, social, and cultural contexts.
Wellness is frequently conflated with concepts like health, happiness, and wellbeing. While they share some characteristics, fitness is distinguished because it does not refer to a static state of being (i.e., being happy, in good health, or a state of wellbeing). Instead, wellness is linked to an active process of awareness and decision-making that leads to optimal holistic health and wellbeing.
Wellness encompasses more than just physical wellbeing. Most wellness models include at least six dimensions (and sometimes as many as nine or twelve):
One way to think about wellness is to think of it as a continuum that runs from disease to ideal wellbeing.
On the one hand, individuals in poor health use the medical paradigm to treat ailments; they contact doctors and clinicians reactive and episodic manner. People, on the other hand, are proactive in their prevention and maximization of vitality. They adopt attitudes and lifestyles that help them avoid disease, improve their health, and increase their quality of life. To put it another way, wellness is proactive, preventative, and self-responsible. Wellness is a natural extension of this consumer value system and worldview.
Wellness is the process of incorporating healthy behaviors into one’s daily routine to achieve improved physical and mental health results, rather than just surviving. To grasp the relevance of wellness, it’s necessary to comprehend how it relates to health.