The Importance of Personal Wellness in Developing a Healthy Lifestyle

The definition of Health has been given many different names throughout the history of mankind. In its most general sense, health is a condition where infirmity and disease are absent. Different definitions have also been used over the years for different applications. For instance, hygiene, as we all know today, has many different applications. It has also been defined as the quality of being clean and wholesome. Health is therefore the result of a combination of all these factors, rather than the sole result of living in a healthy environment.


There are various risk factors for a person to obtain good health. These include his physical and mental condition, his food and other dietary habits, his work and environment, his social status and contact with other people. When these factors are present in a person, he is said to be in good health. However, if these factors are not present, he is classified as being in bad health. When a person comes in contact with diseases, he becomes sick and thus gets into one of the three groups – physically ill, mentally ill or mentally retarded.

People usually try to escape from the reality of their condition by engaging in activities that do not have any relation to their health status. However, engaging in activities that do not have any effect on health conditions, may increase a person’s chances of acquiring more serious diseases that he would have been able to avoid by changing his lifestyle. Stress can be considered as one of the main causes of poor health conditions. However, stress management through exercise, meditation, relaxation techniques, etc., can significantly reduce stress, if it is not too high.

In the United States of America, people have become less aware about their health conditions. Because of the developed countries’ poor health situation, people from the United States of America are believed to be more prone to acquire developed diseases and death. This was proven by a study conducted in Milwaukee. However, this study was carried out only among those working in the IT industry and the results showed that health problems were relatively rare among them.

People in developed countries are usually encouraged to consume a healthy diet, and to engage in physical activities to keep themselves fit and healthy. This is different from the way things work in the United States of America. A healthy diet in the United States does not refer to a healthy diet in other countries. It refers to a healthy diet that most people in developed countries follow. The difference between the two is that in developed countries, people are encouraged to consume a poor healthful diet and to lead a sedentary lifestyle; while here, people are encouraged to eat a well-balanced diet and to engage in some physical activities. The study clearly shows the link between poor health and lack of social interaction and communication.

These are some of the health indicators that the developed world underestimate at all times. It is the duty of each individual to ensure that they have good physical well being and the ability to make the best use of technology. Lack of wellness often occurs when people have the wrong information, and they follow the erroneous notion that having a large number of technological gadgets means having a good personal health. If you want to remain healthy, you need to take an active part in the process of being healthy.