'Wellness refers to diverse and interconnected dimensions of physical, mental, and social well-being that extend beyond the traditional definition of health. It includes choices and activities aimed at achieving physical vitality, mental alacrity, social satisfaction, a sense of accomplishment, and personal fulfillment' 

Huseyin Naci; John P. A. Ioannidis, (June 11, 2015). "Evaluation of Wellness Determinants and Interventions by Citizen Scientists". JAMA314: 121. PMID 26068643doi:10.1001/jama.2015.6160.

 

My aim as a personal trainer and coach, and when I become an Osteopathy in 2020 freshly qualified at the age of 50!

Is for my clients to understand that to live a long happy life and reduce the risk of the modern chronic diseases. Diseases such as cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, addiction, depression. For the vast majority of people, they are the ones who have a significant part to play in whether they achieve this or not.

Certainly some people are dealt a less than ideal set of genes and are unfortunately destined for chronic disease. This is obviously very sad and why we have a health system. However most cases of chronic disease are a result of poor lifestyle which leads to the switching on and off of genes (something called epigenetics). This is analogous to someone being dealt a set of cards and playing them poorly, turning over the wrong cards with disastrous results.

So my clients are helped to reduce their long term risks. It maybe a chat about the subject when we workout, a link to an article or a research paper to read. Together we find out what best helps you make relevant changes.