Health and Wellness

Welcome to the ‘home page’ for health and wellness.

While these two terms can almost be used interchangeably, there is a small difference between the two:

Health is usually used to refer to our ‘physical’ health. If we’re healthy, we’re less likely to develop certain diseases (such as type-2 diabetes, heart disease, and various inflammation diseases), and we reduce our risk of injury. It means that we’re moving our body intentionally and fueling it properly.

Wellness on the other hand encompasses more than just our physical health–it also encompasses our emotional, spiritual, intellectual, environmental, financial, social, and occupational healths as well. These can also be considered areas of personal development as well.

Health and wellness has always been of interest to me over the years—though during college, grad school, and at least my first postdoctoral position, it was something that fell by the wayside as I dedicated more time to my studies and trying to establish my career.

I tried then for several years to figure out a balance between work, life, and fitness/health, only to have some things fall by the wayside yet again.

It truthfully has only been over the past couple of years I’ve really tried to dedicate more time and energy to focusing on health and wellness.

As I move forward in life, I’ve realized that there are certain aspects of health and wellness I actually need to prioritize first: my physical, mental, and spiritual health. Other aspects of wellness (intellectual, environmental, financial, and occupational) will also be covered—but treated as aspects of personal/professional development.

Some of the subtopics that I’m interested in learning more about (and will cover on and off the blog and website) include:

  1. Intuitive eating
  2. The gut microbiome
  3. Mental health (emotional wellness)
    • Mindfulness
    • Meditation
    • Stress and anxiety management
  4. Spiritual health
    • Meditation
    • Nature
    • Different books on the topic
    • Oracle/Tarot cards

I will still also be providing personal reviews of different workout programs offered from Beachbody (as I’ve been a customer for decades and I enjoy majority of their programs). The list of programs I’ve either completed (or am aiming to complete) can be found o the fitness sub-tab of this ‘section’.

Intellectual, environmental, financial, and occupational health/wellness will be covered–but as blog topics or ‘pages’ under the personal development tab.