Wellness- A Different Type of Savvy

June 19, 2012 in lifestyle, Member Stories

These days you’ll find the word “health” followed by the words “and wellness.” “But aren’t they the same thing?” you may ask.

Well, yes and no. To be precise, Merriam-Webster defines wellness as “the quality or state of being in good health, especially as an actively sought goal.”

Me hiking along the beach at Discovery Park with a view of Puget Sound- Seattle, WA

Health and wellness are intertwined. Wellness is the combination of your daily choices and activities that sustain your health now and for the future. And for those with chronic diseases, demanding jobs or families to care for, being well takes a little more work and creativity. So over the next couple of weeks, I’m going to bring you information on how you can make wellness fit into your day-to-day.

We’ll talk about how stress, exercise and good nutrition fit into the many facets of your health and where you can find information to fortify you on your journey to wellness.  And even better- we’ll focus on ways you can make wellness part of your life at little to no cost to you.

In the next part of this wellness series,  I’ll discuss finding community in your search for wellness. We’ll look at how social networks can help newly-diagnosed patients navigate treatments and manage symptoms through highlighting a few social networks  for diabetics.

Wellness starts with you- beyond the doctor’s office, referrals and co-pays. Feel free to let me know if there’s anything specific you’d like to learn more about.

With well wishes,



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