How do we define “wellness?” Is it simply being physically healthy? Or is there more to it? To better understand your health, it is best to look at your system as a whole rather than individual pieces with varying symptoms and functions.

A holistic approach to health encompasses the five aspects of personal health: physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and intellectual. People argue that you won’t experience complete health and wellness if you neglect any of these areas.

Let’s take a closer look at the five aspects of personal health and explore how we can support each in our daily lives.

Physical Health

Physical health is often what most people think about when asked about health and wellness because we experience any issues at the surface level.

When it comes to feeling physically healthy, there are some essential tips you should focus on:

Emotional Health 

Mindfulness goes a long way in the journey to health and wellness. Unfortunately, our emotional health can be so powerful it can affect our physical health. If you aren’t in the right mindset, it can hamper your ability to stay physically active.

Here are some key areas to focus on when looking after your emotional health:

Social Health 

Humans are social beings. We need to be around other people forming bonds, having conversations, and supporting each other – which is why social health is also a pillar in our overall wellbeing.

Here are some tips to maintaining positive social health:

Spiritual Health 

Spirituality and religion often go hand in hand, but to become spiritually healthy, you don’t necessarily need to practice a religion (although that is also an effective way if you are religious).

Some tips for increasing your spiritual health include:

Intellectual Health

People often say that the brain is arguably the most important/powerful organ in the human body. And just like we have to keep our bodies active with exercise, we also need to make sure our brain stays in shape as we age.

Here is how you can keep your intellectual health in top shape:

Your Health and Life Insurance

Now that we have a better understanding of the five aspects of personal health let’s look at how your health affects your life insurance options. Life insurance companies typically take your current health and health history into account when you apply for coverage. This process can typically involve medical questionnaires as well as a medical exam. Your overall health will impact your eligibility for coverage or how much your premiums will cost.

People striving to live a healthier lifestyle can often find themselves overpaying for coverage with traditional life insurance plans. At Fitberry, our plan rewards Canadians with a health-conscious lifestyle with lower rates for life insurance. If you are interested in discovering how much you can save on coverage, get your free no-obligation quote now to get started.