Traditional therapies like Ayurveda, Naturopathy and spiritual healing have undergone a sea of change. The ‘wellness’ theory has taken the world like a storm. Integrative wellness can now be termed as a ‘lifestyle medicine.’ But before moving on any further, let us define health and wellness.
Health and Wellness….hand-in-glove:
Hitherto, being healthy implied that one was disease-free.
In modern times, the concept of health goes beyond the criterion of the absence of any kind of ailment. The World Health Organization (WHO) aptly defines it as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. Consequently, health now is determined by the social, emotional, physiological, spiritual and biological aspects of life. Health has adopted a personalized approach now and has become holistic in nature.
Wellness is the complete integration of body, mind, and spirit – the realization that everything we do, think, feel, and believe has an effect on our state of well-being.
(Quote courtesy Greg Anderson)
Wellness is a continual process. It expects a person to take ownership of his life choices and decisions so that he can lead a healthy, well-balanced, and happy life. It can be improved and revised at any point of time as it is in a state of perpetual movement. We need to just be mindful of the options available to us, to enhance our state of well-being and choose wisely. Our priorities, which in turn influence our lifestyles primarily, impact our wellness quotient.
From time immemorial, health and well-being in our seniors has always been a perpetual concern. Now, as the proportion of older population is on a rise, wellness in the older age has gained gigantic proportions. Consequently, ‘wellness’ programs have become the need of the hour.
These can work miracles if implemented properly, with long term benefits:
Clearly, a holistic approach to wellness and health is of paramount importance in our seniors. It incorporates mind, body and spirit. Ayurveda, Naturopathy and spiritual healing are a part of these wellness programs, as they diminish the effect of complicated medical problems that tend to seep into old age by being vigilant about health.
An insight into the therapies…
Since Naturopathy not just aims to restore normal health but also reinstates physical and emotional wellness, it is a boon for our elders post retirement. Old age has its own set of health problems and ailments. Moreover, surgeries and related medicines can lead to various other grievances and complications. But with Naturopathy, there is no accompanying side effect… it is a blessing in disguise.
A lot is happening in the area of Naturopathy. A peek into a few latest occurrences:
Spirituality and age complement and supplement each. Spirituality acts as a ‘protector’ for the aging, a warm abode, so that their chronological advancement is not fearful, but pleasant. It provides a deep sense of tranquility and content. The feeling of ‘wellness’ tends to get accentuated.
Spirituality grows in direct proportion to time/ age. So by the time senior years commence, the innate positivity becomes deeper and our senior citizens can face challenges related to health, family and so forth, more effectively. A few key points here are:
There are various options for our elderly to choose from. To list a few:
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Guide to Independent Senior Living | Live Life on Your Terms!
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Ultimate guide to senior living in India
A 360-Degrees Makeover Has Happened In The Senior Living Space
The Future of Independent Living in India
Independent or assisted living – The right senior citizen housing choice for your loved one!