Wellness is more than diet, exercise and weight loss. It’s changed to prioritize your mental well-being too and Proximal50 is there with you.
Overtime wellness has taken on a whole new meaning. You’ll come across many different components of what wellness looks like and we want to talk about three primary ones:
- Physical Wellness
- Emotional Wellness
- Social Wellness
Each variation impacts your overall wellness and we want you to focus on each one. Because it really doesn’t matter if you look good — if you don’t feel good.
Your Physical Well-Being
When you hear wellness you immediately think about taking care of your body, the physical you. Which totally makes sense because it’s right in front of you and arguably is the easiest one to tackle first. Despite it being right in front of you, we want you to stop and think about the big picture, the future you.
The goal is life-long wellness. So think of it like this: is what you are doing now going to positively impact your physical health in the future? Things like quitting smoking, eating more veggies or exercising regularly — all fall into this category But ‘going Keto’ or the newest workout craze would also fall into physical wellness. While they might help you lose some weight or improve your fitness. What’s the long-term effect or is it sustainable for you?.
Looking to improve your physical health? Meet with one of our personal trainers to help build habits that last.
Your Emotional Well-Being
The natural shift from the physical you is to the emotional you. Not only is emotional wellness your own feelings but it’s also about being empathetic towards others. It’s learning to manage your emotions and not hide, diminish or ignore them.
“If you put shame in a petri dish, it needs three ingredients to grow exponentially: secrecy, silence, and judgment. If you put the same amount of shame in the petri dish and douse it with empathy, it can’t survive.” — Brené Brown
Just like there are professionals to help with physical wellness (personal trainers, dietitians, health coaches, physical therapists) it’s important to recognize that there are professionals to help with our emotional health too.
We are quick to hire a trainer or health coach, but there always seems to be some hesitation when seeking support from a mental health professional. That’s why we make it just as easy as booking a personal trainer.
For more on addressing your emotional well-being, reach out to our licensed counselor.
Your Social Well-Being
At our core we as humans are pack animals. We’re meant to be around and connected to other humans. Your social well-being is all about having healthy relationships that don’t compromise your physical or emotional well-being.
This is more than just having friends. It’s about connection to your community, whether that’s through work, volunteering or in faith organizations. Oh and we know that making friends as an adult can be really hard but we know a great place (yes we’re giving ourselves a plug) you can make some no matter how old you are. One of our favorite ways to make new friends is in a Pulse or Group Fitness class.
As you start off a new year, re-consider those resolutions around total well-being. Don’t let yourself get too narrowly focused on exercise or diet. And if you are local to the Bismarck/Mandan community and need/want help in getting started, our team is here, send us a message.