WE WELCOME YOU ALL TO TONIGHT’S MEETING HEADED BY BRO. INK UDEOJII HENRY CHIBUIKE ( CHUHEN ).
ENUGU STATE DIRECTOR GENERAL INKSNATION DAO FOUNDATION.
IN TONIGHT’S MEETING, I WILL BE PRESENTING TO YOU A TOPIC TITLED
WHY INKS MUST STAY HEALTHY.
WHAT IS HEALTH ?
Health is “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease”
according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
- Physical is about the body.
- Mental is about how people think and feel.
- Social talks about how people live with other people.
Let me show you something good as we proceed
After All, what is Wealth without Health.
INKSNATION GAVE US WEALTH AND NOW CHUHEN IS TEACHING YOU HEALTH..
WE ARE WEALTHY HEALTHY PEOPLE.
WHY INKS MUST STAY HEALTHY
- HEALTHY LIVING this is one of the most obvious benefits of living a healthy lifestyle and is one of the main reasons why most people look to exercise and eat a healthy diet. For those determined to get the most out of their body in terms of longevity, there is a whole host of evidence that links staying healthy with longer life. One study went so far as to estimate the link between only drinking alcohol in moderation, not smoking, exercising regularly, and eating a healthy diet can extend your life by up to 14 years.
- HEALTHY LIVING Makes You Feel Better About Yourself
One of the main benefits of living a healthy lifestyle is that it makes you feel more confident than ever before. Exercising can release hormones to your brain that enhance your mood and provide you with a sense of euphoria.
- A HEALTHY LIVING Controls Your Stress
The modern world we live in is undoubtedly stressful, with the ability to switch off from work being a significant problem. One of the issues facing us is how to handle stress with exercise. Those who live a healthy lifestyle have been proven in clinical studies to have lower levels of stress and anxiety.
- A HEALTHY LIVING helps You Avoid Addictions
No matter what kind of addiction you are affected by a healthy lifestyle filled with exercise can limit your desire for the addictive substance. Whether your vice of choice is food, drugs, or alcohol, you will find a runner’s high just as addictive.
- A HEALTHY LIVING Protect Your Sight
This may not be a well-known aspect of living a healthy lifestyle, but your eyesight can be protected by a healthy diet and a proper diet. Better vision as we age can be obtained with regular cardiovascular exercise.
- A HEALTHY LIVING Lower Medical Costs
This may seem like a no-brainer, but by staying healthy, your medical bills will be significantly lower. Lower medical costs will often lead to fewer debts and a higher credit score.
- A HEALTHY LIVING Increase Your Fertility
If you are looking for a fertile future with lots of children, the gym is the place to go. Studies conducted by Harvard University researchers showed a higher sperm level among males who exercised regularly.
- A HEALTHY LIVING makes You Become a Good Example.
Exercising regularly and living a healthy lifestyle will rub off on those around you. When your children and grandchildren see you exercising and eating healthily, they will be more likely to follow your example.
Let’s discuss wellness.
WHAT IS WELLNESS?
Wellness is the pursuit of continued growth and balance in the various dimensions of wellness.
Many people think about “wellness” in terms of physical health only. The word invokes thoughts of nutrition, exercise, weight management, blood pressure, etc.
Wellness, however, is much more than physical health. Wellness is a full integration of physical, mental and spiritual well-being. It is a complex interaction that leads to quality of life.
Wellness is commonly viewed as having seven dimensions. Each dimension contributes to our own sense of wellness or quality of life, and each affects and overlaps the others. At times one may be more prominent than others, but neglect of any one dimension for any length of time has adverse effects on overall health.
The Seven Dimensions of Wellness
Physical wellness encompasses a variety of healthy behaviors including adequate exercise, proper nutrition and abstaining from harmful habits such as drug use and alcohol abuse. It means learning about and identifying symptoms of disease, getting regular medical checkups, and protecting yourself from injuries and harm. Developing such healthy habits today will not only add years to your life but will enhance the enjoyment and quality of those years.
💥Tips for optimal physical wellness:
👉Get adequate rest
👉Use seat belts, helmets, and other protective equipment
👉Learn to recognize early signs of illness
👉Eat a variety of healthy foods
👉Control your meal portions
👉Stop smoking and protect yourself against second-hand smoke
👉Use alcohol in moderation, if at all.
Emotional wellness is a dynamic state that fluctuates frequently with your other six dimensions of wellness. Being emotionally well is typically defined as possessing the ability to feel and express human emotions such as happiness, sadness and anger. It means having the ability to love and be loved and achieving a sense of fulfillment in life. Emotional wellness encompasses optimism, self-esteem, self-acceptance and the ability to share feelings.
💥Tips for optimal emotional wellness:
👉Tune-in to your thoughts and feelings
👉Cultivate an optimistic attitude
👉Seek and provide support
👉Learn time management skills
👉Practice stress management techniques
👉Accept and forgive yourself
The intellectual dimension encourages creative, stimulating mental activities. Our minds need to be continually inspired and exercised just as our bodies do. People who possess a high level of intellectual wellness have an active mind and continue to learn. An intellectually well person uses the resources available to expand one’s knowledge and improve skills. Keeping up-to-date on current events and participating in activities that arouse our minds are also important.
💥Tips and suggestions for optimal intellectual wellness include:
👉Take a course or workshop
👉Learn (or perfect) a foreign language
👉Seek out people who challenge you intellectually
👉Learn to appreciate art
Social wellness refers to our ability to interact successfully in our global community and to live up to the expectations and demands of our personal roles. This means learning good communication skills, developing intimacy with others, and creating a support network of friends and family members.
Social wellness includes showing respect for others and yourself. Contributing to your community and to the world builds a sense of belonging.
💥Tips and suggestions for optimal social wellness include:
👉Cultivate healthy relationships
👉Contribute to your community
👉Share your talents and skills
👉Communicate your thoughts, feelings and ideas
Spiritual wellness involves possessing a set of guiding beliefs, principles, or values that help give direction to one’s life. It encompasses a high level of faith, hope and commitment to your individual beliefs that provide a sense of meaning and purpose. It is willingness to seek meaning and purpose in human existence, to question everything and to appreciate the things which cannot be readily explained or understood.
A spiritually well person seeks harmony between what lies within as well as the forces outside.
Tips and suggestions for optimal spiritual wellness:
👉Explore your spiritual core
👉Spend time alone/meditate regularly
👉Be inquisitive and curious
👉Be fully present in everything you do
👉Listen with your heart and live by your principles
👉Allow yourself and those around you the freedom to be who they are
👉See opportunities for growth in the challenges life brings you
Environmental wellness is an awareness of the unstable state of the earth and the effects of your daily habits on the physical environment. It consists of maintaining a way of life that maximizes harmony with the earth and minimizes harm to the environment. It includes being involved in socially responsible activities to protect the environment.
Tips and suggestions for optimal environmental wellness:
👉Stop your junk mail
👉Conserve water and other resources
👉Minimize chemical use
👉Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
👉Renew your relationship with the earth
Occupational/Vocational wellness involves preparing and making use of your gifts, skills, and talents in order to gain purpose, happiness, and enrichment in your life. The development of occupational satisfaction and wellness is related to your attitude about your work. Achieving optimal occupational wellness allows you to maintain a positive attitude and experience satisfaction/pleasure in your employment. Occupational wellness means successfully integrating a commitment to your occupation into a total lifestyle that is satisfying and rewarding.
💥Tips and suggestions for optimal occupational wellness include:
👉Explore a variety of career options
👉Create a vision for your future
👉Choose a career that suits your personality, interests and talents
👉Be open to change and learn new skills