To experience Wellness is to live in a state that goes far beyond just the absence of illness but rather aims to optimize well-being
Wellness is a state of complete physical, mental, social, and spiritual well-being.
It was initially brought to use in the US by Halbert L. Dunn, M.D. in the 1950s; Dunn was the chief of the National Office of Vital Statistics and discussed “high-level wellness,” which he defined as “an integrated method of functioning, which is oriented toward maximizing the potential of which the individual is capable.”
The term “wellness” was then adopted by John Travis who opened a “Wellness Resource Center” in Mill Valley, California in the mid-1970s. Travis promoted the center as alternative medicine, opposed to what he said was the disease-oriented approach of medicine. The concept was further popularized by Robert Rodale through Prevention magazine, Bill Hetler, a doctor at the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point, who set up an annual academic conference on wellness, and Tom Dickey, who established the Berkeley Wellness Letter in the 1980s. The term had become accepted as standard usage in the 1990s.
In the mid-1980s, Lewis Harrison, the creator of HAGT was a keynote speaker at one of the earliest conferences on Alternative Medicine, which was held in Washington D.C.
In recent decades, it was noted that mainstream news sources had begun to devote more page space to “health and wellness themes” and many U.S. government agencies have begun to use the concept of wellness in their programs.
Today many mainstream institutions use the word to describe a model composed of eight aspects.
Americans are some of the world’s biggest consumers of wellness products and services. Unfortunately, the same consumer group is also one of the worst affected by lifestyle and chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and obesity.
Recently, wellness product manufacturers, industrial researchers, and medical practitioners observed that there are specific insights that continue to define US consumer spending on wellness. These insights include: In terms of HAGT (Harrison’s Applied Game Theory) and being EEPPASA, if a person is not experiencing wellness how can they be effective, efficient, precise, productive, accurate, and self-aware?
Here a few basic ideas to guide you into making choices that support you living in a state of optimum wellness.
- Healthy Eating and Nutrition: More Americans are moving towards healthy eating and nutrition, which consists of wholegrain, naturally cultivated cereals, pulses, fruits, vegetables, and herbs. (Source 1) – Concurrently, fewer Americans are consuming processed dairy products, processed cereal products, and fast food and opting for organic foods to curb lifestyle and chronic diseases.
- Weight Management and Preventive Medicine – A large percentage of Americans are generally overweight or obese. Through a structured wellness program based on HAGT a person can more easily achieve their full potential.
- Fitness, Mind, Body, and spirit – Combined with an increased focus on healthy food and nutrition, physical activities such as yoga, outdoor races, and gym membership, mindfulness practices, and meditation more people than ever before seem to be embracing a wellness-oriented lifestyle.
- Technology: Much of HAGT and EEPPASA is built around making wise decisions based on available information. Today technology products such as wearable health gadgets, streaming Apps, and home fitness equipment are available to help us reach our full potential. Today there are many tech-based wellness products and services that offer us various data points such as heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, thyroid function, etc. Companies such as Apple, Samsung, FitBit, and Garmin have designed sensors into wearable devices such as smartphones, wristbands, and watches to collect biometric data aligned with wellness and fitness. Combined with the e-commerce growth, Americans have been spending more than $200 billion annually on the combination of special equipment such as wearable devices and the combination of nutrition and wellness products. Social and mainstream media has also complemented American spending on tech intended for wellness and healthy lifestyles, as demonstrated by Apps such as Peloton, which stream fitness exercises and gym advice to clients.
Within the HAGT Wellness portal, we combine explorations of cutting-edge technology with a respect for traditional wisdom, and natural and traditional methods of healing and self-improvement.
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About Lewis Harrison
Lewis is the creator of Harrison’s Applied Game Theory is a business futurist, author, speaker, seminar leader, and Results-Oriented Life Coach. He has a passion for helping individuals, and organizations, solve problems. He has a passion for personal growth, self-improvement, applied game theory, and Transmodern Zen.
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