Good health is not just about physical fitness and body composition. There are six dimensions of good health, including physical, emotional, mental, social, environmental, and existential well-being. To promote a better understanding of one’s overall health, a Deep Health Assessment measures all six dimensions in order to identify areas for improvement. This holistic approach to health provides a more comprehensive view of how your life and daily routines affect your overall health.
Deep Health can be considered as a state of thriving in all areas of your life, rather than just focusing on one aspect. The Deep Health Assessment provides a map of how all six dimensions create a complex web that is unique for each individual. Research has shown that overall well-being, such as feeling connected, is important for a healthy life and not just physical fitness achievements. The Deep Health Assessment helps individuals take positive actions to address areas for improvement.
By viewing health through six dimensions, one can gain a greater understanding of how each aspect of life is connected. For example, poor sleep can be linked to emotional, mental, social, environmental, and existential aspects of your life. Each dimension can impact the quality of your sleep; poor sleep can lead to heightened work anxiety, difficulty relaxing, or poor social health.
However, positive actions can have an exponential effect across multiple dimensions of well-being. For example, setting boundaries around working hours, such as not answering emails after 6:30 p.m., can lead to better quality sleep, more quality time with your partner or friends, and even an opportunity to do some light tidying up before bed, thereby creating a cleaner living space. The Deep Health Assessment can help individuals identify these types of actionable insights to tangibly improve their health and overall well-being.
The Deep Health Assessment provides a meaningful way of understanding the various dimensions of wellness, how they interact and impact each other, and how positive actions can enhance health across multiple dimensions. Understanding the connections between the six dimensions can lead to a more holistic approach to health care and greater success in implementing positive changes in our daily lives.