Black History Month’s focus on “Black Health and Wellness”
Health and Wellness are often used together, however,
let’s explore some differences and how we can help make an impact in honor of Black History Month.
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity (illness).”
WHO defines wellness as “the optimal state of health of individuals and groups,” and wellness is expressed as “a positive approach to living.”
While difficult to choose the state of your health, you can consciously choose wellness by living your life responsibly and taking proactive steps for your well-being.
Health is the diagnosis of a disease/illness, predisposition to a disease, and any unexpected injury.
Wellness is an active process of growth and change to reach your fullest health and well-being. Actively making choices and lifestyle changes, controlling risk factors, placing a focus on nutrition, and creating a mindfulness practice to reduce stress.
This week let’s focus on how we can reduce Diabetes in Black communities, the following article guides us as to why diabetes is more prevalent in Black Americans.