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Self Assessment - 'Your way to better health and wellness'

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Our "Wellness interactive calculators" will guide you towards optimum state of health and wellbeing. Wellness is all about the choices you make about your behaviour and lifestyle and this in turn will influence the physical, social and cultural environments.
Medindia presents you with a set of self-screening tools to understand your dynamic state of mental and physical health.

Periodic Self Assessment - Health Status


0. Since the last 3 months, I am suffering poor health that is deteriorating

1. Since the last 3 months, I am recovering from poor health

2. I am living with compromised health. My symptoms are less intense and tolerable.

3. My symptoms or concerns about my health are short-term & I am able to recover from them well

4. Since the last 3 months, I am free from symptoms. I do not involve myself in activities that exert me.

5. Since the last 3 months, I am busy with my routine & I have no symptoms nor concerns about my health

6. I am comfortably active for the last 3 months or more. My daily routines are simple & usual

7. Since the last 3 months, I required more energy or had to take care of my fatigue for most days. My past attempts either worked partially or did not work at all

8. I practice healthy-wealthy-lifestyle but find it hard to sustain the practice for more than 3 months

9. I am clearly benefitting from my healthy- wealthy-lifestyle & have now overcome adverse conditions for more than 3 months

10. I feel one hundred percent fit & well for the last 3 months or more. I am continuously nurturing myself & my world with the best of life and health

Self Assessment Scale adopts 5 key concepts of 21st century medicine:

"Good health is true wealth." - Urijah Faber

To practice healthy wealthy lifestyle, the state of mind may need to be re-programmed to enjoy what you do daily and doing what you enjoy! And to practice this may require small changes in your daily routine to help you learn how to enjoy life more.

Several published reports on longevity have consistently shown that people who follow healthy lifestyle enjoyed impressively longer, healthier & more productive lives in comparison to those who ignored it. Studies show that people with adverse habits are far more likely to die prematurely from preventable lifestyle diseases like heart disease, organ failures or cancers.

To understand the above we need to appreciate the five basic elements of our daily living which includes food, physical activity, sleep, our relationships & mindfulness. These basic life needs influence our health and each element requires our attention. And in the end what matters is good way of living and healthy state of mind to everyone be it at work, at home or even in the community.

"People should bring their whole selves to work." A commonly used phrase but what does this mean? Whole self-comprises of deliberate self-care of mind, heart, body and soul and discovering healing links between one's world, life, health and enjoying such an experience. Small changes in one area can influence another area and this can be challenging as well as an opportunity. It brings out the real you and results in better engagement and happiness at work, without the need to hide your identity and this results in more energy for work. This change towards positive energy benefits both the individual and the company. Overall working on 'Whole-Self' empowers people to move away from poor health by learning healthy-wealthy-lifestyle.

The 'Illness-Wellness' Continuum is a graphical illustration of a wellbeing concept first proposed by a physician called Travis in 1972. It proposes that wellbeing includes mental and emotional health, as well as the presence or absence of illness.

The Illness-Wellness Continuum proposes that individuals can move farther to the right, towards greater health and wellbeing, passing through the stages of awareness, education, and growth or move to the left that are reflected as worsening states of health through new signs, symptoms and disability.

The Illness-Wellness Continuum has been viewed as promoting preventive treatment, which improves wellbeing before an individual presents with signs or symptoms of illness, as well as educating people to be aware of and avoid risk factors, in order to protect against pathology and premature death.

Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is the state of perceived physical and mental health over time of an individual's or of a group. HRQoL is a multi-dimensional concept that includes domains related to physical, mental, emotional, and social functioning. A related concept of HRQoL is well-being, which assesses the positive aspects of a person's life, such as positive emotions and life satisfaction.

Identifies eight of psychosocial development from infancy to adulthood that shapes our personality and how we behave and react. During each stage there is either a characteristic human virtue or a related conflict that could have a positive or negative influence on the personality. Wins from each stage in this development process can become a cherishable achievement.

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