Health and wellness

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Health and wellness is the science and art of helping people change their lifestyle to move toward a state of optimal health. Optimal health is defined as a balance of physical, emotional, social, spiritual, occupational and intellectual health. Optimal health can be achieved by making lifestyle changes. These changes can be facilitated through a combination of efforts that encourages people to develop healthy habits, while discouraging those habits that may lead to illness, disability or premature death.

The preventive aspects of health and wellness influence the whole spectrum of care from the very healthy to those who need assistance in managing disease or disability. The cornerstone of any health and wellness effort supports the idea that individuals must assume responsibility for their ongoing health.

The Naval Medical Center San Diego Health and Wellness Department supports organizational and individual efforts that assist people in reaching their goal of optimal health. If you are interested in the attending any Health and Wellness education classes, please call (619) 532-6846. Mind Body Medicine improves medical conditions caused by or exacerbated by stress. The end result is better self-care, leading to symptom reduction and enhanced well-being.