Stulberg, writing in Outside Online, takes the whole wellness
industry to task.
The problem is that so much of what’s sold in the name of
modern-day wellness has little
to no evidence of working. Which doesn’t mean that wellness isn’t a
real thing. According to decades of research, wellness is a lifestyle or
state of being that goes beyond merely the absence of disease and into
the realm of maximizing human potential. Once someone’s basic needs are
met (e.g., food and shelter), scientists say that wellness emerges from
nourishing six dimensions of your health: physical, emotional,
cognitive, social, spiritual, and environmental.
The article then goes on to highlight examples and ways to help
oneself under these “interrelated dimensions.”