Benefits of well being
Our wellbeing affects every aspect of our lives – how clearly and rationally we think, how positive we are emotionally, our physical health, our relationships, our achievements, and our resilience to stress.
As defined by Dogde, Daly, Huyton & Sanders in 2012 (International Journal of Wellbeing), wellbeing is a state of equilibrium or balance that can be affected by life events or challenges.
Well-being integrates mental health (mind) and physical health (body) resulting in more holistic approaches to disease prevention and health promotion.
(Dunn HL. High level wellness. R.W. Beatty, Ltd: Arlington; 1973)
Higher levels of well-being are associated with decreased risk of disease, illness, and injury; better immune functioning; speedier recovery; and increased longevity (Pressman SD, Cohen S. Does positive affect influence health? Psychol Bull 2005;131:925–971.)