To understand wellness services we must first understand, what is wellness?
Wellness is generally used to mean a healthy balance of the mind, body and spirit that results in an overall
feeling of well-being. The term has been defined by the Wisconsin-based National Wellness Institute as an
active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a more successful existence.  This is
consistent with a shift in focus away from illness in viewing human health, typical of contexts where the term
wellness is used. In other words, wellness is a view of health that emphasizes the state of the entire being
and its ongoing development.
Wellness can also be described as "the constant, conscious pursuit of living life to its fullest potential.
Wellness programs allow individuals to take increased responsibility for their health behaviors.
Workplace wellness programs are recognized by more and more companies for their value in improving
health and well-being of their employees. They are part of a company's health and safety program. These
wellness programs are designed to improve employee morale, loyalty, and productivity. They could consist of
as little as a gym full of exercise equipment that is available to their employees on company property during
the workday. But they may also cover smoking cessation programs, nutrition; weight; or stress management
training, health risk assessments, and health screenings. The aging population participates in wellness
programs in order to feel better and have more energy.
People often enroll in a private wellness program to improve fitness, stop smoking, or to learn how to manage
their weight. Wellness can be described as a state that combines health and happiness. Thus, those factors
that contribute to being healthy and happy will also likely contribute to being well. Factors that contribute to
health and happiness have long been recognized, at least since the time of Ancient Greeks. To achieve a
state of wellness, one has to work on its determinants. The determinants of wellness are: better
understanding of concepts like destiny, health practices, spirituality, family, environment, work, money and
security, health services, social support and leisure.
Wellness as defined by The Foundation for Wellness Professionals is considered care without drugs that can
not only eliminate health problems but prevent them.
The Wellness Advocates of Detroit will provide the following wellness services for ages 8 and older (as ones
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wellness services including colon cleansing (with a colon hydrotherapist), reflexology (with a Michigan reflexologist), detox foot baths, and yoga therapy (with a
yoga therapist and includes movement, relaxation, and meditation) as well as youth programs and adult programs. www.thewellnessadvocatesofdetroit.com
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