Posted in Medshield Wellness | 04 March 2019
According to the World Health Organisation “Wellness is an active development of becoming mindful of, and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. Health however, is the overall mental and physical state of an individual”. The main difference between health and wellness is that health is the goal and wellness is the active process of accomplishing it.
When it comes down to health versus wellness, you cannot have one without the other, if both healthiness and happiness are top priorities in your life. Therefore both health and wellness are of equal importance. Your Wellness Benefits encourage you to take charge of your health through preventative tests and procedures. At Medshield, we encourage members to have necessary tests done at least once a year. Your well-being is important to us and we know that through preventative healthcare it is possible to diagnose underlying health issues earlier. Our goal is to help you get the right care, at the right time, in the right place. The 2019 benefit options were designed with each member’s interest at heart, taking into consideration what the members need and what medical services are available in the healthcare space.
As wellness is a state of well-being and process that applies to the “entire person”, people aren’t one-dimensional—our lives comprise many facets, including these interconnected dimensions of wellness that make for a healthy being:
At Medshield, we encourage members to examine the different dimensions of wellness and recognize that they are interconnected. No dimension stands alone. Each dimension is related to others in different ways and to different degrees. A change in one dimension will likely affect other domains. This means that if you make a positive change in one domain, you may experience a positive effect in another without even making an effort. For example, if you take just a couple of deep breaths after you arrive home after work, you may find that helps you make the transition from work to home more smoothly. That’s because a little deep breathing helps calm and centre you. Once you enter your home, you may find yourself a little patient with family members or friends, or perhaps you’ll discover you’re a little more able to make healthy food choices for dinner. -Little actions lead to big rewards
Each of Medshield’s 7 Benefit options have liberal wellness benefits available. With the Wellness Benefit our members have access to essential tests for early diagnosis and preventative care purposes
Health Risk Assessments can be obtained from any of the Medshield Pharmacy Network Providers, Clicks Pharmacies, and any GP that is part of the Medshield General Practitioner Network or at a Medshield Corporate Wellness Day.
The following tests are covered under the Health Risk Assessment:
Every day presents a variation of choices to improve your mental/emotional, physical and social well-being. It is import to find a balance between these aspects of your health and life. Ultimate health comes from wellness, from making the right choices and working on achieving goals that are based on sound health information and healthy outlooks. You only have one life to live, live it with vigour, passion and a healthy mind-set.