How to Live a Wellness Lifestyle

Last updated March 27, 2024

Even a habit as simple as taking the stairs instead of using the elevator can empower you to live a wellness lifestyle every day.

When it comes to a wellness lifestyle, though, most people think about it in terms of physical health—weight management, exercise, nutrition. But this is actually just one aspect.

According to Global Wellness Institute, wellness is the active pursuit of activities, choices and lifestyles that lead to a state of holistic health (integrating physical, mental and spiritual well-being), fueling the body, engaging the mind and nurturing the spirit.

And that’s what the annual World Wellness Weekend (WWW) is all about. WWW is a collective coming together of wellness enthusiasts who inspire each other to make healthier life choices and enjoy an active lifestyle beyond just weekend celebrations. 

That means fitness facilities, resorts, spas, salons and yoga studios around the world are motivating people to “nurture a revitalized body, a quiet mind and a peaceful heart.”

Change Your Habits; Change Your Life

So much of a healthy lifestyle is made up of the small things that you do daily. And when done consistently, these add up to amazing, lasting results. 

Launched in 2017, World Wellness Weekend has been empowering millions of people through fun, free and meaningful wellness activities, classes, workshops and talks organized in more than 120 countries.

“There is no nobler mission in life than to encourage each and everyone to become the best version of themselves (physically, mentally and emotionally).”

World Wellness Weekend founder, Jean-Guy de Gabriac

Through this initiative, wellness weekenders have the opportunity to adopt a wellness lifestyle by exploring alternative treatments, fitness classes, workshops and retreats such as sylvotherapy, Reiki, barre, sound therapy, Nordic walking, aquafit, sauna Aufguss and laughter yoga.

Although the event itself takes place over a weekend, the intention is to encourage everyone to be more active, more often—with the support of a fitness or wellness buddy.

The most important thing to remember is that you can make a difference in your health and well-being.

Five Pillars of a Wellness Lifestyle

WWW’s founder Jean-Guy de Gabriac shares five pillars of a wellness lifestyle that are easy to work into your everyday routine:

1. Sleep & Creativity

Tired of being tired? Restorative sleep is the foundation of rest and rejuvenation. And the amount of sleep you get has a big impact on your creativity. Better sleep helps the brain make connections and solve problems, powering the creative process.

Pillars of Wellness lifestyle sleep
Pillars of wellness lifestyle nutrition

2. Nutrition & Immunity

To function well, your immune system requires balance and harmony. And your first line of defense to boost immunity is a healthy diet. Think more fruit and vegetables; less processed foods and high simple sugars.

3. Vitality & Movement

Exercise can have an enormous impact on your mood by increasing serotonin. Plus it can be just as effective as anti-depressants in treating mild depression. Exercise also increases your level of endorphins, which are natural mood lifters. So take care of your body; it’s the only place you can live in.

Pillars of wellness lifestyle movement
Pillars of wellness lifestyle mindfulness

4. Serenity & Mindfulness 

A calm mind is an oasis in the middle of all the “busy-ness” of life and is the safe space where you can recharge before heading back into the hustle-bustle. Research suggests that tapping into a mindful and calm state helps you to become more resilient. 

5. Purpose & Solidarity

Some people wake up to an alarm clock while others wake up to a calling. Studies show that people who are most likely to find meaning and purpose in life are the ones who value work and responsibility, accept what they can control and what they can’t, show compassion and are ready to serve those around them.

Pillars of wellness lifestyle purpose

Start Living a Wellness Lifestyle

Creating a life that feels good on the inside surely shows on the outside. World Wellness Weekend is not just an event. It’s a movement encouraging wellness enthusiasts to experience and enjoy the benefits of wellness activities, as often as possible, especially on weekends.

Now, go ahead and check out some fitness-infused getaways. Your wellness lifestyle is waiting.

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