Thunder Mountain Health and Well Being
Here you will find high quality dependable products the promote health and well being, such as blood pressure monitors, ergonomic aids, heart rate monitors, massage, heat and cold therapies, meters and scales, and sound therapy.
Why do we promote health and well being?
Well being is a positive sign that people perceive their lives are going well.
In addition to good living conditions, what is important in well being is what people think and feel about their lives, i.e., the quality of their relationships, their positive emotions and resilience, the realization of their potential, and overall satisfaction with life.
Well being integrates mental health (mind) and physical health (body) resulting in more holistic (see integrative medicine definition below) approaches to disease prevention and health promotion.
Advances in psychology, neuroscience, and measurement theory suggest that well being can be measured with some degree of accuracy.
Higher levels of well being are associated with decreased risk of disease, illness, and injury; better immune functioning; speedier recovery; and increased longevity.
There is general agreement that at minimum, well being includes the presence of positive emotions and moods (contentment, happiness), the absence of negative emotions (depression, anxiety), satisfaction with life, fulfillment and positive functioning. In simple terms, well being can be described as judging life positively and feeling good. Physical well being (feeling very healthy and full of energy) is also viewed as critical to overall well being.
Some personality factors that are strongly associated with well being include optimism, extroversion, and self-esteem. Genetic factors and personality factors are closely related and can interact in influencing individual well being.
Traditionally, health-related quality of life has been linked to patient outcomes, and has generally focused on deficits in functioning (pain, negative affect). In contrast, well being focuses on assets in functioning, including positive emotions and psychological resources (positive affect, autonomy, mastery) as key components.
People with high levels of positive emotions, and those who are functioning well psychologically and socially are described by some as having complete mental health, or as “flourishing.”
In summary, positive mental health, well being and flourishing refer to the presence of high levels of positive functioning—primarily in the mental health domain (inclusive of social health). However, in its broadest sense, well being encompasses physical, mental, and social domains.
Integrative medicine combines both traditional and holistic approaches when treating people. It is patient driven, unbiased and individualized. The practice of integrative medicine is becoming more widely known in the medical field and on Capitol Hill.