The first point of 5-Point Wellness is Physical Health. The 5-Point Wellness plan starts with developing your best Physical body based on your age, gender, ethnicity, race, height and weight. Physical Health is, “the core physical and chemical science that drives the positive change, composition, structure, and properties of the physical self. Excellent Physical health is imperative to ensure that we are fully energized to master each day. Five Point Wellness’s contribution to your physical wellbeing is offering the highest quality health and wellness products in order to optimize your health.
The first point of 5-Point Wellness is Physical Health. The 5-Point Wellness plan starts with developing your best physical body based on your age, gender, ethnicity, race, height and weight. Physical health is an essential part of the wellbeing of an individual, which includes good nutrition, exercise, sleep, hydration, minimization of oxidation, appropriate supplementation and medication leading to optimum homeostasis at the cellular level. Homeostasis is the body’s ability to pursue and maintain a condition of good balance within as the aging process occurs.
We define Physical Health as, “the core physical and chemical science that drives the positive change, composition, structure, and properties of the physical self in direct relationship to psychological/mental, social, financial, and spiritual/emotional well-being of an individual”.
The relationship between each of the 5-Points is the main topic in our philosophy of the 5-Point Wellness Program. An excellent analogy to relate physical health to is the core of the earth. The core is important, without it, everything else would be out of balance and life as we know it wouldn't exist. Much similar to the core of the earth, physical health is what centers and binds the 4-other points in the 5-Point Wellness Plan.
Physical health is important in order to conquer each day with with the required energy and demands put on us. Only then, can we really effectively apply the 4-other components of the 5-Point Wellness plan. The other 4-Points of the 5-Point Wellness Plan include: Psychological/mental health, Social health, financial health, and emotional/spiritual health.
Two out of three Americans are overweight and/or out of balance. One third of Americans are obese and another third of Americans are sedentary. More than half the adult population never engages in physical activity that lasts longer than 10 minutes a day.
The solution lies in the proper application of all 5-Points starting with optimizing physical health. The aging process is a constant factor of change in our health and well-being. As we grow up, most of us can eat pretty much what we want until we are done growing. It’s interesting how our habits mold us as individuals. As time passes by and the pendulum starts to swing the opposite direction we grapple with muscle loss, metabolism change, life and environment changes. We have to make the choice of either having to find a direction that works positively for our health and wellness or be a victim of obesity, sickness and decreased of self-worth.
It is so important to 5-Point Wellness to have made it our mission, journey and dream to help others change. While the aging process is a key variable it is not the factor that needs to be focused on. We need to accept that we all age and it is our mindset on how we deal with the change.
The 5-Point Wellness Program will bring you change by applying a strategic, logical, and scientific plan that is translatable to life application as you go through your journey. We feel we will provide you with the keys you need to ensure you have a balanced approach. We see a need to create a better world and have the experience, knowledge, and confidence to help you in making the change the world needs.
5-Point Wellness has developed what we call the, “Perpetual Personal Improvement Cycle“, (PPIC). This process is as follows:
As you apply these steps it will become clear to you as your body becomes stronger, more flexible, mobile and you have the endurance to be able to take on anything. This is a lifelong journey, one that doesn’t happen overnight. Let’s work it together!
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The second point of 5-Point Wellness is Psychological/Mental Health. Psychological/Mental wellness is a state of mental toughness in which an individual is proficient in tapping into his/her cognitive skills. To tap into something is to understand and express individual’s beliefs, attitudes, mindset, and rationale’. Excellent Psychological/Mental toughness is imperative to ensure that we confidently master each day intellectually and logically. Five Point Wellness’s contribution to your psychological/mental wellbeing is offering the highest quality health and wellness products to optimize your mental toughness.
There are many ways to define Psychological/Mental wellness. Some people define it as simply as “a state of emotional and psychological well-being in which an individual is able to use his or her cognitive and emotional capabilities to adequately function in society and meet the ordinary demands of everyday life”.
The Five Point Wellness approach to Psychological/Mental toughness is the neurological self-programing of ethical principles that are encoded in one’s mind in order to think critically, problem solve efficiently, and continuously strive to be the best person you can be. Neurological self-programming starts with the, “Know Thy Self Concept”, also known as the eudemonic psychological optimization approach. Eudemonic psychological optimization focuses on the meaning of self-realization. Eudemonic Self-realization defines well-being in terms of the degree to which a person is fully functioning nuero-psychologically. There are key categories that comprises how one becomes optimized neuro-psychologically which include:
Your brain needs the same nutrients that every cell in your body needs. It needs macronutrients like fat, protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals and ketones.
It also needs nutrients that are rarely considered such as water and oxygen. Some essential brain nutrients are more likely to be missing from the modern diet than others. Let’s take a look at the biggest pitfalls that might be keeping your brain from getting all of the nutrition it needs. Macronutrients and Your Brain:
The third important point of 5-Point Wellness is Social Health/Wellness. Social health is the ability to confidently interact with others by establishing positive relationships with family, friends, co-workers, and acquaintances throughout our life. Our quality of life is improved through frequent and optimistic interactions with all people. Excellent social wellness is imperative to ensure that we confidently master each day by tapping into our physical and psychological abilities to positively impact others’ lives. Five Point Wellness’s contribution to your social wellbeing is offering the highest quality health and wellness products in order to elevate your self-image.
We at 5-Point Wellness believe that it is possible to have positive relationships regardless of who we encounter. Even situations with people that provide opposition, gives us opportunities to show respect to those that oppose us. The most important factor in social health is respect for others. Through our ability to effectively communicate as a reasonable and logical adult, it immediately shows people respect. We at 5-Point Wellness call this the Adult Communication Model. Respect of others ranges from generally being kind to people all the way to having an intense affection for those individuals that are in our inner circle of trust. Without knowing how apply the adult communication model, our respect for others will be extremely difficult. 5-Point Wellness likes the communication model called, “The 5 love languages” written by Gary Chapman in combination with the Adult Communication Model. The five love languages include: gift giving, quality time, words of affirmation, acts of service (devotion), and physical touch.
Regardless of your dominant love language, developing the skill of effective verbal communication is a must. We at 5-Point Wellness believe that the Adult Communication Model is a key communication method in order to build strong social skills. The Adult Communication Model is a two-way or “bilateral” communication process that promotes trust. Utilizing this bilateral communication, helps quickly show to the other individual that they are respected and at the same time minimizes defensive barriers from being put up.
The Adult Communication Model relies on the formula of “seeing, thinking, and feeling”. When communicating with others, especially when problem solving, being observant and communicating what you see to the other individual is the first step. The second step is to provide information on what you think about your observation and asking the other individual what they think. After you have discussed what each other think, then the third step can be approached by discussing how each other feel about the observation(s). Example
The action portion of the Adult Communication Model focuses on needs, wants, and follow through. After the two individuals have discussed how they see, think, and feel, they then can categorize their discussion into two buckets, either needs or wants. It’s important to note that basic needs must be fulfilled prior to being able to successfully fulfill each other wants. When relationships fail, it is often a result of when wants are the primary focus and basic needs are neglected. Some examples of basic needs include: trust, security, love, money, shelter, food, health, transportation, intimacy etc.. Some examples of wants include, jewelry, exotic cars, a bigger house, expensive clothing etc.. In summary, putting forth the effort of learning what other’s love language is combined with learning how to apply the Adult Communication Model is the most successful way of developing healthy relationships. Some relationships will be more socially in-depth than others, and it is vital to consistently strive for excellent communication with everyone that we come into contact with each day. By doing this, our social life will consistently be in balance and inner peace can be achieved. Click here to find suggested reading material, videos, and audio books that can be purchased.
For example, if you are having a disagreement with your spouse or loved one about a certain topic, lets say your spouse states, “you never listen to me about anything”. Typically, most of us would jump to the defense and say, “that's false!” or “that's bull shit” or use some other description. Then an ensuing argument will take place; feelings will be hurt; and then eventually hopefully a calm and rational discussion will take place. However, if this destructive parent child communication method occurs too frequently then it becomes a habitual method in which one will communicate like a volcano erupting. People will feel they are walking on egg shells around you, never knowing how to really approach you.
There is a much better way to communicate. We at 5-Point Wellness want share how the ACME would work in this same situation.
Using the same phrase your significant other says, “you never listen to me about anything”! Instead of going on the defense you need to train your mind to immediately translate this statement and immediately go to the OTFNWD mode. The initial response would sound something like, “I see that you are bothered by something, do you mind sharing what it is”? Depending upon how well you know this person and how long you have communicated using the parent child communication method, it will take some time to reintegrate this process. The individual still might be skeptical about how you responded and still might be on the defensive. You would then reiterate, “I could be wrong, but are you upset about something? You wait and listen carefully to the response. Be patient and listen. Once you have listened, you restate your interpretation of the issue calmly and collectively. Remember, don't let the other person allow you to elevate your emotions to anger. As soon as anger begins then the ACME will be difficult to retreat to. Once you have restated your interpretation of what is wrong then you ask, “is this correct or ask, is that what you are saying”? It may take a little time to tease out of the other individual what it is that they are really upset about, but be patient and listen to really what is being said. Repeat the interpretation and remember to remain calm. Often times we might even be attacked or called names but keep your frame of mind in the OTFNWD mode and once you think you have identified what the issue is then take the opportunity to move to the T stage.
Once you identify what the issue that needs to be resolved then you can move on to the T portion of the process. T stands for thinking. Now this stage is typically more difficult to deal with because women often mix the thinking (T) and feelings (F) together and confuse their male counterpart. Men traditionally go to thinking and then later jump to the feeling portion. Men rarely do both at the same time. If they do, then they go straight to anger. REMEBER, So stay on target and discuss what you both think about the issue is and discuss it.
Once you have discussed what you both think about it then you can move to the Feeling (F) phase by asking, “how does this make you feel when....”. If you inadvertently jump to quickly to how they feel about it, catch yourself and then revert back to the thinking phase and continue to discuss it. Then move on to the feeling phase.
Now a caution to men. This can be dangerous territory for you because men typically deal with things by feeling angry. We aren't sure why this is but statistically, men typically tend to get angry if they move on to the feeling phase to quickly. Also, men typically don't like to talk about feelings because for some reason they think it is a sign of weakness. But men, I promise you that women will be much impressed by your ability to speak intelligently of how you truly feel. When feelings are discussed in a positive and non-confrontational environment this is when real communication takes place. Emotionally, you begin to develop a good connection with the other person. Now, keep in mind as you and the other individual become better at communicating then the different phases will transition smoothly, resolution will come more quickly and trust will be built stronger.
The next stage is called the Need stage (N). As you and the other individual discuss things you need to make sure that you are addressing basic needs first prior to jumping to the want stage. If a person is always putting their wants in front of the other person’s needs, then the relationship is doomed to be very rocky. Basic needs need to be filled prior to fulfilling the wants. Trust is a basic need and as you are talking about feelings in a non-confrontational manner a strong circle of trust will be built. The core categories of basic needs include; trust, safety, love/belonging, esteem, self-actualization, and physical needs. The details of these basic needs are:
Physiological needs include: air, water, food, good health, and excretion.
Trust/Safety needs include: security of body, employment, resources, morality, family, health and property.
Love/Belonging needs include: Loving and being loved by family and friends, and having fulfillment of your love languages.
Esteem needs include: Self-esteem, self-confidence, frequent achievement, respecting others and being respected by others. All communication either falls into either one of the basic need categories or in a want category. If what you are disagreeing about is a basic need issue then once a solution, which often involves compromise, is derived then you skip to the D stage.
D stands for Do. Do it and be consistent at what it is that you have agreed to do. At first you may fail a couple of times but when an honest effort is made then you both will see that that you value each other and will easily grant forgiveness when you aren't able to always be consistent but are making diligent effort.
When the ACME communication method is used by applying OTFNWD then all needs and wants will be fulfilled. One could argue that you could spend a life time on just dealing with the basic needs section. This is very true in many respects; however, once you become consistent at using the adult communication method then you can begin to move some of the wants into the basic needs category.
We like to call the wants section the wish list section because the wish list section needs to exist to continue to add good quality of life. Everyone has interests and wants. If wants are never fulfilled, then life will become mundane and plane boring.
The key thing to remember that OTFNWD is important to know how to navigate well because it will empower you not only in family relationships but also at business and when dealing with acquaintances. It is a very powerful and effective tool to learn.
At 5-point wellness we provide a forum for you through coaching. We have developed our own adult communication video series to help assist with giving suggestions on how to handle some of the issues that we all deal with on a day to day basis. Here are some basic tips that we cover in our video series educating people on the Adult Communication Model.
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how a person gets along with other people
a person's level of support from people and institutions around them
how well a society does at offering every citizen the equal opportunity to obtain access to the goods and services critical to being able to function as a contributing member of society
An example of social health is the amount of interaction a person has with their community.
An example of social health for a society is laws and regulations being applied to all citizens equally.
An example of social health is public access to the decision-making processes.
An example of social health is when an individual feels the support offered by being a part of the society, causing him to feel the encouragement to better himself through personal growth such as increased education or the development of a talent.
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The fourth point of 5-Point Wellness is Financial Health and Well-being. Financial wellness is a way of life that incorporates the necessary mindset and actions that motivates one to take the vital steps to persistently work hard and be innovative in becoming financially self-reliant.
Financial well-being is defined as having financial security and freedom of choice, in the present and in the future. Financial Self-Reliance is the process of leveraging ones physical, mental, social and emotional abilities in order to consistently win, thus enabling one to live life on their own terms resulting in payday, every day. Financial wellness starts with physically being well. When we are physically well it helps promote optimization of the mind. When the mind is optimized, the result is a higher mindset that leads to a desire to want to win, and win all the time. When this desire is consistent it results in taking the organized steps to achieve the winning state.
Successful people are willing to cross the line that others aren’t. When an individual consistently wins in business it can be measured by the amount of income that is generated. However, when an individual or business focuses solely on the finances and not on the winning, the focus is lost and winning will fall by the wayside and so will the income. Financial health and wellness is a five-point formula comprised of diversified income generation, budgeting, debt elimination, saving, and retirement planning.
Diversified Income Generation: Most successful people are able to generate income from more than one source. We often hear about the importance of diversifying our investments, but diversifying our income streams is just as important. There are 5-Key types of income streams that are comprised of the following:
Budgeting: For most people budgeting their money is often seen as a cumbersome and time consuming task. At first, budgeting does take a fair amount of time but once you do it and follow the budget it becomes a habit. Developing the disciplined habit of budgeting is also a 5-step process. (MedPi)
Debt elimination: When living far beyond your financial means it makes you feel anxious. When you feel anxious your quality of life decreases and your mindset is not focused on winning or even debt elimination. Debt elimination is also a 5-step plan that is comprised of the following (PIPNI):
Saving: 70% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck. With no margin, every unplanned expense becomes a crisis. Once the steps of diversified income generation, budgeting, and debt elimination are achieved then a considerable more amount of your income can be set aside in an interest bearing savings account, 401K, CD, IRA, Gold IRA, real estate, or low risk money market account. The following steps need to be followed:
Save money on your basic needs. Always look for the best deals on basic needs items. Basic needs consist of but are not limited to: food, dietary supplements, toiletries, medical expenses, medicines, transportation, housing, clothing, gasoline, communication devices, etc.
Educate yourself on basic need products so that you can get the products that you like at the best possible price. A good example is pain medication. People often just buy the name brand Advil or Tylenol not fully knowing what they are. Marketers and companies are creative in maximizing their profits off of uneducated consumers. Advil sells for at an average price of $13.99 where ibuprofen (i.e. the generic version) is only $7.49 on average savings of approximately $6.00. Always be on the hunt for the best deal. However, don’t just buy because it is a good deal. Be conservative.
Retirement Planning: Most people don't save for retirement until it's too late. Retirement planning should start as soon as you enter into the work force. If you are one of the millions that hasn’t started retirement planning, then begin now. There are key things to retirement planning that are outlined below.
By implementing and being disciplined in following the key points with in the 5-Points of financial wellness you will improve your overall quality of life and health and wellbeing.
The fifth important point of 5-Point Wellness is Emotional and Spiritual wellbeing. Spirituality is the pure potential energy within all intelligences allowing maximum enlightenment to be achieved. Once enlightenment is achieved, your spirit is harmonized and the energy is converted into kinetic energy and communicated as truth, light, love, wisdom, power, and joy.
Emotions are the natural and instinctive state of mind that come about from one's life’s circumstances, relationships with others, and body chemistry.
Spirituality and emotions are symbiotic, meaning they both impact each other positively or negatively. When one’s emotions are composed, then the ability to achieve enlightenment is much higher. When one’s spirituality is in a positive state, then emotions will also be in a positive state.
Spiritual and emotional balance can only be achieved through key activities which include but are not limited to: visualization, education, application, and loving others. If you want to increase the likelihood of becoming spiritually and emotionally balanced, visualization is where it all begins. By having the ability to visualize being enlightened, you will need to do a few important things. When you visualize your successes It teaches your brain to recognize what resources it will need to help you succeed in reaching emotional and spiritual balance. Each time you become balanced it will promote positive thinking which in turn will motivated you to strive to be the best that you can be.
Visualization to gain insight:
Education to gain understanding: Education gives us a knowledge of the world around us and helps provide the confidence to make changes for the better. Knowledge helps us develop a different way of looking at life from a variety of perspectives. It helps us build opinions and points of view to challenge ourselves and others. The more we gain understanding the smarter we become, and gives us the ability to improve ourselves and act wisely.
Ethical application of knowledge makes you wise: Wisdom is the ethical application of knowledge.
Love: To love and be loved is loved is a primary human emotional need. However, love is more than an emotion, it is a verb in the English language which implies that it requires action. You need to love yourself before you can effectively love others. It all starts with self-talk. Positive self-talk is the key to starting to love yourself. We live in a Universe that is full of laws and we are bound by these laws. Everything in our lives at this moment we have attracted through positive self-talk.
In summary, Spirituality is the pure potential energy within all intelligences allowing maximum enlightenment to be achieved. Once enlightenment is achieved, your spirit is harmonized and the energy is converted into kinetic energy and communicated as truth, light, love, wisdom, power, and joy. Spirituality is also a belief system that guides the welfare of oneself that can and must be shared with society. It eradicates sources of unhappiness and maliciousness. Happiness, true happiness, is an inner quality. It is a state of mind. If your mind is at peace, you are happy. If your mind is at peace, but you have nothing else, you can be happy. If you have everything the world can give - pleasure, possessions, power - but lack peace of mind, you can never be happy.
Spiritual and emotional balance can only be achieved through key activities which include but are not limited to: visualization, education, application, and loving others. We were born to add value to this world. Tapping into our spirituality and sharing it with other people will not only add value to this world but to the universe. Adding value to this world will bring abundance not only to you but to others. When this occurs, you will be in spiritual and emotional balance. Those willing to bear one another’s burdens, that they may make them lighter; to help those that are in need, and comfort those that are in need will be lifted up emotionally and spiritually.
You were born to add value to this world. Tapping into your spiritual bliss and sharing it with other people will not only add value to this world but to the universe. Adding value to this world will bring abundance not only to you but to others. When this occurs, you will be in spiritual and emotional balance. The innate desire to be connected to the something larger than ourselves.