A positive outlook is essential to ‘wellness’

Published Apr 4, 2017 at 4:00pm

The Central New York Health and Wellness Fair will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Kennedy Arena.

Health and wellness are integrated states of being.

Death, disease, illness, and debilitating conditions are negative components that detract from optimal health. Death is the ultimate opposite of optimal health.  Wellness has been recognized as the positive component of optimal health as evidenced by a sense of well-being reflected in most favorable functioning, a good quality of life, meaningful work, and a contribution to society. Wellness allows the expansion of one’s potential to live and work effectively and to make a significant contribution to society.

A positive total outlook on life is essential to wellness and overall health. A “well” person is satisfied in his/her work, is spiritually fulfilled, enjoys leisure time, is physically fit, is socially involved, and has a positive emotional-mental outlook. This person is happy and fulfilled.

Let us come together as a community and support this event while learning positive ways to optimize all areas of our wellness, which will have a direct impact on our overall health.

— Jackie Gazaille,

115 Riverview Pkwy. S.