Wellness Consciousness

Wellness consciousness refers to individuals’ awareness and attitude towards healthy behaviors and health-related information. Previous research has found that wellness consciousness is a prominent predictor of individual’s health-related behavior and intentions.

This study aims to examine the impact of wellness consciousness on home-based exercise, by using Structural Equation Modeling. The results indicate that wellness consciousness indirectly affects home-based exercise via the mediating variables of health life goal and perceived behavioral control.


Exercise may sound like it’s about going to the gym, but the word “exercise” encompasses a wide range of healthful activities from the gentle to the strenuous. Even something as simple as walking around the block or washing your car can improve your mood and help you feel more energized. Adding mindfulness to your workout can boost wellness consciousness by helping you notice how your body feels during exercise. It can also help you be more aware of unconscious habits such as biting your nails or clenching your jaw. This helps you break negative patterns that can cause stress and illness.


Wellness consciousness involves a holistic approach to life. It entails positive choices that promote health and well-being spiritually, occupationally, psychologically, physically and environmentally.

It is characterized by individuals who actively seek out healthy lifestyle habits. This includes avoiding unhealthy foods, such as those high in sugar and salt, smoking and excessive alcohol consumption, eating an adequate amount of protein and reducing the number of processed foods eaten. It also includes activities such as meditation, yoga and tai chi.

In addition, wellness conscious people are more likely to follow personal fitness and wellness devices that provide information on what’s going on inside their bodies. This includes a variety of sensors that track weight, blood pressure and heart rate.

Previous research on wellness consciousness has used actual health behaviors, such as food consumption, exercise and substance use, to measure the concept. However, such measures are prone to bias. This study utilizes a structural model to examine the underlying psychological traits of health consciousness and its relationship to home-based exercise. This model found that health consciousness influences home-based exercise through perceived behavioral control and chain mediation.


Sleep is a natural, reversible state of reduced responsiveness to sensory stimulation. It is distinct from hibernation and a coma, but can be easily distinguished behaviorally from wakefulness by the presence of certain electroencephalogram (EEG) brain patterns.

There are four stages of sleep. The first NREM phase is characterized by low voltage mixed frequency EEG pattern with prominent theta waves (3-7 cps) and loss of muscle tone. Eye movements stop and there may be occasional bursts of rapid brain activity called sleep spindles.

The second NREM phase is characterized by a deeper level of brain activity. It is also when dreams occur. During this stage there is increased blood flow to the brain, heart and muscles. This prepares the body for REM sleep, which is when you dream and is the most active part of your sleep cycle. During this time, brain activity may even match that of an awake person. It is during this stage that the most intense healing occurs.