What Is Wellness Consciousness?

Wellness consciousness is a way of thinking and behaving that encourages healthy choices to promote success and happiness. This includes taking care of oneself physically, emotionally and spiritually.

The study revealed that health consciousness has a positive effect on home-based exercise during the pandemic of COVID-19. Furthermore, the mediation model demonstrates that health life goal and perceived behavioral control mediate this relationship.

Boosts Self-Esteem

People who prioritize their health have healthier self-esteem. This may be because they are more likely to see their achievements and successes, as well as learn how to accept their faults. Health-conscious people also tend to view their bodies objectively and don’t ruminate over negative thoughts.

Mindfulness practice also helps people become more aware of their thought patterns, which can help them detach from rumination and develop healthy perspectives. Healthy self-esteem allows us to let go of pessimistic thinking, for example, and to know that no matter what life throws at us, we are still worthy of love and self-care.

Previous research shows that PSE, RSE, and CSE all contribute to subjective well-being, though the relationship with CSE is not as strong as that of PSE and RSE. This study aims to fill the gap by investigating the mediating effect of health consciousness on home-based exercise through a mediation model.

Increases Perceptual Awareness

Aside from helping you develop a healthy worldview, health consciousness also helps increase your perceptual awareness. As a result, you can detect and respond to subtle signals from your body. This can help you avoid unhealthy habits like eating junk food, smoking, spending too much time on social media, etc.

While empirical research supports the existence of a perceptual awareness scale, scholars have debated over whether it is a graded or dichotomous phenomenon. This Theme Issue includes efforts to go beyond apparently contradictory findings and reconcile theoretical positions about different aspects of perceptual awareness.

Many studies have reported that chance performance during perceptual unawareness is not necessarily the same as response bias, and a number of studies have used signal detection theory measures to evaluate subjective perceptual awareness separately from participants’ responses (Green & Swets, 1966; Macmillan & Creelman, 2004). Recent neuroimaging research has identified neural correlates of perceptual evidence accumulation at the single-neuron level.

Increases Productivity

Wellness initiatives are key to reducing absenteeism, which has been shown to decrease productivity. Moreover, these programs allow employees to regain their enthusiasm for work and increase their ability to produce high-quality results.

Different studies have analyzed and defined health consciousness in various ways, but five major components have consistently appeared in them: integration of healthy behaviors, attention to one’s own health, health information seeking and usage, personal health responsibility, and health motivation.

However, the results of factor analysis indicate that actual specific health behaviors, such as eating habits and substance use, do not closely correlate with these dimensions. This is because acquiring wellness requires a unique method for each individual that may involve writing in a journal or venting to a friend, while yoga or running may work for another person.

Improves Relationships

Having more consciousness expands your perceptual awareness, which can be useful in many aspects of life. For example, it can help you better understand your strengths and weaknesses, which can improve your self-esteem. This also helps you be more empathetic towards other people, which can lead to happier relationships.

In addition, health-consciousness is a positive predictor of relationship satisfaction (Barnes et al., 2007). Mindfulness techniques like MBCT have been shown to reduce stress by teaching people to attend to the present moment and physical sensations with nonjudgmental curiosity.

Unlike most previous studies, which measured health consciousness by using visible behaviors, the current study conceptualizes it as an underlying psychological trait. The results indicate that health consciousness directly influences home-based exercise and indirectly affects perceived behavioral control and health life goal.

Boosts Mental Health

Wellness consciousness helps people develop a positive mental state, including self-discipline. This is an important part of a person’s overall health because it allows them to achieve their physical and emotional goals more easily. Being aware of this can help a person to become more disciplined in their daily activities, such as eating well and exercising regularly.

Most previous research on health consciousness has used actual behaviors to measure it. However, this study seeks to directly measure underlying psychological traits of the concept to increase its predictive power for diverse health-related behaviors.

In addition, the current study aims to validate the new health consciousness scale. The results show that health consciousness positively affects home-based exercise, and the mediating role of health life goal is mediated by perceived behavioral control.