Wellness is a lifelong journey through which people develop an awareness of, and make positive choices about, their behaviors, lifestyle and activities that enable them to lead their best lives. Wellness is personal, multidimensional and holistic. It involves physical, emotional ,intellectual, occupational and spiritual dimensions, each of which exists along a continuum. Learn more about the Society's work on wellness and multiple sclerosis.
Achieving wellness does not occur quickly or by changing any single behavior. Rather, it is an ongoing process that involves taking action and making lifestyle choices with the goal of attaining optimal well-being over one's lifetime. The journey towards optimal well-being is unique for each individual -- and attainable for everyone within the context of his or her priorities and abilities.
For a person living with MS, the road to wellness involves more than treatment of the disease and its symptoms. Equally important are health promotion and prevention strategies, satisfying personal relationships, a strong support network, fulfilling work and leisure activities, a meaningful place in the community, and adequate attention to one's inner self.