According to the National Wellness Institute, wellness is an active process through which people become aware of and make choices toward a more successful existence.  You may optionally wish to visit http:www.nationalwellness.org.

Since we Knights are 100% supportive of innocent unborn human life “made in the image and likeness of God” and thus advocate for its defense until natural death, it is appropriate to consider wellness applying to the time in between these opposite ends of the life spectrums coming under the banner of the “Culture of Life”.

We’re speaking of wellness as having Spiritual, Mental, and Physical components with the fact that as our faith teaches us our bodies are “Temples of the Holy Spirit” which should be cared for with that in mind.

In CY 2017-2018, we will periodically send out monthly email messages from this expanded program seeking to share “Good Wellness News” with Brothers . . . and also welcome input with suggestions that might also be shared to benefit the wellness of other Brothers to foster interactive dialogue on various wellness topics.

 

Wellness Concepts for 2017-2018 Columbian Year:

July 2017:

  • Introduction to program, goals, purpose
  • The Triangle of Health and logo
  • First topic for discussion spiritual health as it relates to general health

 

August 2017:

  • Approach to physical health and well-being

 

September 2017:

  • Mental health and well-being

 

October 2017:

  • Heart health, a lifetime of maintenance
  • Exercise and its role in heart health
  • Diet
  • Genetics

 

November 2017

  • Cancer
  • Impact of cancer, for the individual, for our families and for our society

 

December 2017:

  • Beginning of life
  • Abortion, physician assisted suicide and euthanasia
  • How these are inter-related and the negative impact each one has on the   individual, our families and society

 

January 2018:

  • Questions and answers

 

February 2018:

  • Sexuality as we get older
  • What can we expect
  • What should we expect

 

March 2018:

  • Diabetes
  • Why insulin is important
  • How to deal with diabetes and optimize one’s health
  • How hypertension, cholesterol and smoking interact to make things worse

 

April 2018:

  • The role of exercise in maintaining good health

 

May 2018:

  • Smoking, chewing tobacco
  • What it does to you

 

June 2018:

  • The year in review

 

 

Michael Cushing, MD
Wellness Program Chairman
California State Chairman
programs@californiaknights.org