Wellness can grow over a lifetime. The Wellness Tree illustrates some of the components that influence health and well-being for individuals and communities.
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are by far the leading cause of death in lower-middle, upper-middle and high-income countries, and will soon be the leading cause of death in low-income countries. The world’s population is ageing – rapidly. Currently, 605 million people, or almost 10% of the world’s people are 60 years of age or older. By 2050 this is projected to swell to 20%, or 2 billion people, with 80% living in low and middle income countries. Positive lifestyle choices can nurture a healthier future. Education can empower us to take the necessary steps to decrease burden of non-communicable diseases and to increase healthy ageing
The Wellness Tree provides a framework to understand our wellness, promote healthy ageing and address the NCD health crisis.
Our Wellness Tree has:
Our overall health has many branches and those branches represent the lifestyle choices we make every day. Find out more here
Our personal health is influenced by our surrounding environment and the ways we engage with it. Find out more here
The origins of health often take root deep beneath the surface with factors outside of our immediate control. Find out more here