This Tuesday, Susie Ellis, Chairman and CEO of the Global Wellness Institute GWI, together with her GWI colleagues Nancy Davis and Dr Richard Carmona, launched PositivelyWell – seen above, from left, Susie Ellis, in black, and Dr Richard Carmona.
PositivelyWell is an online resource to address COVID-19 positively: among other things, you will find medical studies about how optimism impacts health. GWI will be expanding this wellness platform over the days and weeks ahead. Susie Ellis says GWI will also share important insights and information in upcoming issues of the Global Wellness Brief and the Global Wellness Summit’s TRENDIUM.
‘In the midst of worries about the global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, it can be easy to slip into fears about the unknown and concerns about the suffering a global health crisis could cause. In fact, at times, it seems that fear surrounds us, fueled by the media and fed by our natural desire to protect our family and communities.
‘However, I think it’s important for the wellness industry to consider that this is also a time for hope and optimism. This is the exact moment to recognize that we have control over our health destinies. We don’t have to give in to fear. We simply need to commit to wellness in our own lives and the lives of those in our homes and communities.’
As GWI Board Member Richard Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS, and 17th Surgeon General of the United States, says, “Your body’s first line of defense against any infectious disease is your immune system; maintaining and enhancing your immune system begins with actions you take to optimize your nutrition, exercise, sleep, social connections and mental health.”
PositivelyWell has good medical and other scientific data from such reputable bodies as The Cleveland Clinic: “Coronaviruses, such as the new COVID-19 viral outbreak in China, cause mild to severe respiratory illness including death. Most cases of the new virus are in China and surrounding countries. The best preventive measures are frequent hand washing, avoiding sick people, keeping your hands away from your face and getting adequate rest and nutrition”.
Girlahead salutes Susie Ellis, her colleague Nancy Davis and the entire Global Wellness Institute for thinking positively rather than taking part in the current general panic.