The concept of wellness from the perspective of chinese culture

Hong Ren*, Wen Hua Xing, Frank H K Fu

*Corresponding author for this work

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The present study proposes a model to better understand the concept of wellness from the Chinese perspective. Subjects were Chinese adults (30-49 years old) living in Beijing. Data were collected and analyzed to establish content validity and to formulate a primary model on various stresses from the environment through focus group interviews with specialists, professionals and the general public. The proposed model of homeostasis was then revised and refined, including three major environmental factors: natural, sociocultural and psychophysiological. It was suggested that to have a better understanding of the concept of wellness from the Chinese perspective, the component of homeostasis should be included and considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-101
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Exercise Science and Fitness
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

User-Defined Keywords

  • Environment
  • Health
  • Homeostasis
  • Physical fitness


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