Wellness Index

Wellness is a combination of good health, happiness, and being physically fit. You can achieve wellness through a comprehensive synergy of your physical, mental, and social health. The SLTLab Wellness app was developed to help you achieve a happier, healthier life through a modern concept of well-being.

The wellness index is generally determined by the consisting of physical wellness, emotional wellness, intellectual wellness, social wellness, and occupational wellness.1 These wellness factors are all related to mental and physical health. Therefore, SLTLab's Wellness App uses mental and physical health indices to calculate wellness index based on studies from the Survivability Signal Intelligence Research Center (CRC), funded by the National Research Foundation of Korea. The Wellness App also provides notifications for the user based on other Wellness measures.2, 3

The Wellness App should only be used as a reference for health and well-being, and it cannot be used to diagnose a disease or other condition or to treat, alleviate, or prevent disease. If you believe you are in need of medical assistance, please call your doctor.

The Wellness Index is calculated as follows

Wellness Index = a(Body Health Index) + b(Mental Health Index), where =1, and the values for and  are weighting parameters adjusted through model development and validation. 

Index Score Level Description

8–10

Great

Both your physical and mental health appear to be very good.  We hope you continue to be in good health.

6–8

Good

You are in good physical and mental health.
We
encourage you to take good care of your health, and make sure you are getting adequate rest.

3–6

Normal

You need to take better care of your mental and physical health. You can lead a healthier life through proper rest, sleep, and practicing mindfulness.

0–3

Bad

Your overall health is in a poor condition. Please pay more attention to your physical and mental health and try to lead a healthier lifestyle.

 

 

References

[1] Choi, M.J., Lee, D.H., Kang, W.S., Ha, Y.M., & Kim, S.H, Impacts of Wellness Components on Individuals' Wellness Status for Wellness Convergence Systems, Journal of Digital Convergence, 13(7), 2015 , 381-391

[2] Anspaugh, D. J., Hamrick, M. H., & Rosato, F. D.(2011) Wellness: Concepts and applications. New York : McGraw-Hill Higher Education.

[3] Fahey, T. D., Insel, P. M., Roth, W. T., & Insel, C. (2003). Fit & well: core concepts and labs in physical fitness and wellness. Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill.