Dorset Spotlight advocates 'Get Dorset Healthy' and good health and wellness in Dorset. We encourage the community to not only look after their physical body by eating healthy foods and working out, we also strongly promote looking after your wellbeing.

So what is wellbeing?

Well-being comes from your thoughts, actions, and experiences – which we mainly have control over. There are five types of well-being:

PHYSICAL – Improving the function of your body by eating healthy and by practicing good exercise habits.

EMOTIONAL – Practising stress management and being resilient, generates the emotions that lead to positive feelings.

SOCIAL – Communicate and develop meaningful relationships with others, maintain a support network to overcome loneliness.

WORKPLACE – To pursue your interests, values, and purpose, in order to gain meaning, happiness, and enrichment professionally.

SOCIETAL – Actively participate in thriving community culture and environment.

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Juliet Mellor’s life suddenly changed when she was diagnosed Palindromic Rheumatism, unable to use her hands and adapting to a life of pain. A chance meeting with a friend showed her a new path which completely changed her life.

In 2010, after a busy day in her hair salon, Juliet experienced excruciating pain in her hands and right arm. The pain was not going away, and it limited the range of movement in her hands. It was that bad, she could no longer pick up her knife and fork! She was diagnosed with Palindromic Rheumatism, a condition that would eventually lead to Rheumatoid Arthritis. Devastated, fitness loving Juliet gave up her passion of running and took up cycling instead. For five years, Juliet took prescribed medication to combat the pain, but it was unfortunately not fixing the problem.