Wellness is a choice: a decision you make to move toward optimal health.
Wellness is a way of life: a balanced lifestyle you design to achieve your highest potential for well‑being.
Wellness is a process: an understanding that there is no end point, but that health and happiness are possible in each and every moment.
Wellness is the integration of body, mind, and soul: an awareness that the choices we make in one area affect all others.
Strike a Balance
Wellness encompasses six dimensions, each one equally vital to the pursuit of optimum health.
Striking a balance between all six dimensions is a careful art, but necessary to achieve a sense of overall well‑being. The dimensions of wellness are intellectual, social, spiritual, emotional, physical, and occupational.
Intellectual Wellness The intellectual dimension encourages stimulating mental activities, expanding our knowledge and skills, sharing information with others, and participating in intellectual and cultural activities with the college community, as well as with our larger community.
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Social Wellness The social dimension emphasizes contributions to our human and physical environments, interdependence with others and nature, and the pursuit of harmony in our families and in the community.
The spiritual dimension involves the pursuit of meaning and purpose in human existence, and the development of a deep appreciation for life and natural forces that exist in the universe.
The emotional dimension emphasizes an awareness and acceptance of our feelings and behavior, a positive attitude about ourselves, a realistic assessment of our limitations, effective stress management, the pursuit of satisfying relationships, and the development of autonomy.
The physical dimension encourages regular physical activity for cardiovascular flexibility and strength; knowledge about food, nutrition, and medical care; and the discouraging of tobacco, drugs, and immoderate or illegal use of alcohol.
Occupational Wellness The occupational dimension involves choosing work which is personally satisfying and enriching, and the development of a positive attitude about our occupation and life plan.