Wellness

Physical

Physical Wellness is listening to and taking care of your body for optimal health and functioning. Taking care of your physical body will help you get through the stress that comes with college. It is the ability to maintain a healthy quality of life that allows us to get the most out of our daily activities without undue fatigue or physical stress. Physical wellness means living responsibly and taking care of your body and recognizing that

our daily habits and behaviors have a significant impact on our overall health, wellness and quality of life.  Adopting healthful habits (i.e. a balanced diet, regular movement or physical activity, adequate sleep, routine health checks etc.) while avoiding or minimizing destructive habits (i.e. tobacco,drugs, alcohol, unsafe sex, etc.) will lead to optimal physical wellness and reduced risk of preventable chronic illness.

Mental

Mental wellness has become a relevant argument in the health community. It is now understood to be as important as both physical and medical health. Positive mental health is helping people live happier, healthier and longer lives. Mental wellness is a key component to establishing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.According to the World Health Organization, mental health is defined as “a state of well-being in which the

individual realizes their own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to contribute to his or her community.”Many internal and external factors influence your mental wellness, including relationships with loved ones, financial issues, work environment and coping skills.

Spiritual

There are many components to our overall health and well-being, including physical, mental and emotional. However, one important aspect that can often be overlooked is spiritual wellness.The general definition of spiritual wellness is the search for your life’s meaning and purpose, as well as striving for consistency in your values and your actions. A spiritually healthy person has a clear purpose in life and can reflect on the meaning

of events. They also have clearly defined ideas of right and wrong and can act accordingly. Some people follow specific religious practices, while others may pursue a general sense of harmony and self-awareness.Because everyone’s path to spiritual wellness may be different, it’s important for everyone to explore what they believe and their own sense of meaning and purpose. Some see benefit in meditation, prayer, affirmations, or specific spiritual practices that support their connection to a higher power or belief system. Others enjoy practicing yoga and meditation.