Community Wellness

Wellness Pie Intellectual Occupational Environmental Spiritual Emotional Social
Definition of Wellness

Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and
making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life.
“...a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-
being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”       – The World Health Organization

Dimensions of Wellness

What does wellness mean to you? Wellness is more than being free from illness. Wellness is a dynamic process of change and growth. There are many interrelated dimensions of wellness: physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, social, environmental, and occupational. Each dimension is equally vital in the pursuit of optimum health.

This Wellness Portal has been created to assist the community in focusing on the various aspects of wellness.

*We will continue to build this site and add additional resources. We look forward to supporting you in enhancing your wellness.

Click on each section of the pie to learn more.





The physical dimension of wellness promotes taking care of your body for optimal health and functioning. Physical health is attained through exercise, eating well, sleeping & resting and paying attention to the signs
and symptoms of disease and seeking treatment when needed. Overall physical wellness however, is the
balance of emotional stress (which can manifest itself physically), proper injury prevention such as ergonomic training, physical activity, proper nutrition, sexual health and understanding the risks related to drugs and alcohol.



Social Wellness is an important aspect of overall Wellness. It includes the relationships we have and how we interact with other people. Our relationships can offer a support system during difficult times. Social Wellness involves building healthy, nurturing and supportive intimate relationships as well as fostering a general
connection with those around you. Conscious actions are important in learning how to balance your social
life with your academic and professional lives. Social Wellness also includes balancing the unique pressures and needs of romantic relationships with other parts of your life.



Intellectual wellness is the utilization of resources to expand knowledge and improve skills. Intellectual wellness refers to active participation in scholastic, cultural, and community activities. Those who are intellectually
healthy are open to new ideas, think critically, and seek out new challenges. An intellectually well person
applies what is learned in the classroom and in the workplace to real world experiences in order to achieve
a more balanced life.



The occupational dimension of wellness is involved in preparing for work in which one will gain personal satisfaction and find enrichment in one's life through work. Remember that wellness is all about balance, and
that occupational wellness can have an immense impact on one's physical and emotional health.



Emotional wellness is paying attention to self-care, relaxation, stress reduction, and the development of inner resources. Emotional wellness also includes the ability to learn and the ability to grow from experiences.
Decision-making is a vital component in one’s mental health, and emotional wellbeing is an important part of overall wellness.



Spiritual wellness is when we are in tune with our spiritual selves, and can find meaning in life events and
individual purpose. Many factors play a part in defining spirituality: religious faith, values, ethics and morals. Spirituality can be represented in many ways, but being spiritually well means knowing which resources to use
to cope with issues that come up in everyday life. Regardless of whether you believe in a particular religious
faith, there is always something to be learned about how you see yourself in the world and personal meaning.



It is important to lead a lifestyle that is respectful of our environment. Respect for other living things in our environment is just as necessary as respect for the physical environment itself. Today, we becoming more conscientious of our impact on the environment. Environmental wellness does not mean devoting your life to
a single cause, it means being aware and respectful of how you affect the environment around you.



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