Discovering and Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle

Do you want to feel at ease with life, dis­cover pur­pose and feel fit in mind and body?  Well­ness is sim­ply more than phys­i­cal health, exer­cise or nutri­tion. Bal­ance in well­ness brings sta­bil­ity to the phys­i­cal, spir­i­tual and men­tal facets of your life as well.

On Novem­ber 6, UW-Superior Cam­pus Recre­ation and Stu­dent Health and Coun­sel­ing Ser­vices held a “Bal­anc­ing Your Well­ness” sem­i­nar. “Well­ness is defined as growth, bal­ance and absence of ill­ness,” Kristy McGif­fert, Health Edu­ca­tor at UWS, stated. Focus­ing on the dimen­sions indi­cated on the well­ness wheel will help stu­dents sus­tain healthy behav­iors over their lifetime.

At the sem­i­nar, seven dimen­sions were cov­ered that make up the Well­ness Wheel: social, emo­tional, spir­i­tual, envi­ron­men­tal, occu­pa­tional, intel­lec­tual, and phys­i­cal well­ness.
How we con­nect, con­verse and get along with soci­ety.
How to cope with the emo­tional chal­lenges of life.
The abil­ity to dis­cover mean­ing and pur­pose in life.
The aware­ness of the ongo­ing activ­ity among the envi­ron­ment, com­mu­nity and our­selves.
Dis­cov­er­ing a bal­ance between work and leisure time.
To be open to new life expe­ri­ences and con­cepts to progress through life.
Tak­ing the respon­si­ble step to live a healthy lifestyle.

Alter­na­tive ways to increase your well­ness include attend­ing church, get­ting involved with a local char­ity, recy­cling, set­ting a rou­tine, exer­cis­ing, eat­ing healthy and not hes­i­tat­ing to try new things.

It was also a pre­sen­ta­tion on find­ing ful­fill­ment in your job, estab­lish­ing bal­ance between work and home and our desire to be a life-long learner…” McGif­fert stated.

Estab­lish­ing a healthy bal­ance among these seven dimen­sions will lead to a hap­pier lifestyle.

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