Health & Wellness Promotion

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Dimensions of Wellness

Thrive and achieve life-long success by cultivating balance and satisfaction along 8 Dimensions of Wellness. While most people are familiar with components of physical and mental health, dimensions of wellness are interwoven and touch all aspects of our lives. Explore each dimension and pursue holistic well-being that will help you live the life you want as an IUPUI student and beyond.

Physical Wellness: Recognizing the need for physical activity, healthy foods, and sleep.

Engaging in physical activity, eating healthy foods, getting adequate sleep, avoiding or reducing alcohol and other drug use, identifying potential health concerns, getting regular medical checkups, and minimizing your risk of injuries and harm.

Emotional Wellness: Coping effectively with life and creating satisfying relationships.

Awareness and acceptance of one’s thoughts and feelings, coping effectively with life, expressing emotions in a healthy and adaptive manner, and creating satisfying relationships.

Social Wellness: Developing a sense of connection, belonging, and a well-developed support system.

Encompasses the connections and relationships individuals have with others, their communication skills, capacity for intimacy and empathy, healthy view of social roles, sense of belonging, and well-developed support network of family and friends.

Intellectual Wellness: Maintaining an active mind by exploring interests, expanding knowledge, skills, and creativity.

Engaging in creative, stimulating mental activities, striving for personal growth and a willingness to seek out and use new information, making sound decisions and thinking critically, openness to new ideas; motivation to master new skills; a sense of creativity, and curiosity.

Financial Wellness: Mindfulness, planning, and satisfaction with current and future financial situations and goals.

Encompasses our relationship with money, skills to manage resources and live within our means, making informed financial decisions and investments, setting realistic goals, and learning to prepare for short-term and long-term needs.

Occupational Wellness: Experiencing growth, personal satisfaction and enrichment from one’s work.

Personal satisfaction and enrichment in one’s life through work, seeking opportunities to grow professionally and to be fulfilled in your “job” whatever that may be, preparing and making use of your gifts, skills, and talents in order to gain purpose, happiness, and enrichment in your life.

Environmental Wellness: Good health by occupying pleasant, stimulating environments that support well-being.

Environmental wellness is an awareness of an individual’s relationships and the impact on physical surroundings and habitat. It means developing and maintaining a living environment that is safe, comfortable, and in harmony with natural resources.

Spiritual Wellness: Expanding a sense of purpose and meaning in life.

Encompasses an understanding of the beliefs, principles, and values that guide individuals in their lives. This understanding includes forming moral and ethical commitments and can provide a sense of purpose and meaning.