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Wellness is much more than merely exercise and nutrition.  It is a holistic approach to well-being thatinvolves integration of physical, emotional, spiritual, social, environmental, intellectual, and occupation dimensions.

Physical Wellness is the ability of the body to function through exercise, nutrition, hydration, weight management, stress reduction, sleep, and prevention behaviors.

Emotional Wellness is the ability to understand our thoughts and feelings, to cope with the challenges of life, to manage stressors, to make safe and sound decisions, and to demonstrate attitudes with respectful behavior.

Spiritual Wellness is the ability to come to terms with our existence, and order our experiences around our beliefs and goals.  Spiritual maturity enables us to find a peaceful co-existence with others. 

Social Wellness is the ability to connect with others in a positive way.  It includes being able to create and sustain relationships by communicating with others and learning to accept differences.

Environmental Wellness is the ability to acknowledge the interdependence between mankind, the earth and other living beings, and broadens our perspective of basic human needs of food, water, and shelter.

Intellectual Wellness is the ability to open our minds to new ideas, skills, and experiences, and then articulate fulfillment into our lives through application and sound decision-making.

Occupational Wellness is the ability to acquire new skills that will promote and enhance our vocations so as mature persons we seek to find a healthy balance between social and work life.