Wellness is an extremely important part of everyone's lives because it embraces the seven dimensions of well-being into a quality way of living. It is about striving to live life to the fullest and maximizing your personal potential. Wellness encompasses the conscious, self-directed effort of lifelong learning and decision making that will lead to optimal health and a more successful and balanced existence. The dimensions of wellness are all important and interrelated. Through the various wellness programs designed for both and staff and students at the University of Regina our aim is to ensure that everyone can benefit from these programs in order to live WELL and Realize a Better "U"!
What is Healthy Living?
At the individual level, healthy living is the practice of health enhancing behaviours, or put simply, living in healthy ways. It implies the physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, environmental, and financial capacity to make healthy choices.
Benefits of Healthy Eating and Active Living
Physical activity and healthy eating reduces the risk of over 25 chronic conditions, such as coronary heart disease, stroke, hypertension, breast cancer, colon cancer, type 2 diabetes and osteoporosis. Regular physical activity and healthy eating habits allow daily tasks to be accomplished with greater ease and comfort, and with less fatigue. Healthy living affects overall wellness of an individual, creating more comfortable space in their mind, body, and environment.
10 Things Needed for an Overall Healthy Lifestyle
1) Healthy Food Choices
2) Fitness and Physical Activity
4) Self-Awareness and Acceptance
5) Eliminating Alcohol or Tobacco Substances
6) Social Activity
7) Healthy Relationships
8) Be Proactive about your health
9) Create Balance and Reduce Stress
10) Have a Positive Attitude and Outlook/Have Fun