A while back I joined the wellness committee at work. I did this when I was taking my wellness course for my degree and I realized that I was enjoying sharing wellness tips that I have learned with others. This week is National Wellness Week, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration… Continue reading National Wellness Week
Today at work I am sharing with my colleagues information on spiritual wellness. First I must say this is not a strong area for me, I do not have much spirituality in my life. I am a non-believer so I don't have religion and I don't normally take time to connect with myself, which I… Continue reading Spiritual Wellness
Physical wellness involves aspects of life that are necessary to keep yourself in top condition. Optimal physical wellness is developed through the combination of beneficial physical activity/exercise and healthy eating habits. Components of physical wellness include building muscular strength and endurance, cardiovascular strength and endurance and flexibility. Are you engaged in physical wellness in your life?… Continue reading Physical Wellness
We may not think much about Environmental Wellness as part of an overall wellness plan, but our environment and how we feel about it can have a huge impact on the way we feel overall. Environmental wellness refers to one’s relationship to their surroundings that affect overall wellness. I shared some information with my co-workers… Continue reading Environmental Wellness
My job requires me to be at my desk all day. I am grateful that my workplace values wellness and has equipped every office with desks that raise to standing height, so I spend much of my day standing. I found a way to keep myself entertained at work while trying to stay active. I grabbed… Continue reading Wellness at Work
I wanted to share this interesting TED talk I watched for my Healthcare Economics class. In the talk Ivan Oransky, a health reporter for Reuters Health discusses the culture of our healthcare in which we are medicalizing every aspect of our lives. He points out that there is a "pre" condition for everything right down… Continue reading Are we over-medicalized?