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Health & Wellness

Health is a multifaceted concept. Often we think of health in physical terms, overlooking the other dimensions which are crucial to maintaining our overall health. More Than Our Story aspires to teaching overall health, as we’re not all so lucky to be in good physical health. We explore all areas of wellbeing so you can focus on your health objectives. When you’re the best version of yourself, you’ll not only know it, you’ll feel it.

Physical wellness addresses a variety of healthy behaviours including exercise, proper nutrition, getting enough high quality sleep, and living a healthy lifestyle. It requires learning about and identifying symptoms of disease, getting regular medical checkups, and protecting yourself from injuries and harm.

Emotional wellness relates to your thoughts and emotions, and your ability to deal with challenges. It also includes feeling good about who you are, feeling supported and being able to relax. Being able to monitor and manage your own self-esteem is also crucial to your emotional wellness.

Independent of organized religion, spiritual wellness revolves around developing a sense of meaning and purpose in your life. It also refers to your ability to self-reflect on yourself and your life events, and developing a moral code to navigate your life.

Social wellness refers to the quality and strength of your relationships with others. Higher levels of social wellness correlate with increased life expectancy and improved health. Having a strong support network of people you trust is also important for overcoming adversity and getting through hard times.

Intellectual wellness can be achieved by keeping your mind healthy and active, through constant thinking, questioning. and seeking out new ideas. Setting goals, challenging yourself, practicing critical thinking, and improving your time management skills also contribute to intellectual wellness.

Environmental wellness means more than being in harmony with the natural world. It refers to finding or creating, personal, professional and natural spaces to live, work and study in, that are pleasant, stimulating, and motivating.

Because we spend so much of our time at work, occupational wellness is an important part of overall wellness. It includes job satisfaction, feeling inspired and challenged, the ability to use one’s talents and skills at work, and ambitions for professional growth and change.

Financial wellness is about feeling secure about your financial future. Establishing sound financial habits will help reduce stress, which supports your mental health.

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