Physical wellness only one of 8 areas for us to improve our health

Sophie Heywood

How are you doing in these 8 areas of self-care and wellness outlined in the American College of Sports Medicine Health and Fitness Journal?

  • Emotional wellness activities include recreation and leisure time
  • Intellectual wellness could include puzzles, reading, playing a musical instrument, learning a new skill or new language.
  • Environmental wellness in about breathing fresh air, walking in a safe place and connecting to nature
  • Physical wellness includes moderate or intense exercise (.
  • Spiritual wellness could involve communing with nature, volunteering, self-reflection, meditation, or prayer
  • Financial wellness activities could be budgeting, saving for vacation or a rainy day, and limiting certain expenses
  • Occupational wellness is having work that gives you purpose (or balancing work with personal activities that fill your needs)
  • Social wellness including joining activities or group with a mission that you connect with, making new acquaintances and or hanging out more with those people whose company your enjoy

Worth a look to check which areas you're doing well in and which ones you might be able to work on in 2022..... Author Grace DeSimone outlines how to create a self-care plan

Check out the January/February 2022 - Volume 26 - Issue 1 for further info