Wellness at Winona State University
At WSU, students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to practice personal wellbeing.
With wellness programs, services and activities right on campus, there are many ways to stay active and engaged as whole, healthy person for a more fulfilling life.
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Opportunities for Faculty & Staff
Take advantage of fitness classes and a walking track during your lunch hour.
WSU faculty and staff also have access to IWC memberships, community challenges and many more wellness opportunities.
Explore Dimensions of Wellness
Wellness is more than just keeping physically healthy. Like most aspects of life, wellness is a layered practice that touches on social relationships, understanding emotions, workplace satisfaction and more.
Explore the seven dimensions of wellness.
Intellectual wellness encourages creativity and stimulating mental activity which keeps us better fit for the world.
Being a life long learner, asking questions to get the most out of classes and education, being open to new ideas, learning new skills and studying effectively helps to keep us attuned to the world around us.
Spiritual wellness includes having a set of guiding beliefs, principles, or values that give meaning and purpose to life and is an important part of one's character.
Possessing the capacity to love, have compassion for others and leading a life that is in harmony with oneself and others helps you to live a better life as well as improving the lives of those around you.
Emotional wellness involves having high self-esteem, confidence, satisfying relationships, a support network and staying optimistic and enthusiastic about life.
The key to living a healthy lifestyle often involves accepting one's feelings, which helps us to understand more about others and ourselves.
Environmental wellness engages learning and contributing to the health of the planet and a sustainable lifestyle.
Recognizing our responsibility for the quality of the air, water, and the land is a major step to creating a better world.
Making a positive impact on our environment, be it our homes, our communities or our planet contributes to healthy balance in life.
Social wellness is comprised of having a supportive social network, contributing to society, valuing cultural diversity and having positive interactions with those around you.
Social wellness keeps us happy, healthy and points toward the right directions in life.
Occupational wellness includes finding personal fulfillment and satisfaction from our chosen career fields or life goals while maintaining balance in our lives.
Positively impacting the organizations we work in and society as a whole through our careers helps ourselves and improves the lives of others.
The seven dimensions of wellness and their concepts, as a framework, emphasize wellness in a multi-dimensional way in order to meet the needs of multi-dimensional learners.
Physical wellness is achieved by eating well, exercising, avoiding harmful habits, getting enough sleep, recognizing the signs of disease, getting regular physical exams and taking steps to prevent injury.