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Wellness Program-PURPOSE

PURPOSE

The Wellness Program provides resources and information for students and employees to help them achieve healthier, more well-rounded lives.

We provide educational events throughout the semester to address the variety of factors that influence college life such as nutrition, stress management, financial planning, and goal setting and maintenance.

Wellness Overview

Wellness is a humanistic approach to life that incorporates several dimensions. Achieving an optimal level of well-being is an ongoing personal journey. The concept of wellness is holistic, meaning that one area cannot be neglected while another is fulfilled.

The Wellness Program at Texas A&M-Commerce is deeply committed to promoting an environment conducive to learning and healthy lifestyles for our students, faculty, and staff. Please visit the pages in this section to learn more about each dimension of wellness and locate on-campus programs and events to help you achieve your best self!

Check out our campus walking maps!

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SPIRITUAL WELLNESS

AWARENESS OF PERSONAL BELIEFS

Purpose

Spiritual wellness is about exploring, discovering, and understanding the meaning and purpose in life. Each person’s understanding of spirituality can be religious or secular in nature; those who are spiritually balanced have an appreciation for the depth of life and a thorough understanding of themselves.

On-Campus Resources

Student Organizations – search religious or spiritual

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ENVIRONMENTAL WELLNESS

RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR SURROUNDINGS; THE RECOGNITION OF AN INTERDEPENDENCE WITH NATURE

Purpose

Environmental wellness involves learning more about our physical surroundings and the role that we play in keeping it healthy, safe, and sustainable.

Tips for responsible living

  • Reduce waste
  • Re-use items when possible
  • Recycle
  • Plant a garden
  • Eat locally
  • Conserve energy whenever possible
  • Invest in re-usable grocery bags
  • Walk to class!

On-campus resources

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SOCIAL WELLNESS

HEALTHY INTERACTIONS WITH OTHERS

Purpose

Social wellness emphasizes the importance of relationships. Creating connections with others to share in life experiences allows individuals to exchange support and develop a sense of fellowship and belonging. Those who are socially well create relationships based on interdependence instead of codependency; these healthy relationships involve mutual trust and respect.

On-Campus Resources

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EMOTIONAL WELLNESS

CULTIVATING AWARENESS AND ACCEPTANCE OF YOUR FEELINGS

Purpose

Those who are emotionally well are able to recognize, manage, and appropriately express a wide range of feelings, including happiness, joy, fear, anger, and sadness. These individuals have a sense of humor, a positive self-image, and seek support from others when needed.

On-Campus Resources

Counseling Center

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PHYSICAL WELLNESS

MAINTAINING THE HEALTH OF YOUR BODY

Purpose

Physical wellness involves being attentive to the needs of your body. This includes seeing your physician regularly, getting sufficient sleep each night, eating a well-balanced diet, staying hydrated, and getting plenty of exercise.

Check out our Campus Walking Maps!

On-Campus Resources

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OCCUPATIONAL WELLNESS

EXPERIENCING PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENT AND SATISFACTION

Purpose

Occupational wellness is about enriching your life through selecting appropriate leisure activities and career pursuits. Those that are occupationally satisfied will choose a career that is consistent with their personal beliefs, goals, lifestyle, and values. One must have an understanding of the commitment, preparation, and discipline required to achieve success in his or her desired profession.

On-Campus Resources

Career Development

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