What is Wellness and Why Should I Care?

Wellness. What in the world is that? Wellness is a very vague word that can have multiple, broad meanings. Wellness could mean losing weight to one person, having some quiet time at the end of the day to someone else, and to another it could mean making sure to turn off the water while brushing your teeth.

If you’re still confused, the University Wellness Program can help by breaking it down with the seven dimensions they use to define Wellness here at Georgia Southern.


The goal of the University Wellness Program is to cultivate a balance of all seven dimensions in order to help students have the best college experience possible while helping them to be well rounded and successful.

For example, you don’t want to spend too much time socializing and neglect your classes and schoolwork, because your primary reason for being here is for academics. However, on the flip-slide of that, you also don’t want to spend all of your time studying and miss out on meeting new people, getting involved on campus, and making connections that could help you in the future.

In order to help students become more well, the University Wellness Program hosts various events each semester that target one or more of the seven dimensions. Keep an eye out for Be the Change Week at the end of October as well as Put Wellness in your Wednesday, which takes place once a month.

For more Wellness info, visit the Wellness Blog and the Student Health 101 Magazine


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