Ashland University Campus Wellness

Wellness… it’s more than diet and exercise!

Wellness is an interactive process of becoming aware of and practicing healthy choices to create a more successful and balanced lifestyle.

  1. Striving for a balanced lifestyle is an integrated living pattern that involves several dimensions:  physical, social, environmental, occupational, spiritual, intellectual and emotional (see model).  The process of achieving wellbeing is constant and dynamic.
  2. Aware means that you are by nature continuously seeking more information about how you can improve.
  3. Choices mean that you have considered a variety of options and selected those that seem to be in your best interest.
  4. Success is determined by you to be your personal collection of accomplishments for your life.

(adapted from University of Nebraska, Lincoln)

AU Eagle Well's Vision is to have the healthiest campus possible where faculty, staff and students can enjoy optimal wellness.

AU Wellness Mission:  Provide holistic and integrative programming and services to assist faculty, staff and students in creating a happy, healthy and balanced lifestyle.

 A Wellness Way of Life

Ashland University Elements of Wellness

well·ness

\wel-nəs\

noun
1. an interactive process of becoming aware of and practicing healthy choices to create a more successful and balanced lifestyle.

(adapted from University of Nebraska, Lincoln)

ELEMENT

SYMBOL

SYMBOL EXPLAINED

EXAMPLES

Emotional Wellness

  • The awareness and acceptance of feelings and emotions.
Emotional Wellness - heart logo
  • The heart represents the general source of emotions (vs. the mind/brain as a symbol for rational thought).
  • Fitness and exercise
  • Relationships with peers/family
  • Balancing work and family
  • Laughing and crying
  • Adequate sleeping patterns

Environmental Wellness

  • The recognition of interdependence with nature.
Environmental Wellness - tree logo
  • The tree is a general, easy-toidentify representative of the natural realm.
  • Reduce, reuse, recycle
  • Reusing materials
  • Adopting Leave-No-Trace
  • Conserving water and fuels
  • Spend time in a state/national park
  • Finding value in surroundings
  • Positive workplace & attitude
  • Air quality

Intellectual Wellness

  • The openness to new concepts and ideas.
Intellectual Wellness - lightbulb logo
  • A light bulb is a general representative for fresh thinking, innovation and creativity.
  • Reading & learning for fun
  • Participation in class, organization
  • Adopting a new hobby
  • Traveling
  • Adequate sleeping patterns
  • Self-help information
  • Acceptance of cultural differences

Occupational Wellness

  • The ability to enjoy a chosen career and/or contribute to society through volunteer activities.
Occupational Wellness - gear logo
  • A gear with cogs or teeth represents a unit of labor or effort.
  • Continuing education
  • Satisfying career/profession
  • Volunteering
  • Workplace safety
  • Exercise
  • Professional Development
  • Positive work place and attitude

Physical Wellness

  • The maintenance of a healthy body through good nutrition, regular exercise, and avoidance of harmful habits.
Physical Wellness
  • An individual person represents the human body.
  • Fitness and exercise; stretching
  • Personal hygiene
  • Walk/cycle to work
  • Know your numbers: cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure
  • Good nutrition
  • Adequate sleeping patterns
  • Regular medical/dental exams

Social Wellness

  • The ability to perform social roles effectively, comfortably, and without harming others.
Social Wellness
  • Three persons with connected hands represent harmony, networking, and friendship.
  • Establish and maintain personal friendships
  • Community involvement
  • Attending social settings, ie. festivals, neighborhood events
  • Group fitness classes
  • Hobby/activity organizations
  • Acceptance of cultural differences

Spiritual Wellness

  • The meaning and purpose of human existence.
Spiritual Wellness
  • The sun represents the beginning and end of a day; a reflection of the source of growth and vitality in the universe.
  • Solar symbols can have meaning in religion.
  • Meditation; prayer
  • Religious affiliation
  • Exercise
  • Freedom
  • Service to others
  • Moral integrity
  • Respect for others
  • Time in nature

Download your own graphics to distribute or to use as a reminder

Black & White

Example of the black & white versions of the wellness logos (emotional, intellectual, spiritual, environmental, social, physical and occupational)

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Color

Example of the color versions of the wellness logos (emotional, intellectual, spiritual, environmental, social, physical and occupational)

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