UND is committed to its holistic approach to wellness. This means incorporating all Seven Dimensions of Wellness (emotional, environmental, intellectual, occupational, physical, social and spiritual) into your daily life.
Enhance each wellness dimension and find tips by exploring the menus below.
Work Well, UND's worksite wellness program for faculty and staff, is dedicated to inspiring, supporting and empowering UND employees to achieve well-rounded, seven-dimensional wellness. The following resources were gathered to promote healthy living among UND faculty & staff.
Spiritual wellness is a personal dimension that involves possessing a set of guiding beliefs, principles, or values that help give direction to one’s life. It involves faith, hope, and commitment to your individual beliefs that provides a sense of meaning and purpose. People can express their meaning and purpose in life through nature, art, music, religion, meditation, or good deeds performed towards others. Spiritual wellness may or may not involve religion. Although religion is an integral part of spirituality for some, one does not need to be involved in organized religion to be spiritual.
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The intellectual dimension encourages openness to new ideas, motivation to master new skills, a sense of humor, creativity, and curiosity. People who possess a high level of intellectual wellness have an active mind to grow, learn and engage the brain to prevent memory challenges. It could include taking an enrichment or community course, learning a new language, staying up with current events, attending theatre or arts activities, or doing brain-simulating activities such as crossword puzzles.
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Occupational wellness is a journey that involves making use of your gifts, skills, and talents in order to gain purpose, happiness, and enrichment in your life. The choice of profession, job satisfaction, career ambitions, and job performance are all-important components to your path. It also includes using resources at your place of employment and outside to enhance your growth. Broadening your occupational wellness might include: professional development opportunities, worksite wellness, purposeful training or reading, resume building, and conferences.
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Environmental wellness is an awareness of the state of the earth and the effects of your daily habits on the physical environment. It includes being involved in socially responsible activities to protect the environment. It could involve reducing, reusing, recycling, and conservation practices. If everyone made individual adjustments in their life, the impact on the environment would be great.
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Physical wellness encompasses a variety of healthy behaviors including adequate sleep, regular exercise, proper nutrition, and abstaining from harmful habits such as drugs and alcohol. It means learning about and being able to identify symptoms of disease, get regular medical checkups, and protect yourself from injuries and harm. Developing such healthy habits today will not only add years to your life, but will enhance the enjoyment and quality of those years.
Ray Richards Golf Course
Healthy UND Coalition
Weight Watchers @ Work
Work Well Ambassador Department Success
Health Club Credit
Patient Diabetes Management
Safety Escort Service
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Quit Tobacco Resources:
Social wellness includes cultivating communication skills, developing intimacy with others, and creating a support network of friends and family members who care about and love you for who you are. Social wellness includes having personal connections and interaction with friends and others, and may include involvement in a group or organization, volunteering, and feeling at peace with your contributions with society as a whole.
Local social wellness beyond UND:
RRV Catfish Club
Red River Runners
Grand Forks Curling Club
Prime Steel Car Club
Grand Forks Gun Club EGF Gun Club
Grand Forks Kennel Club
EGF Book Club
Grand Cities Bird Club
Roller Derby Club
Tuesday Wine Club
Coalition for a Healthy GGF
FORX Amateur Radio Club
Grand Forks Rotary
Emotional wellness encompasses optimism, self-esteem, self-acceptance, and the ability to share feelings. It also includes the ability to manage stress. People who manage stress well and have a high level of emotional wellness have more time to enjoy life. Techniques for managing stress include: surrounding yourself with a positive support network, eating well, managing your time appropriately, and practicing relaxation techniques and exercising.
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The Health & Wellness Unit believes that academic success starts with wellness success. The following resources were collected to encourage a culture of wellness and life balance in the lives of UND students.
Whether it is involving yourself in religious activities, meditation, or engulfing yourself with art and music, spiritual wellness is an integral component of wellness. Research has consistently indicated that spirituality cannot only help people recover from serious illness, but it can help people live longer and enjoy life more.
Tips for optimal spiritual wellness:
- Explore your spiritual core
- Spend time alone/meditate regularly
- Be inquisitive and curious
- Be fully present in everything you do
- Listen with your heart and live by your principles
- Allow yourself and those around you the freedom to be who they are
- See opportunities for growth in the challenges life brings you
Spiritual Wellness at UND
Newman Center, Christus Rex, Lotus Meditation Center , Wittenberg Lutheran Chapel, Hopper-Danley Memorial Chapel , Campus Crusade for Christ/Athletes in Action, Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), American Indian Student Services , Center for Student Involvement and Leadership , Department for Philosophy and Religion, Era Bell Thompson Multicultural Center , International Center
Spiritual Wellness at the Wellness Center
Spiritual Wellness beyond UND
Enhance intellectual wellness by attending museums, exhibits, and theater. UND offers numerous opportunities to enhance one’s intellectual wellness:
Tips for optimal intellectual wellness include:
- Take a course or workshop
- Learn (or perfect) a foreign language
- Seek out people who challenge you intellectually
- Stay up-to-date with current events
- Learn to appreciate art
Intellectual Wellness at UND
Intellectual Wellness at the Wellness Center
Resource area: located on the first floor of the Wellness Center, is an area where you can check your email, get information on almost any health or wellness topic and check out books or DVDs to take home with you.
Intellectual Wellness beyond UND
Tips for optimal occupational wellness include:
- Explore a variety of career options
- Create a vision for your future
- Choose a career that suits your personality, interests, and talents
- Visit a career planning/placement office and use the available resources
- Be open to change and learn new skills
Occupational Wellness at UND
Occupational Wellness at the Wellness Center
Occupational Wellness beyond UND
Always remember the 3 R’s of consumerism:
- Reduce the amount of pollution you generate
- Reuse containers, bags and batteries
- Recycle paper, glass, aluminum, and plastic
Tips for optimal environmental wellness:
- Stop your junk mail
- Conserve water and other resources
- Minimize chemical use
- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
- Renew your relationship with the earth
- Whenever possible, don’t buy what you don’t need
- To cut down on pollution, walk, ride your bike, or car-pool whenever possible
- Always turn your lights and appliances off when not using them
- Encourage your student organization to be environmentally sustainable
Environmental Wellness at UND
Environmental Wellness at the Wellness Center
Woodway EcoMil Treadmills: The EcoMill is totally self-powered; a green alternative to motorized treadmills. The onboard generator system produces power for the display and can be used to charge a phone or mp3 player with the USB charge station. Workout in an eco-friendly way!
Environmental Wellness beyond UND
Charities to donate to:
Tips for optimal physical wellness:
- Exercise daily
- Get adequate rest
- Use seat belts, helmets and other protective equipment
- Learn to recognize early signs of illness
- Practice safer sex, if you are sexually active. Abstinence is the most effective way to protect yourself from sexually transmitted diseases and unplanned pregnancy.
- Eat a variety of healthy foods and control your meal portions
- Stop smoking and protect yourself against second-hand smoke
- Use alcohol in moderation, if at all
Physical Wellness at UND
Student Health Services, Health & Wellness Peer Educators(Office of Substance Abuse Prevention, All Around Fitness Center (Bek Hall), Campus Escort Service , Center for Student Involvement and Leadership , Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, UND Dining Services , Healthy UND Walking Trails , Safety Office, Healthier U (Health & Wellness Resource Office), University Counseling Center, UND Wellness Center, Women’s Center
Physical Wellness at the Wellness Center
Physical Wellness beyond UND
Recent studies have indicated the importance of social relationships in one’s life. Feeling alone can have negative effects on your emotional/psychological wellness and it can adversely affect your physical wellness as well. Friends can serve as a source of encouragement and reinforcement for practicing healthy habits such as proper nutrition and exercise, and abstaining from risky behaviors such as smoking and drinking.
To protect your health and wellness stay connected to people, form new relationships and participate in various social activities.
Tips for optimal social wellness include:
- Cultivate healthy relationships
- Get involved
- Contribute to your community
- Share your talents and skills
- Communicate your thoughts, feelings and ideas
Social Wellness at UND
Center for Student Involvement and Leadership/Student Org listing, Greek Life , The Big Event, Student Life, Conflict Resolution Center, Memorial Union , American Indian Student Services, Multicultural Student Services, Lotus Meditation Center , International Center , Women’s Center , University Counseling Center , Peer Educators , Welcome Weekend , Athletics Schedules, UND Calendar
Social Wellness at the Wellness Center
Social Wellness beyond UND
Achieving emotional/psychological wellness is not always an easy process. The first step is to assess where you are now and determine what changes you wish to make. When self-help measures aren’t enough, seek professional help.
Tips for optimal emotional wellness:
- Be attentive to your thoughts and feelings
- Cultivate an optimistic attitude
- Seek and provide support
- Learn time management skills
- Practice stress management techniques
- Accept and forgive yourself
Emotional Wellness at UND
Emotional Wellness at the Wellness Center
Emotional Wellness beyond UND
Are you balanced in your Seven Dimensions?
Check back soon to take a self-assessment of your wellness! The results will identify your strongest dimensions and also highlight opportunities for growth.