The Eight Dimensions of Wellness

What is Wellness?

The definition of wellness according to the National Wellness Institute is: “Wellness is an active process through which people become aware of, and make choices toward, a more successful existence.”

Three core tenants of wellness include:

  • Wellness is a conscious, self-directed, and evolving process of achieving full potential
  • Wellness is multidimensional and holistic, encompassing lifestyle, mental and spiritual well-being, and the environment
  • Wellness is positive and affirming

At Eaton, we are incredibly passionate about wellness and celebrate the following eight dimensions of wellness:

  • PHYSICAL WELLNESS: Taking care of your body to maintain and improve strength, flexibility, and function.
  • NUTRITIONAL WELLNESS: Making positive choices to nourish your body so it can be as healthy as possible, while you enjoy social, intellectual, and emotional experiences.
  • EMOTIONAL WELLNESS: Facing life with a positive attitude and enthusiasm, even in difficult times, because of how you see yourself, your goals, and your role in life and in the lives of others.
  • SPIRITUAL WELLNESS: Enjoying a continued sense of well-being, providing meaning and purpose that enrich your life and nourish your soul.  Creating a mind and body connection through your personal value system and other resources.
  • SOCIAL WELLNESS: Connecting and interacting with your environment and community through family and friends.
  • INTELLECTUAL WELLNESS: Exercising and strengthening your brain and stretching your creative and mental abilities through life-long learning. 
  • COMMUNITY WELLNESS: Reaching out to help others by providing support and sharing your experiences, talents, and abilities.
  • ENVIRONMENTAL WELLNESS: Protecting and improving their personal environment, and the environment at large, for health and safety benefits for themselves and the generations that follow.

Eaton’s Wellness Director, Sarah Schoeder, oversees a large variety of programs to enhance wellness at Eaton!

You can learn more about our Wellness Programs here, here, here, and here.