Living a Balanced Life. Presented by: Amanda Ostgulen Office of Student Engagement, KU Medical Center. The Plan…. What is balance? What is wellness? Definitions and Dimensions of wellness Exploring Wellness and the Benefits of Being Balanced The Challenge. What is Balance?.
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Office of Student Engagement, KU Medical Center
1. a state of equilibrium or equipoise; equal distribution of weight, amount, etc.
2. mental steadiness or emotional stability; habit of calm behavior, judgment, etc.
3. the power or ability to decide an outcome by throwing one's strength, influence, support, or the like, to one side or the other.
Health Happiness Balance
Exercise Rest Positivity
Healthy meals Faith Long Life
Open Minded Confident Centered
Intellectual Positive Relationships
Webster defines wellness as:
1.the quality or state of being healthy in body and mind, esp. as the result of a deliberate effort.
2.an approach to healthcare that emphasizes preventing illness and prolonging life, as opposed to emphasizing treating diseases.
The Student Wellness program at KUMC focuses on 6 areas….
1. Cultural 4. Physical
2. Emotional 5. Social
3. Intellectual 6. Spiritual
Research suggests that the “wellest of the well” (aka well-balanced people) possess the following qualities, to an uncommon degree…