What are you going to do to improve your health? Start today by taking advantage of this opportunity to learn and apply the dimensions of wellness to your everyday to help increase your quality of life.
Take a look at the nomination form to see where you need to improve your health (nomination form). You could be the next recipient of the award! You never know who you are influencing. Be a role model and get healthier at the same time!
Why Did We Improve the Healthy Living Award?
The Healthy Living Award is designed to enable all Fleming College employees to give recognition and appreciation to their co-workers for living and advocating a healthy lifestyle. The improved Healthy Living Award allows employees to develop a better understanding of how to live a healthy life by applying the dimensions of wellness (occupational, physical, social, intellectual and spiritual/emotional) to their everyday life. (Dimensions of Wellness descriptions below)
Why should I participate?
- Recognize a deserving peer for their wellness efforts
- Develop a new perspective of the benefits of a healthy life (by understanding what the dimensions of wellness are, and how to apply them to your life)
- Become a role model for family, friends and peers by advocating/demonstrating a healthy lifestyle
The Healthy Living Award will…
Take place once a year across all Fleming College campuses. Employees are encouraged to nominate more than one colleague if they feel there is multiple candidates for this award.
Do you know of a peer or co-worker that lives a healthy lifestyle?
You will have two weeks to nominate. The nomination form will be available as of May 28 – June 11, 2018.
Thanks to the past Fitness & Health Promotion students for their hard work in assisting Human Resources by redesigning The Healthy Living Award to help increase your overall wellness here at Fleming College and at home with your friends and family.
Dimensions of Wellness
- Occupational wellness is the satisfaction and attitude that one feels towards their career path. It is the contribution of one’s gifts, talents and skills to a career that is both significant, and rewarding. Job satisfaction, personal performance, as well as career ambition are significant factors in occupational wellness.
- Physical Wellness is more than just personal fitness; it also encompasses diet, and disease prevention. Pursuing physical activity, a balanced diet according to Canada’s food guide, and a proactive approach to their health through use of available health care and information are aspects of Physical Wellness.
- Social Wellness encourages the contribution to one’s community and environment. It is the pursuit of time with friends, and family, as well as promoting a healthy lifestyle to others
- Intellectual Wellness is the ever continuing search for knowledge. It is includes furthering ones education, as well as spreading knowledge to others. It also means challenging one’s creativity, problem solving, and learning. It also includes reading books and magazines, keeping informed on world issues.
- Spiritual Wellness is the recognition and development of a sense of purpose and meaning to one’s existence. It encompasses the deep appreciation and wonder for all the forces of life in our universe. A spiritually well person respects and celebrates the beliefs of those who are different from themselves.
- Emotional Wellness is the acceptance of one’s feelings. An emotionally well person has a positive and enthusiastic view on life, effectively manages stress, and can recognize and empathize with the emotions of others as well as express their emotions freely.