NMCC - Wellness

Medical Assisting Wellness Assessment

Do you get enough exercise?
Do you know how to reduce your stress?
Do you know how much bodyfat you are carrying?
Do you know what is a healthy bodyfat percentage?
Do you know what your blood pressure is right now?



  •     Wellness is a multidimensional ever evolving process dealing with a person’s “wellbeing.”
  •     It includes physical, emotional, spiritual, social, psychological, intellectual, occupational, and environmental wellbeing.
  •     Without balance within these various components of wellness “wellbeing” cannot be achieved.

Physical Wellbeing
  •     Physical activity including cardiovascular training, strength training, and flexibility conditioning.
  •     Recognizing illnesses, seeking medical care when necessary, and maintaining health screening schedules.
  •     Making healthy choices:  nutrition, not smoking, using your seatbelt, using helmets and other protective gear.

Emotional Wellbeing
  •     Recognize and accept we all have a wide range of feelings.
  •     Be true to your feelings.
  •     Strive to be positive and optimistic.
  •     Take ownership of your actions.

Spiritual Wellbeing 
  •     Make choices in your life that fit with your values and add to the purpose of your life.
  •     Actions in our lives that help us to reach a state of harmony and balance with ourselves and our relationships with others.

Social Wellbeing
  •     Pursue harmony within your family.
  •     Strive to be engaged.
  •     Be involved with others that support your interests.
  •     Being a positive contributor to your community by volunteering. 

Psychological Wellbeing 

  •     Participate in activities that will aid in reducing stress in your life.
  •     If you need professional help, seek out assistance, do not let the stigma of mental illness be a barrier.
  •     Do not use drugs or alcohol to deal with loses or stress.
  •     Do get plenty of sleep, proper nutrition, and be active.

Intellectual Wellbeing
  •     Engage in activities that stimulate your mind and your creativity.
  •     Identify problems and seek solutions using your intellect.
  •     Being a productive member of society.

Occupational Wellbeing
  •     Choose work activities that compliment your skills, talents, and interests.
  •     Follow a career path that is compatible with your personal values.
  •     Choose work that provides you with personal stimulation, satisfaction and enjoyment.
  •     Balance your work time and your leisure time.
  •     Recognize activities you do during your work can contribute to an injury.

Environmental Wellbeing
  •     Recycle, conscientiously conserve energy, do not leave the water running, use reusable shopping bags.
  •     Commit to being a good steward of the environment.





The state or condition of being in good physical and mental health: "stress affects every aspect of wellness".

Physical wellbeing
The American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association has the following recommendations for adults 18-65 years of age:
  • Moderate-intensity aerobic activity a minimum of 30 minutes 5 days a week or vigorous-intensity aerobic activities a minimum of 20 minutes 3 days a week or a combination of each.
  • Moderate and vigorous activities are in addition to light activities of daily living.
  • Muscular strength and muscular endurance of major muscle groups 2 times per week or more 10 – 15 repetitions and a minimum of 3 sets.
  • Flexibility exercises 2 days per week or more for at least 10 minutes per day.
  • Balance exercises to reduce the risk of injury from falls. 

Being physically active is safe for most people.  Take the Par_Q Questionnaire to determine if you need to see your physician before you start a physical activity program.  

Emotional wellbeing
Emotional Wellbeing

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