NMCC - Wellness


  •     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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