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Mind Body Wellness Challenge

Wellness Challenge

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Davis, CA 95616

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Spiritual Wellness

Spiritual wellness refers to the practice of integrating those beliefs and values with action toward bettering both ourselves and the world around us.

The National Wellness Institute highlights spirituality as one of the six dimensions of overall human wellness. A person who is spiritually well:
• Examines personal values and beliefs
• Searches for the deeper meanings of life
• Has a clear understanding of right and wrong
• Reflects and meditates
• Finds joy in everyday life

There are several studies about the positive effects that spirituality has on physical health. Spiritual strength promotes positive thinking, positive attitudes, and positive health which all work toward creating a healthy body. Regardless of whether you believe in a particular religious faith, there is always something to be learned about how to see yourself in the world and personal meaning.

Please click on the following link for information on spirituality and health:

http://www.emaxhealth.com/1506/9/35913/take-care-your-spiritual-wellness-march.html

The UC Davis Wellness Portal lists many resources on the Davis campus and surrounding community for improving your spiritual health and is available at the following link:

http://mywellness.ucdavis.edu/spiritual.html

Spiritual Wellness Challenge Ideas

  • Deepen your existing spiritual or religious commitment or seek out a new tradition.
  • Learn/practice meditation, yoga or tai chi.
  • Take time to quietly reflect each day.
  • Forgive freely.
  • Choose your own healthy habit in this category.