Explore dimensions of wellness with Extension series

  • Courtesy of Illinois Extension

Submitted by Judy Mae Bingman, Illinois Extension
Posted1/24/2022 12:07 PM

Personal wellness is more than just diet and exercise. Wellness is multidimensional, encompassing physical, financial, emotional, social, spiritual, environmental, vocational, and intellectual.

"These eight dimensions work in harmony to help you achieve optimal health and well-being," said Jenna Smith, Illinois Extension nutrition and wellness educator.


Explore each dimension and develop personal wellness strategies during a free, self-guided University of Illinois Extension interactive program. Dimensions of Wellness begins Feb. 7 and spans eight weeks. Participants will receive information by email each Monday.

"We are striving for personal harmony that feels authentic to you," Smith said. "Armed with a new awareness of wellness, you will be able to build your own wellness plan so that you can be the best version of you in 2022."

Register before Feb. 6 at go.illinois.edu/8wellness. Participants will receive a self-assessment as part of the program. The assessment will help uncover strengths and opportunities for improvement.

"This self-assessment will guide your activities in the following weeks," Smith said. "By the end of the series, you will have learned about all eight dimensions and hopefully found more balance in your life."

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Each Monday, through March 28, participants will receive an email with a new dimension of wellness to explore, suggested activities, and a link to report that week's activities. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate, contact Kristin Bogdonas at kmbogdo@illinois.edu.

Participants who complete the weekly surveys will have an opportunity to win a prize at the end of the series.

The Illinois Extension leads public outreach for University of Illinois by translating research into action plans that allow Illinois families, businesses, and community leaders to solve problems, make informed decisions, and adapt to changes and opportunities.

• Source: Jenna Smith, Illinois Extension Nutrition and Wellness educator.

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