The Wolf Wellness Lab believes that health and wellness is more than just physical health. We seek to optimize the individual and collective health of our students, staff, faculty, and the surrounding community.
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According to the World Health Organization, mental wellness is defined as “a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.”
In order to do these things we must be able to respond to life's stressor appropriately and responsibility in order to live a healthy life.
Here is an infographic tool on how to Take 5 when necessary.
Stress is something that everyone experiences, so learning how to cope with its effects is something that everyone needs to master for their own physical and psychological well-being.
Those who do not learn and do not use appropriate stress-management techniques can experience a variety of negative effects, including physical illness, psychological illness, damaged personal relationships, poor productivity, and more.
With that, feel free to try our Stress Management Challenge, with a tracking sheet.
The University of West Georgia offers an amazing service for all faculty, students and staff
called the Counseling Center. Where individuals are dedicated in allowing distressed students
an opportunity to succeed academically by solving their concerns.
Mindfulness is defined as:
a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.
How being mindful helps the body/mind:
- Lowers stress
- Restores emotional balance
- Increases resilience
- Reduces anxiety
- Slows aging
- Reduces physical pain
- Reduces depressions
- Improves sleep quality, reduce fatigue
- Improves concentration
Ways to achieve this:
- Eat mindfully
- Walk mindfully
- Observe your breathing
- Connect with your senses
- Pause between action
- Listen wholeheartedly
- Get lost in the flow of doing things you love
- Shower mindfully
- When with someone, be there completely
Nutrition Information and Recipes
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- Smart Shopping!
- UWG Healthy Eating: Dining Hall Edition
- Choose Healthier Calories, Not Less
- Check out our recipes used with our Educational Cooking Cart!
Courses coming soon!
Giving Guidelines A Go Video Series
National guidelines serve to provide evidence-based guidance to help individuals and groups maintain or improve their health and wellness. Below we have provided information on numerous national health and wellness guidelines and how you can make simple lifestyle changes based on the recommendations.