Wellness Dimensions

Programs included on the Wellness Passport Calendar of Events address at least one of the dimensions of wellness. A description of each dimension is provided below:

  • Physical - focuses on the state of your physical body. It also focuses on how you treat your body and react to its fluctuations in health. Some aspects of physical wellness include: maintaining proper nutrition, engaging in adequate physical exercise, and refraining from using alcohol, tobacco, and drugs.
  • Emotional - An awareness and acceptance of your feelings. Some aspects of emotional wellness include: optimism, trust, self-esteem, self-acceptance, self-control, and coping with stress.
  • Intellectual - Gaining new knowledge/learning. Some aspects of intellectual wellness include: openness to new ideas, a capacity to think critically, being curious, questioning concepts, and solving problems.
  • Social - Your relationships with other people. Some aspects of social wellness include: learning good communication skills, having loving or intimate relationships, establishing a support network, and participating in the enrichment of one’s community, country, and world.
  • Spiritual - Establishing a sense of self beyond physical being. Some aspects of spiritual wellness include: becoming involved in a religious affiliation, experiencing peace with nature, meditating, and developing skills in yoga or the martial arts.

  • Environmental - Protecting yourself from the world’s physical hazards. Some aspects of environmental wellness include: ultraviolet radiation, water pollution, air pollution, lead paint, and second hand tobacco smoke.

*Wellness Passport events must be an organized program such as a talk, lecture, open discussion, etc with specific learning outcomes related to one or more dimension of wellness. Tabling, health fairs, or similar events will not be approved for Wellness Passport.