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Wellness at UVM

Walk 2016HRS offers resources and programs to support employees seeking to find a healthy balance in their professional and personal lives. Our aim is to equip UVM employees to be more productive, more satisfied, and more engaged in their work environment - sustaining UVM's highly-qualified workforce and enhancing the quality of their work-life experience.

See information on Invest EAP - The University of Vermont's Wellness and Employee Assistance Program.

Read about the new BCBSVT Wellness Portal

What is Wellness?

“Wellness is defined as a dynamic process of becoming aware of and making conscious choices toward a more balanced and healthy lifestyle. In includes learning new life skills that address both the positive and negative aspects of human existence.” – The World Health Organization.

Wellness has also been defined as “a conscious, self-directed process of achieving full potential... encompassing lifestyle, mental and spiritual well-being, and the environment.” – The National Wellness Institute.

Why is Wellness important?

Sustaining an optimal level of wellness is vital for a high-qualify life. Optimal wellness is important in order to subdue stress, promote positive interactions, and reduce the risk of illness.

 

Last modified October 11 2016 01:30 PM