Wellness Education

Wellness is more than just the absence of illness and disease. It’s fulfillment in several areas that are interconnected and contribute to your overall health and wellness.

Are you interested in facilitating an information session on one of the wellness priorities? Please email the email the Public Health Officer at publichealth@durhamtech.edu

Well-being Priorities

We will focus on six (6) well-being priorities: Physical, Community, Financial, Mental, Purposeful, and Emotional.

Physical well-being is maintaining health by participating in regular exercise, eating balanced and nutritious meals, and getting adequate sleep. Regular physical activity, healthy eating, and positive sleep habits can also reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, and some cancers.

Community well-being is contributing and connecting individual passions and strengths that foster a safe and supportive environment. Having positive interactions and enjoying being with others establishes a strong sense of community, which can lead to improved moods and an enhanced self-esteem.

Financial well-being is how much your financial situation and money choices provide you with security and freedom of choice.

Mental well-being enables people to cope with the stresses of life, realize their abilities, learn well and work well, and contribute to their community. Mental health is determined by a complex interplay of individual, social, and structural stresses and vulnerabilities that affect our perception and evaluation of our life.

Purposeful well-being is regularly engaging in personally meaningful and satisfying work that aligns with values and goals. Research shows that having a satisfying work-life has a positive impact on physical and emotional wellbeing.

Emotional well-being is the ability to be self-aware and cope with challenges and emotional needs while developing overall resiliency. The ability to mindfully identify your needs, cope with tough situations, and manage stress are some of the aspects of emotional wellbeing. A positive sense of emotional wellbeing will allow you to be able to function in society and handle the demands of everyday life.

Wellness Webinars and Resources

The North Carolina Office of State Human Resources (OSHR) hosts monthly virtual Lunch and Learns focused on the health and wellness of State employees. You’ll also find upcoming webinars as well as a list of recordings, presentations, and recipes from previous webinars.

Looking for additional wellness information? Visit OSHR’s wellness resource webpage where you’ll find everything from Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation to Heart Health information.