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Dimensions of Wellness

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Did you know that there's more to "wellness" than not being sick?!

Yes – physical wellness is super important, of course; but there's really more to wellness that can help you lead a more fulfilled and healthy life. Lisa Barlage, Extension educator, chats with Jenny Lobb in the video above about ALL the dimensions that help create a lifestyle of wellness. There are nine dimensions in all: emotional, career, social, spiritual, physical, financial, intellectual, creative, and environmental wellness.

We have free fact sheets available on Ohioline that provide some related information about the process of aging and protecting your health as you age!

Check out this blog entry about What Does Wellness Mean to Me by one of our Extension educators for some thoughtful insight. OSU Extension family and consumer sciences (FCS) professionals share all kinds of other helpful tips and tricks on the Live Healthy Live Well blog.

Kathy Tutt, Jenny Lobb, and Loretta Sweeney, all with OSU Extension, discuss the dimensions of wellness on this Healthy Aging Network video.

The Ohio State University Student Wellness Center also shares a great summary about the nine dimensions of wellness. The center defines wellness as an "active and ongoing process that allows individuals and the broader community to reach their full potential."

Join our free "Spring into Wellness" Challenge! Are you done with bad weather and people being sick? Are you ready to re-charge your health by looking at the nine dimensions of wellness? Join OSU Extension for our six-week email wellness challenge to learn more about these and other wellness topics. Get tips, research info, and resources to help you blend the dimensions of wellness to be a healthier you. Vist and answer a few short questions to get registered.

All registered participants will receive a pre-challenge message. Participants will receive twice-weekly emails from April 4 to May 15. Optional resources will be available including our Live Healthy Live Well Blog, a free four-part wellness webinar series, and a fun Bingo card. Pre-and post-challenge online surveys will be used to track your progress. Contact Jenny at or 614-292-7775 for more information.

OSU Extension Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) serves thousands of people throughout Ohio every year. Our team of FCS professionals delivers the highest quality, research-based educational programs focused on building healthy people, healthy finances, and healthy relationships. We help people keep healthy through good nutrition and food safety, use their money wisely, and balance the demands of life and work. The goal of living well is built into the fabric of our FCS programs, as well as the DNA of our professionals whose mission is to make sure "Ohioans have the information, tools, and resources to actively engage in creating conditions in which they thrive as individuals, families, and communities."