When researching wellness tips, I discovered a website for Houston city employees entitled Wellness Connection.The site provides some good tips for starting off the New Year right. I hope you find value in these simple tips:
1. Start by thinking about what motivates you to get healthy.
2. Set SMART goals to help you measure your progress.
3. Track what you eat to help you avoid overeating.
4. Eat breakfast every day to start your day with energy.
5. Fill up on vegetables since they are full of vitamins, minerals, fiber and water.
6. Get active to improve your blood pressure and energy level.
7. Take it slowly – focus on one or two goals at a time.
Read the full article online.
Well-being and wellness are often synonymous with physical health. A common misconception is to confine well-being to just one aspect of our daily lives. It is the combination of all the things that are important to an individual - how people think about and experience life. Partnering with Gallup and the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC), the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) participated in the Gallup-Purdue Index study to research the relationship between membership in sororities and fraternities and to examine the long-term success of graduates as they pursue a career and a better life. Five elements of well-being were measured: purpose, social, financial, community and physical. It was found that fraternity and sorority members are more likely to thrive in each of the five elements when compared to all other college graduates. These research results provide validation for what we have known to be true for decades: sorority membership adds value to the college experience and beyond.
As we launch into 2017 what better new year’s wish than to consider your wellness and well-being, make healthy choices, live well together, find balance in life, eat your vegetables and don’t forget breakfast!
Donna C. King