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BeWell Commitment Statement:

Penn State Health’s mission is to continually improve the health and well-being of the people of Pennsylvania, and beyond. To achieve this mission, we must support and empower our employees to be well by offering inclusive and engaging benefits. The Penn State Health BeWell program aims to foster a culture of well-being across the health system that supports and empowers employees, in all dimensions, to improve their quality of life.

8 Dimensions of Well-being:

At Penn State Health, we focus on the eight dimensions of well-being: physical, social, occupational, environment, financial, intellectual, emotional and spiritual. All of the eight dimensions work together and are an integral to total well-being.

The BeWell program is designed to support the employees of Penn State Health. For Penn State College of Medicine employees, please visit faculty.med.psu.edu/wellness/ to learn more about wellness initiatives offered by the College.

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PHYSICAL Well-being

Part of overall health includes regular physical activity, a healthy diet and sufficient sleep. With the time pressures of work and home life, it is easy for these areas to be neglected, often with the thought that the time spent sleeping, cooking something healthy, or going for a walk could be better spent elsewhere; however, without these physical elements of wellness, it becomes harder to perform at a high level in the longterm. It is important to recognize that physical activity and maintaining a healthy diet do improve general wellbeing, which affects overall mental health.

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FINANCIAL well-being

Satisfaction with current and future financial situations is a part of overall wellness and balance. It is important to keep in mind how you manage the daytoday stress of living on a budget, along with having a plan for whatever your financial situation may be. Financial stresses can be significant, and managing them is the best way to promote wellness in this area.

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It is important to find personal satisfaction and enrichment from your work.

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Social well-being

In terms of happiness in your social life, it is vital to develop a sense of connection and belonging and to have a welldeveloped support system.

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SPIRITUAL well-being

Spiritual wellness involves understanding your sense of purpose and meaning in life. It is a personal journey and could involve prayer, meditation, affirmations or specific spiritual practices that are meaningful. Using values, beliefs and principles to help ground your decisions and actions can lead to balance and overall wellness.

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EMOTIONAL Well-being

It is important to be able to cope effectively with life, and create satisfying relationships, in order to achieve the balance necessary to be mentally healthy and well. Emotional wellness involves being aware of and accepting your feelings; adjusting to change, both good and bad; coping with stress; and enjoying life despite occasional disappointments and frustrations.



Good health is promoted when you occupy pleasant, stimulating environments that support wellbeing. There is no onesizefitsall when it comes to environmental wellness. Each person has to find what works best for themselves. The key is to discover what environment promotes balance and wellness for you personally.

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A cornerstone of being a fulfilled person is intellectual growth, recognizing creative abilities and finding ways to expand knowledge and skills.

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