John Carroll University understands that wellness is important to the success of our employees . We are currently looking at ways to institute a more formal wellness program by promoting healthy lifestyle choices, encouraging a holistic philosophy and balance to life, and combining a pro-active, positive approach to healthy living, that emphasizes the whole person. We recognize that good health is more than the absence of illness, but rather a robust state of well-being that acknowledges the importance and inseparability of the mind-body relationship.
What are the benefits of participating in Wellness Programs?
Reduced Stress and Anxiety: We now know that nutrition and fitness, work satisfaction, family life, and physical and emotional health issues all affect one another. Learning healthier lifestyles reduces the strain on the body, mind, and spirit.
Improved Work Performance: Research indicates that healthy employees do better work, are happier in their jobs, and are more able to adapt to changes and meet new challenges. Wellness programs on career issues are but one way to begin growing.
Improved Interpersonal Relationships: Our health very much affects our mood and spirit. Improving mental, emotional, physical, and/or spiritual health improves our lives in general. This helps to balance work/life issues.
Do you have ideas you’d like to see implemented for wellness at JCU?
We encourage you to share your ideas with us so that we can tailor the program to fit your needs. Please submit any ideas you have through the form below.
We encourage your participation in existing Fitness Programs:
View a listing of fitness classes offered by the Athletics department, including spinning and yoga.
The following are links that can help you with your health and wellness goals:
- American Heart Association
- QuitDay – Get inspired to quit smoking
- American Lung Association
- Centers for Disease Control
- American Diabetes Association
- National Institutes of Health
- Dietary Guidelines – US Department of Health and Human Services
- Emotional Eating-Breaking the Cycle
- Hunger and Fullness Continuum
- Intuitive Eating: The 10 Principles