LEARNING TO LIVE WELL
Corning Community College is striving to achieve a culture of wellness on campus. In a collaborative effort, many departments on campus will work in coordination with each other to bring wellness initiatives to the Corning Community College Campus and Community. Some of these offices include Wellness Education, Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Health Services, Athletics, Intramurals and Recreation, Student life, Campus Ministry, and Advising and Counseling. One of our wellness initiatives is an annual Wellness Fair in the Wellness Education Center Gymnasium. Local community businesses and campus departments participate to provide our campus and community with wellness resources.
Our collaborative goal is to empower students, faculty and staff to achieve higher levels of personal wellness by providing the resources necessary to foster growth leading to a culture of wellness on campus and in the community.
Wellness has been defined in several different ways and many professional organizations tend to agree on the definition as an “active process through which people become aware of, and make choices toward, a more successful existence”. National Wellness Institute
Acceptance, awareness and management. Emotional acceptance is the ability to understand your personal abilities and limitations realistically. Awareness is recognizing your feelings and the feeling others. Management is the ability to cope or control your feelings and how to find support when necessary.
The functional operation of the body. It involves the health-related components of physical fitness, muscular strength, muscular endurance.
Involves your concern for humanity as a whole. It is the ability to get along and interact with others.
The preservation of natural resources as well as plant and animal life.
The personal satisfaction with your vocation.
Involves your personal search for meaning and direction in your life.
Your acquisition of knowledge throughout life involves engaging your mind in creative and stimulating activities. Learning should never stop.
The wellness lifestyle is a coordinated and integrated living pattern that involves several dimensions of life and their interconnection. Each dimension of your life offers opportunity for personal growth. Learning to find balance in the many dimensions of your life is the key to pursing and obtaining a life of wellness. Remember that this is an evolving process of self-responsibility, thinking, and attitude towards higher levels of well-being.