Wellness is about more than individual lifestyle choices. It is shaped by the people around us and the places where we live, learn, work and spend our free time. Just like a tree, wellness needs the right conditions to grow. These people and places form the supportive environments that nourish our wellness like soil, water and sunshine.
Creating a supportive social environment in a home, community, school or workplace means building positive relationships that nurture the emotional well-being of everyone involved. When we feel supported by others, we are more likely to make healthier choices.
Creating a supportive physical environment means designing buildings, grounds, indoor and outdoor play or rest spaces in and around our homes, communities, schools or workplaces that are safe, encourage people to connect with each other, are accessible to everyone and support healthy choices.
When the social and physical environments (the people and places) around us are supportive of our wellness, we are more likely to be healthy and resilient and enjoy a great quality of life! There are many success stories about how people in New Brunswick are creating supportive social and physical environments for wellness. The Wellness Movement celebrates these efforts and inspires further action to create supportive environments in our homes, communities, schools and workplaces so people throughout New Brunswick can make healthy choices and are empowered to thrive!
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