What is “Wellness”?
What do you think about when you hear the word “wellness”? Lifestyle choices? Doctors? Medications? While these things are important, they do not paint the whole picture of wellness.
It is the ability to feel good, live well and be healthy. It helps us thrive, adds quality to our lives and helps us feel fulfilled. Wellness influences our decisions; how we create and learn, spend our free time and work; how we build our lives, families, and communities; and how we connect with each other and contribute to making our province better.
Wellness doesn’t just happen. It begins in the environments we create together – the places where people live, work, learn, and play. Not all members of our communities have the same opportunities to be well. In fact, our communities can only truly become models of wellness when we create the conditions that will provide everyone the chance to be well.