Well-Being is a state in which an individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.
Live Well Goodhue County believes well-being is a positive outcome that is meaningful for people and for many sectors of society, because it tells us that people perceive that their lives are going well. Good living conditions (e.g., housing, employment, safe places for physical activity, access to nutritious foods and clean air) are fundamental to well-being. Well-being integrates mental health (mind) and physical health (body) resulting in more holistic approaches to disease prevention and health promotion.
Well-being is associated with numerous health, job, family, and economically-related benefits. For example, higher levels of well-being are associated with decreased risk of disease, illness, and injury; better immune functioning; speedier recovery; and increased longevity. Individuals with high levels of well-being are more productive at work and are more likely to contribute to their communities.
There are many different ways to improve your well-being, the activities and websites listed below are just some that are available. Live Well Goodhue County will continue to share more.
Practicing mindfulness can be beneficial in many ways. It can help us live in the present moment, regulate our emotions, and decrease stress.
Watch the following videos to see how mindfulness can benefit you!