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What is Fitness and Wellness?

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Ever noticed that when you’re exercising, eating better and living a well-rounded life, you’re also much happier and successful? Georgia Southern University’s Armstrong campus offers Fitness and Wellness programs to help students keep themselves on the right track. We’ve got activities, seminars, trainers, group programs and more! Why wait? Bring your wellness to the next level!

What Is Wellness?

Wellness is a state of being well, a way of life, a choice and a lifestyle designed to achieve a person’s highest potential for well-being. It is an aspect of health cost management that focuses efforts on maximizing an employee’s general health and a decision a person makes to move toward optimal health. Furthermore, the concept of wellness uses daily practices that keep one “well” and involves maintaining good nutrition, exercise, stress control and good personal and social relationships. In addition, it is a balance of the mind, body, and spirit that results in an overall feeling of well-being, which is a process of becoming aware of and practicing healthy choices to create a more successful and balanced lifestyle.


  • Acknowledgement of, and appreciating one’s interdependence with, and impact on the natural environment.
  • Positively contributing to the protection and sustainability of our environment.
  • Establishing a positive physical living and working environment (positive energy – ‘qi’).


  • Freedom from illness, disease and need for medications.
  • Ability to function and regularly participate safely in a variety of activities.
  • Maintaining a balanced natural diet and regular sleeping habits.


  • Seeking opportunities for self enlightenment and liberation.
  • Progression toward a stronger sense of purpose, personal values and meaning of life.
  • A state of harmony with self and the rest of the world/universe.


  • Seeking and integrating opportunities to grow professionally, be challenged and successful.
  • Garnering satisfaction and enrichment from one’s chosen career and the professional relationships developed.
  • Capability to contribute positively, productively and safely to the collective whole.


  • A continuous openness to new concepts, ideas, perspectives and cultures.
  • An unbridled curiosity to seek new and diverse experiences/challenges.
  • Ability to successfully learn, apply new learning, change, and adapt.


  • Being aware and accepting of one’s feelings.
  • Ability to, and having outlets for expressing one’s emotions constructively.
  • Being able to adjust to change and seek positive outcomes.
  • Being happy and positive


  • Forming and contributing to positive relationships of mutual respect.
  • Comfortably and effectively performing a variety of social/group roles.
  • Seeking and fulfilling leadership roles that contribute positively to your community.

Last updated: 8/24/2022