Live Well @ BYU
Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. Wellness is more than being free from illness, it is a dynamic process of change and growth.
"The healthy man, who takes care of his physical being, has strength and vitality; his temple is a fit place for the spirit to reside..."
- Pres. David O. McKay
"Wellness is a conscious, self-directed and evolving process of achieving full potential."
- The National Wellness Institute
Why Wellness Matters
Maintaining an optimal level of wellness is absolutely crucial to live a higher quality life. Wellness matters because everything we do and every emotion we feel relates to our well-being. In turn, our well-being directly affects our actions and emotions. It’s an ongoing circle. Therefore, it is important for everyone to achieve optimal wellness in order to subdue stress, reduce the risk of illness and ensure positive interactions.