Social Wellness

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Social Wellness is your ability to communicate with the people around you. Social wellness includes good communication skills, having meaningful relationships with friends, family, and co-workers, and the ability to create a support system. It is also important with social wellness that people are able to realize and respect themselves and others.

People who have an increase social wellness tend to feel better about themselves, they have higher energy levels, they are able to cope with stress better, and their self-esteem is higher. They have a fewer illness and diseases and  have healthier relationships. People who have a decreased social wellness can feel lonely which can lead to depression and isolation issues, they are at increased risk for illness, and can have an higher cholesterol.

Things that you can do to improve your social wellness are:

  • Spend time with friends and family
  • Have healthy relationships
  • Participate in community volunteer programs
  • Join a club or group that you enjoy
  • Accept diversity
  • Distance yourself from people that put you down, are users, or have negative outlooks on everything

Here are somethings you can do to have healthier relationships :

  • Communication
  • Be flexible
  • Take time for yourself
  • Fight fair
  • Have balance between the relationship and your social life
  • Be reliable

Anderson, S., & Hung, J. (n.d.). Social wellness. Retrieved October 24, 2015, from http://movetowardwellness.com/what-is-wellness/social-wellness

Bizjak, P. (n.d.). Social wellness. Retrieved October 24, 2015, from http://movetowardwellness.com/what-is-wellness/social-wellness

Social wellness factors]. (n.d.). Retrieved October 24, 2015, from http://www.unh.edu/health-services/ohep/social-wellness

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