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Campus Wellness Challenge

Intellectual Wellness:

Those who enjoy intellectual (or mental) wellness constantly challenge their minds. An active mind is essential to wellness because it detects problems, finds solutions, and directs behavior. People who enjoy intellectual wellness never stop learning; they continue trying to learn new things throughout their lifetime. They seek out and relish new experiences and challenges.

Ways to be Intellectually well:

• Openness to new ideas

• Capacity to question

• Ability to think critically

• Motivation to master new skills

• Sense of humor

• Creativity

• Curiosity

• Lifelong learning

Definition and Information from:

Fahey/Insel/Roth, Fit & Well: Core Concepts and Labs in Physical Fitness and Wellness, Chapter 1

McGraw-Hill Higher Education

Link to Chapter


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