Wellness Is Personal

Wellness Is Personal.

What might be important to one person isn't necessarily the same to another.  We may think of wellness as the ability to be physically active, or to have the energy to perform our daily tasks and care for our loved ones.  It may be that some feel that it is being free of illness or disease and others see it as a feeling of happiness and prosperity.

Creighton University Wellness is Personal (WIP) Mission Statement:

Our purpose is to provide and promote a healthy worksite culture that assists all employees, regardless of their starting point, in reaching and maintaining a healthy body through research based, innovative and supportive interventions, policies, tools and resources and encouragement of a relationship with a personal physician.  The ultimate goal is to address how wellness is personal for each of Creighton’s constituents.  Additionally, we hope to help contain direct costs (health care spending) and indirect costs (productivity and absenteeism) to the University as a result of reducing employee risk for chronic diseases associated with lifestyle factors.

"We're all busy with work, family, volunteer and other commitments, so finding time for wellness activities can be a challenge. But we also know that making time for exercise pays dividends both physically and mentally. My wife and I like to cycle on area trails and have incorporated rides into short trips exploring out of town trails. It has been an enjoyable way to spend time together while also improving our wellness. Find what works for you!"
                                    - Dan Burkey, VP