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What is Wellness?

Wellness doesn’t necessarily mean that you are 100% healthy and in tip-top shape. Instead, wellness is about striving for a healthy lifestyle, making wellness a natural part of your every day life, and reducing your risk for chronic and serious health conditions.

Embracing wellness has many components. As an example, your employee benefits from UMS play a role in wellness. In fact, maximizing your benefits is key to improving your health and lowering your health care spending.

Here’s the basic formula:

Good Health Habits
Good Financial Habits
Smart Spending
Using Free Resources
Achieving a Healthy Lifestyle

Not only will focusing on health and wellness improve your quality of life, it also will help to:

  • Reduce future health insurance premiums
  • Decrease absenteeism
  • Improve productivity
  • Strengthen UMS’s ability to attract new students and employees

You don’t have to tackle everything all at once. Just pick one area in which you can make better choices. When you can, choose another area. Soon, paying attention to wellness will become a habit: easy and good for you.