The 4 Pillars of Wellbeing

There has been a lot of talk for many years as to what we determine to be “wellbeing or wellness”, what are the core functions that as humans we should consider when working on our overall wellbeing. It has been generally determined that there are a number of essential “pillars” or dimensions of health and wellbeing, with each one needing to be considered, understood and supported in order to achieve what has been termed “general wellness”. Understanding what these “pillars” are and how they influence or impact each other will help you make just the right changes to your lifestyle to ultimately feel improvement with either 1 or all of those pillars that you may feel is out of balance. Each pillar is connected and influences or impact the others at some stage.

What is Wellness?

The traditional definition usually states something along the consideration given to a state of being healthy in body and mind. As far back as 1964, The World Health Organisation (WHO) had vision to consider that the definition of Health was
“…a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”

Consider now the fast pace of today’s world, changing workplace demographics, increasing use of technologies and the blur between work and home life for many, and “Wellbeing” has been catapulted into the spotlight. How can organisations support the dimensions of wellbeing in the workplace? How do they determine in what way employees can manage their increasingly busy world and maintain a balance and how can they empower and support individuals to self direct to achieve the desired optimum balance of “wellbeing”?

For more information, click here for downloading Kiqplan – The 4 Pillars of Wellbeing.

Vikki O’Shannessey

Chief Marketing Officer

Vikki is a vastly experienced marketing practitioner with 25 years of working with global, industry-leading technology corporations in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom. Vikki brings to SMG Technologies a track record of accomplishment in planning and delivering integrated, multi-channel marketing campaigns and is instrumental in shaping the business’ strategic direction, corporate partnerships and new business acquisition.


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