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The 5 Pillars of Comprehensive Health & Wellness
“You cannot give something to someone you do not first possess yourself.”
Understanding the 5 Pillars can help you achieve health and wellness and successfully meet the challenges that many service members experience. Achieving wellness requires an individual to embrace the following components in their own unique way.
Click on each pillar for more information:
The Mental Pillar of health and wellness is a continuum of well-being related to thinking, feeling, behavior, and mood which helps people in their ability to cope with ordinary life stressors, realize their abilities, learn, work, and contribute to their community.
The spiritual pillar of health and wellness is finding meaning and purpose in your life while achieving greater mindfulness. It is a cultivation of awareness of unity with something greater than oneself, and finding harmony with self and your surroundings.
The Financial pillar of health and wellness is feeling in control of your money, having the capacity to address a financial emergency, being on track toward your SMART goals, and having the financial freedom to make life choices. Financial Wellness is the present stability and future resiliency of your money.
The physical pillar of health and wellness is recognizing the need for physical activity, healthy foods, and sleep, as well as preventing illness and injury. Physical health and wellness is the ability to maintain a healthy quality of life that allows us to get through our daily activities without fatigue or physical stress.
Understanding Motivation. (7:51min)
Eating on a Healthy Budget. (3:11min)
Supplement Use. (7:1min)
Mindfulness: Stillness Practice (4:27)
How Self-Determination Influences Motivation. (8:52 min)
Mapping Out Meaning for Employees (PDF)
Want to learn more about the 5 Pillars of Comprehensive Health and Wellness? Maybe you’d like a refresher or to learn something new? Check out these resources our CHW team of professionals put together for you to view!
Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say:
My Health coaching sessions began on 6/30. The goal I am reaching towards is achieving a perfect 600 on the ACFT in April 2023. Thru multiple sessions focusing in on my motivations and lifestyle parameters my coach and I established a plan. This helped me to progress in the lagging areas of the test while maintaining the higher level of performance in others. As of the beginning of Sept. the I have improved on my preliminary score by 100 points and I am on track to continue that trend towards full marks by next spring.
CPL, WI Army National Guard
Working with the Dietitian has helped me control my binging and overeating habits. It has helped ease my stress related to food and improve my relationship with food. I used to view food as a reward when in reality it is a necessity. I can’t go without it but I can choose what kind of foods I eat.
SGT, WI Army National Guard
I’m impressed that there are tools to help me, rather than just “lose some weight.”
Msgt, WI Air National Guard Spouse
I’m changing the way I think about food and body image for the better.
The Social pillar of health and wellness is about sharing, cultivating connections, and sustaining meaningful relationships with others to be supported. Social wellness allows you to feel authentic and valued and provides a sense of connectedness and belonging.