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“Emotional wellness” is concerned with an individual’s ability to emotionally cope with challenges in a healthy, productive way, and encompasses self-care, self-esteem and stress management. (Photo: Shutterstock)

When it comes to employee wellness, a lot of the discussion centers on physical wellness: encouraging employees to increase their physical activity levels, develop healthier eating habits, getting more sleep, etc. In addition to being easier to relate to, these kinds of wellness initiatives produce results that are not only easier to see and quantify (weight loss, lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, etc.), but also easier to link to business outcomes, such as reducing insurance costs and absenteeism. But physical wellness is just one of many dimensions of wellness that influence a person’s overall well-being.

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