Balanced living

All of us, on a daily basis, juggle different areas of our lives; work, children, partners, hobbies. It is important that we have all of these areas in balance. If we are working too hard and are unable to spend enough time with our families, it may begin to have an adverse effect on our performance at work.

Similarly, if we feel that we are spending too much time on our leisure activities and not giving our best at work, we may begin to feel that we aren’t getting that sense of achievement that we get from our successes in the workplace.

The information in this section aims to provide you with the resources that you need to achieve a balance in your day to day life.


Dimensions of wellness

Wellness is much more than just physical health, exercise or nutrition.It is the complete integration of states of well-being.

The model used by our campus includes physical, intellectual, environmental, spiritual, social, occupational, emotional and financial wellness.

Each of these dimensions are important and interrelated in a way that contribute to our own quality of life. 

Employee wellness

Vikes Athletics and Recreation and UVic Human Resources collaborated to put together a number of health and wellness programs and classes for UVic employees.

Ideas to help kick start your healthy routine or keep it going:

  • Take a class at CARSA
  • Go to the weight room at CARSA
  • Lunch time walk through Mystic Vale
  • Swim at McKinnon Pool
Access TELUS Health Total Wellbeing platform Complete a health assessment, begin a self-paced wellness program, check out supports and resources. Get the help you need, anytime, anywhere. 


Vikes Nation

Are you passionate about being a Vike? Enjoy bring active and living healthy? Then look no further than Vikes Nation!

Vikes Nation's an all-inclusive community focused on engaging the UVic campus. You can win prizes for living a healthy lifestyle and getting involved with Vikes Athletics & Recreation!