The mission of the Wellness Office is to educate and empower the Hostos student body with respect to the growing field of wellness. We define “wellness” as a harmonious state resulting from the delicate balance of physical, emotional, spiritual, social, sexual, intellectual and environmental/occupational health. Our emphasis is on accentuating and promoting positive lifestyle choices as a way of preventing illness and disease. By encouraging student input and participation, the office nurtures the creation of an enthusiastic and inquisitive atmosphere through which various health/wellness topics are explored. This exploration includes workshops, fitness activities, health awareness days, and student outreach. The Wellness Office integrates its programming with various academic and service units within Hostos, such as the Health Services Office, Counseling Center, Student Activities and Athletics for maximum benefit.