8 Dimensions of Health—Overview

You’re more than a number

We believe your health and happiness is more than the number on your scale. It’s more than the number of likes you have on Facebook. It’s more than the square footage of space you own or your bank balance.

Carebook believes your health and happiness are made up of eight broad dimensions. They overlap, intertwine, and impact one another. If you’re doing well in each of these dimensions, you’ll stay healthier and happier.


Your body, emotions, environment, finances, purpose, mind, relationships, and work.

We’re human. So, of course, the goal isn’t to be perfect in each dimension of health. Rather, it’s to identify that there are many different things that make up your health and happiness—and to begin small, daily habits that get you closer to your healthiest self. We don’t think you should jump in and tackle all these dimensions at once. In fact, we wouldn’t encourage that at all. Research says that lasting changes come from small steps over time (1). And that’s what we’d be honored to help you do!

Please check out individual blog posts that dive into each of these dimensions. Check out the ones you’re already succeeding in (and celebrate those!) and also look at the ones you might need support with.


Each dimension of your health intertwines with others.

For example, did you know that people who get enough quality sleep have a lower risk of obesity (2)? Did you know that sitting down at your desk all day can threaten your health as much as smoking cigarettes (3)? Did you know people who keep their finances healthy have a lower risk of depression (4)? Isn’t it great to know that one small change you make in one dimension has the power to create positive change other areas, too?


This new year, if you’re looking for a new start, we’d love to help you on your journey towards greater health and happiness. Again, not all at once, and not by making grand changes that won’t stick.

First, we’d simply like to start with some awareness. Awareness and exposure to ideas can be catalysts for new habits. So, to begin, why not learn about the different dimensions of your health? Our Carebook Facebook page posts short, simple ideas, information, and inspiration. Over time, they might help you decide to make some small changes. And whenever you’re ready to try tiny actions, we’ve got you covered. Each post will give you information, benefits, and a small action to try. It’ll be easy. And you don’t have to do it alone—we’re building a community of people like you who believe that many different things contribute to health and happiness. Plus, you can bring your friends and family along for the ride!

This is your year. It’s time for a new, more holistic perspective about what makes you healthy and happy.

And although we encourage you to dive in with curiosity and enthusiasm, know that this is a long game. You don’t have to do everything at once. Just imagine if you made one small change every week this year—what kind of impact those little habits would have by the time next year rolls around? The possibilities for big changes are real. And your opportunity to get healthier and happier is right here. All you have to do is take one, small step at a time.