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WILD 5 Wellness: Impact of a Five-Pronged (Exercise, Mindfulness, Sleep, Social Connectedness & Nutrition) 30-Day Wellness Program on an Individual's Mood, Mindfulness, Sleep Behavior, Social Connectedness, Emotional Eating and Mental Wellness

Saundra Jain, MA, PsyD, LPC
Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH
Lori MIttal Kumar

This study reports changes in global wellbeing, as well as improvements in each of these five elements. Each of the eight trackable components (mood, anxiety, exercise, mindfulness, sleep, social connectedness, emotional eating, mental wellness) showed numeric improvements and all met statistical significance in pre-post scores (p<.05).

We also showed a strong co-relationship between adherence to the program (as measured by the number of days an individual actually completed the assigned wellness exercises) with positive outcomes on positive mental wellbeing. Specifically, there were 36 participants in the study (8 males and 24 females, mean age 42.1 years, range 25 - 61 years. Compliance with individual interventions was highest with social connectedness with mean compliance of 28.5 days of the 30-day intervention, followed by sleep (25.5 days), nutrition (23.5 days), exercise (20.0 days) and mindfulness (18.8 days) per month compliance.

Participants ranked the following in terms of most to least helpful: exercise, nutrition, mindfulness, sleep and social connectedness wellness interventions. The WILD 5 Wellness interventions produced the following changes in some of the objective measures: PHQ-9 decreased from a mean score of 8.5 to 4.9 (p=0.002); GAD-7 deceased from a mean score of 7.3 to 4.0 (p=0.0007); WHO-5 increased from a mean score of 10.7 to 15.5 (p=0.0001), MAAS increased from a mean score of 55.6 to 66.4 (p=0.0001); PSQI improved from a mean score of 9.4 to 6.2 (p=0.01). The study was positive on all measures and no subjective harm or objective harm to participants was detected.

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