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1 Section 1.1 What Is Health? Slide 1 of 16 Objectives Describe two factors that can be used to evaluate overall health. List three aspects of overall health. Section 1.1 What Is Health? Explain how the choices that people make can affect their positions on the health continuum.

2 Section 1.1 What Is Health? Slide 2 of 16 Health Stats The graph shows data on the average life span of people in the United States. How did the average life span change from 1900 to 2000? What are some possible reasons for this trend?

3 Section 1.1 What Is Health? Slide 3 of 16 Health refers to the overall well-being of your body, your mind, and your relationships with other people. Health Today Life Expectancy The number of years a person can expect to live is called life expectancy. Quality of Life Quality of life is the degree of overall satisfaction that a person gets from life. High quality of life can be a persons goal. A goal is a result that a person aims for and works hard to reach.

4 Section 1.1 What Is Health? Slide 4 of 16 To achieve a high quality of life, a person must work hard to improve all aspects of health. Aspects of Health The aspects of health that are important to overall well-being are physical health, mental and emotional health, and social health.

5 Section 1.1 What Is Health? Slide 5 of 16 Physical Health Physical health refers to how well your body functions. A healthy diet, regular exercise, adequate sleep, and proper medical and dental care are all important for physical health.

6 Section 1.1 What Is Health? Slide 6 of 16 Mental and Emotional Health The state of being comfortable with yourself, with others, and with your surroundings is called mental health. Emotional health refers to how you react to events in your life. A healthy diet, regular exercise, adequate sleep, and proper medical and dental care are all important for physical health.

7 Section 1.1 What Is Health? Slide 7 of 16 Social Health Social health refers to how well you get along with others. Building healthy relationships with family and friends is important for social health.

8 Section 1.1 What Is Health? Slide 8 of 16 Health in the Balance Materials Cut out a cardboard triangle that is 8 inches on each side. Label the sides of the triangle Physical Health, Mental and Emotional Health, and Social Health. In this activity you will create a mobile that balances the three aspects of health. cardboard scissors pen or pencil magazines glue string tape Try This

9 Section 1.1 What Is Health? Slide 9 of 16 Health in the Balance Cut pictures from magazines that show healthy activities. Glue each picture onto cardboard. Use string and tape to attach each picture to the appropriate side of the triangle. Hang the mobile from the center string to see how well it balances. Carefully punch a small hole through the center of the triangle. Thread a piece of string through the hole, then tie a knot.

10 Section 1.1 What Is Health? Slide 10 of 16 Health in the Balance How well did the mobile balance? In your life, are your physical, social, mental, and emotional health in balance? Explain. Think and Discuss Describe some things you could do to improve each aspect of your over all well-being. Describe each of the activities in your mobile and explain how it contributes to physical, social, or mental and emotional health.

11 Section 1.1 What Is Health? Slide 11 of 16 Click above to go online. For: More on assessing your health

12 Section 1.1 What Is Health? Slide 12 of 16 A Continuum of Health Defining a Continuum A continuum (kun TIN yoo um) is a gradual progression through many stages between one extreme and another. A Health Continuum One end of the continuum represents poor health (illness). Movement Along the Continuum Many of the choices you make on a daily basis affect your position on the health continuum. The other end represents perfect, or ideal, health (wellness). Wellness is a state of high-level health.

13 Section 1.1 What Is Health? Slide 13 of 16 A Continuum of Health

14 Section 1.1 What Is Health? Slide 14 of 16 Vocabulary healthThe overall well-being of your body, mind, and your relationships with other people. life expectancy The number of years a person can expect to live. quality of life The degree of total satisfaction that a person gets from life. goal A result that a person aims for and works hard to reach. physical healthThe aspect of health that refers to how well your body functions. When you are physically healthy you have enough energy to carry out everyday tasks.

15 Section 1.1 What Is Health? Slide 15 of 16 Vocabulary social health The aspect of health that refers to how well you get along with others. continuum A gradual progression through many stages between one extreme and another. wellness A state of high-level health. emotional healthThe aspect of health that refers to how you react to events in your life. You are emotionally healthy when the feelings you experience are appropriate responses to events. mental healthThe state of being comfortable with yourself, with others, and with your surroundings.

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17 Section 1.1 What Is Health? Slide 17 of 16 End of Section 1.1 Click on this slide to end this presentation.


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