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1 Chapter 1 – What is Health?
HEALTH: the combination of your physical, mental/emotional, and social well being

2 Your personal level of health affects everything about you
How you look How you feel How you act Attitude Performance in school, work, recreation How you feel about yourself Success in relationships * Being healthy means striving to be the best you can be at any given time

3 Three Elements of Your Health
Physical Health Mental and Emotional Health Social Health

4 Physical Health Definition – the way the parts and systems of your body work together Body has the ability to cope with the stresses of normal daily life Having the strength and energy to pursue physical, mental, emotional and social challenges and changes What does it entail Proper nutrition Regular physical activity Enough rest and sleep

5 Mental and Emotional Health
Feelings about yourself How well you relate to others How well you meet the demands of daily life Calls for person to use her or her mind to develop good thinking skills

6 Mental v. Emotional Health
Good Mental Health Good Emotional Health Enjoy learning See mistakes as opportunities to learn, grow, and change Accept responsibilities for their actions Stand up for beliefs and values In touch with feelings Expresses feelings in appropriate and healthful ways Deal with problems and frustrations without getting overwhelmed Avoid dwelling on negative thoughts Use positive thoughts and actions to make it through challenges

7 Social Health Involves the way you get along with others
Ability to make and keep friends Work and play in cooperative ways Seeking and lending support when necessary Communicating well Showing respect and care for self and others

8 Health Triangle 3 elements of health are interconnected
When one side receives to much or too little attention the other sides change To be truly healthy all three sides need to be in balance * Set up for class debate which is the most important factor of health

9 Wellness A person with a balanced life is said to have a high degree of wellness Defintion: an overall state of well-being, or total health It comes from a way of living each day that includes making decisions and practicing behaviors that are based on sound health knowledge and healthful attitudes Achieving wellness is ongoing, lifelong commitment to physical, mental/emotional, and social health What is the difference between health and wellness

10 Components of Wellness
Physical Wellness Emotional Wellness Social Wellness Spiritual Wellness (spiritually content today) Intellectual

11 The Health Continuum Your health is dynamic
Fluctuates along a continuum Many different points on which your health can be located at any given time Why do you think people get on the lower end of the continuum?

12 Lifestyle Factors 7 habits that make a difference in people’s overall health, happiness, and longevity LONGEVITY – how long a person lives LIFESTYLE FACTORS – personal behaviors and habits related to the way a person lives that help determine his or her level of health

13 7 Factors Get between seven to eight hours of sleep per night
Eat nutritious foods from the various food groups every day Refrain from smoking or using tobacco products Do 20 to 30 minutes of nonstop vigorous activity a min of 3x/week Do not use alcohol or drugs Eat breakfast daily Maintain your recommended weight

14 Your Attitudes, Your Health
Your attitudes affect how well you take care of yourself Optimists are less likely to suffer illness and die younger than pessimists

15 Wellness Prevention Prevention: practicing healthy habits to keep a person well and free from disease and other ailments The key to your health and wellness HW or Project associated with this

16 Importance of Health Education
Health Education: the providing of accurate health information in such a way as to influence people to change attitudes so that they take positive action about their health Goal: give you the tolls you need to achieve and maintain total well being Goal: Health Literacy

17 Health Literacy Defined: individual’s capacity to obtain, interpret, and understand basic health information and services and use such information and services in ways that promote his or her health and wellness

18 Health Literate Person is:
A critical thinker A responsible, productive citizen A self-directed learner An effective communicator

19 Influences on Your Health
Heredity Environment Peers Culture Behavior

20 Heredity All the traits and properties that are passed along biologically from both parents to child

21 Environment The sum total of your surroundings – your family, where you grew up, where you live now, and all of your experiences Physical Environment Social Environment Cultural Environment

22 Physical Environment Affects all areas of your health

23 Social Environment Family People who you have daily contact with
Peers: people the same age who share a similar range of interest Peer pressure Peers are most influential at this age

24 Cultural Environment Culture: the collective beliefs, customs, and behaviors of a group

25 Behavior One factor in your life you have a lot of control over
The way you choose to act within your environment and with your inherited abilities has a very important impact on who you are



28 Cumulative Risks Risks that increase gradually and may add up to a total that is greater than expected Accumulation of a risk Combination of risk factors

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