2 Definition of Wellness: State of well-being in which all of the components of health: physical, mental/emotional, social, intellectual, spiritual are in balance.
3 Mental/Emotional Health Free from mental illnessFeels good about themselvesAble to meet the demands of lifeAble to deal with feelings in a positive, constructive mannerA person with mental/emotional health is generally happy, as opposed to depressed
4 Intellectual HealthAbility to learn and use information to enhance one’s quality of lifeA person with intellectual health is an informed person, as opposed to ignorant
5 Physical HealthFree from physical illnesses that affect the body systems.Good physical fitness and a body that can function effectively to meet the demands of daily livingA person with physical health is generally described as fit as opposed to unfit.
6 Social HealthA person’s ability to successfully interact with others and build meaningful relationshipsA person with social health is generally described as involved as opposed to lonely
7 Spiritual HealthAbility to develop a values system and act on that system of beliefs.Ability to seek meaning and purpose in everyday livingA person with spiritual health is generally described as fulfilled as opposed to unfulfilled.
8 Assignment: Personal Wellness Model Create a model that represents your level of wellness in each of the 5 Dimensions of Health.Your model can be any shape or design you choose.Include words/pictures to represent at least 3 things that you do (or would like to do) to keep yourself healthy in each dimension.Design your model to show how balanced the 5 Dimensions of Health are in your life right now.Assignment is worth 20 points:5 areas represented, 3 examples in each= 15 points5 points for creative design, spelling, neatness, visual appeal
9 For Example: Mental Health: I talk to my friends/family I take time for relaxationI stay organized and planPhysical Health:I exercise regularlyI eat a healthy dietI get regular checkups from a doctorSpiritual Health:I attend churchI read inspirational booksI set goals that are meaningful to meIntellectual Health:I continually research topics that interest meI learn new skills every yearI practice skills that are challenging for meSocial Health:I spend time with friends/familyI connect with friends that live far away on a regular basisI belong to several communities of people with similar interests as me.