Presentation on theme: "Understanding Health and Wellness"— Presentation transcript:
1 Understanding Health and Wellness In this lesson, you will learn to:Define health and wellnessIdentify the three sides of health triangleAnalyze the interrelationships of physical, mental/emotional, and social health
2 VocabularyHealth—the combination of physical, mental/emotional, and social well-beingSpiritual Health—a deep-seated sense of meaning and purpose in lifeWellness—an overall state of well-being or total healthChronic Disease—an ongoing condition or illness
3 The Health Triangle 3 Elements: The three elements of health—physical, mental/emotional, and social—are interconnected, like the sides of a triangle.When one side receives too much or too little attention, the whole triangle can become lopsided and unbalanced.
4 Physical HealthPhysical health is all about how well your body functions5 tips to maintain good physical healthGet 8—10 hours of sleep each nightEat nutritious meals and drink eight cups of water dailyParticipate in 30—60 minutes of physical activity every dayAvoid the use of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugsBathe daily, and floss and brush your teeth daily
5 Mental/Emotional Health Mental and emotional health is about your feelings and thoughts.How do you feel about yourself?How do you meet the demands of your daily life?How do you cope with the problems that occur in your life?What are some things that people who are mentally and emotionally healthy do on a day to day basis?Spiritual Health—involves having a feeling of purpose and a sense of values
6 Other Community Members Social HealthSocial health is getting along with othersMaintaining healthy relationships and caring for your social health involves:Seeking and lending support when neededCommunicating clearly and listening to othersShowing respect and care for yourself and othersFamilyFriendsYour Social NetworkOther Community MembersTeachers
7 Keeping a BalanceEach side of your health triangle is equally important to your health.When you work to keep your physical, mental/emotional, and social health in balance, you are much more likely to function at your highest level.
8 Health v. WellnessHealth is the combination of physical, mental/emotional, and social well-beingWellness is keeping a balance among the three components of healthWellness comes from making decisions and practicing behaviors that are based on sound health knowledge and healthful attitudes
9 The Health Continuum Your health and wellness are ALWAYS changing Your health can be measured on a sliding scale
10 Influences on Your Health There are several important influences on your health:HeredityEnvironmentMedia and technologyValuesAttitudeBehavior
11 HeredityYou might be familiar with heredity in terms of your physical traits such as eye color, hair color, and height Heredity influences your general level of health.Beyond your physical health, heredity can also influence personality and basic intellectual abilities and talents.
12 EnvironmentYour environment includes your family, your neighborhood, your school, your job, and your life experiences.
13 Media and TechnologyMedia includes radio, television, film, newspapers, magazines, books, and the Internet.Although the media’s main purpose has been to provide information and entertainment, it also plays a powerful role in shaping public opinion.Advances in medical screenings and treatment for diseases have helped large numbers of people live longer, healthier lives.Advances in technology can have a downside. Technology has replaced many of the physical activities that once were part of daily life.
14 AttitudeThe way you view situations—your attitude—greatly affects the choices you make.Try to view challenging situations positively and think in realistic terms.
15 BehaviorYour behavior affects not only your physical health but also your mental/emotional and social health.Learning how to resolve conflicts peacefully can have a positive influence on your relationships with others.Risk behaviors are actions that can potentially threaten your health or the health of others.The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has listed 6 risk behaviors that account for most of the deaths and disabilities among young people.Tobacco UseUnhealthy dietary behaviorsInadequate physical activityAlcohol and other drug useSexual behaviors that result in STD’s, pregnancy, and HIV infectionBehaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence
16 Prevention Getting regular medical and dental checkups Wearing a seat beltEating healthyStaying activePractice Abstinence - Abstinence is a deliberate decision to avoid high-risk behaviors such as sexual activity and the use of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs.Making your decision before faced with a choice
17 POSTER ASSIGNMENTDESIGN A POSTER THAT YOU FEEL REPRESENTS WELLNESS. IT SHOULD INCLUDE ALL ASPECTS OF WELLNESS INCLUDING:PHYSICAL, MENTAL, SOCIAL.Use at least three pictures or phrases to describe each side of the health triangle. You can choose to print the worksheet and complete it by hand, or you can fill out the worksheet electronically. (10 points) Find one picture that represents an aspect of your life. Attach the picture to the correct side of the triangle. Describe the picture that you selected. What area of health does this represent in your life? (5 points) Reflect how this “ideal” model of health compares to your own personal health triangle. If your triangle is balanced, describe how you keep the three sides equal. If the triangle is unbalanced, list specific ways you can help balance it. Give at least three examples. (5 points)