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1 Health, Wellness & Quality of Life
Senior Health

2 Do Now: Complete the following sentence: Words of the day: Lifestyle
Multidimensional Complete the following sentence: To me, being healthy means being able to…

3 Do Now: Complete the following sentence: Words of the day: Lifestyle
Multidimensional A way of life or style of living that reflects the attitudes or values of a person or group. Of, relating to or involving several aspects Complete the following sentence: To me, being healthy means being able to…

4 Healthy People 2010: National Health Goals
Increase the span of “healthy” life 2. Eliminate health disparities 3. Increase access to information and services for all people It is not important to increase the length of our lives (modern technology does that for us) but to increase the span of healthy life.

5 Years of Healthy Life Total Lifespan (~ 77.6 Years) 69.5 yrs. 8.1 yrs
-Life expectancy in 1900: 45 -Most people are only healthy for 64 years -Another 12 years are spent with compromised health/reduced quality of life

6 Health Life Expectancy: North America

7 What is the difference between health & wellness?
Health Vs. Wellness What is the difference between health & wellness?

8 Health Vs. Wellness: What is the difference?
State of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or injury; the overall condition of one’s body and mind. Wellness: An active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. A positive component of health Sense of well-being A product: Multidimensional

9 Treatment Vs. Promotion
WELLNESS Health Promotion Disease Prevention -DISEASE/ILLNESS Disease Treatment

10 The Wellness Continuum

11 Health & Wellness: Multidimensional
Physical Social Spiritual Environmental Mental Emotional Intellectual

12 Physical Health For humans, physical health means a good body health, which is healthy because of regular physical activity (exercise), good nutrition, and adequate rest. Physical wellbeing: Achievable through developing all health-related components of his/her lifestyle: Fitness- reflects a person's cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength, flexibility, and body composition. Other contributors to physical wellbeing: -proper nutrition, bodyweight management, abstaining from drug abuse, avoiding alcohol abuse, responsible sexual behavior (sexual health), hygiene, and getting the right amount of sleep.

13 Mental Health Mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community. Mental illness is defined as “collectively all diagnosable mental disorders” or “health conditions that are characterized by alterations in thinking, mood, or behavior (or some combination thereof) associated with distress and/or impaired functioning.”

14 Social Health Encourages contributing to our human and physical environment for the common welfare of our community Emphasis of this facet of wellness should be placed on creating and maintaining health relationships with others by talking, sharing interests, and actively participating in social events Social Wellness emphasizes the interdependence of others and encourages contributions to society

15 Emotional Health Defined by the degree to which you feel emotionally secure and relaxed in everyday life. An emotionally healthy person has a relaxed body, an open mind and an open heart The more emotional health you have, the more self esteem you have which means that you do not frequently react with “knee jerk” responses, anxiety or panic to events that occur

16 Environmental Health Addresses all the physical, chemical and biological factors external to a person, and all the related factors impacting behavior Targeted towards preventing disease and creating health- supportive environments “Environmental health and protection is the art and science of protecting against environmental factors that may adversely impact human or the ecological balances essential to long-term human health and environmental quality.” Factors include but are not limited to: Air, food, and water contaminants, radiation, toxic chemicals, disease vectors, safety hazards -Report of the Committee on the Future of Environmental Health

17 Spiritual Health A sense of wholeness, a sense of knowingness, and a sense of something far greater and more wonderful than what I see in front of me The BELIEF that you are here for a reason Spiritual Wellness: A personal matter involving values and beliefs that provide a purpose in our lives Spiritualism: It is generally considered to be the search for meaning and purpose in human existence Leading one to strive for a state of harmony with oneself and others while working to balance inner needs with the rest of the world

18 The Dimensions of: Health & Wellness
+ Depressed Emotional-Mental Happy Unfit Physical In-Shape Lonely Social Involved Unfulfilled Spiritual Satisfied Ignorant Intellectual Informed Pollution Environmental Cleanliness Negative Total Outlook Positive

19 The Integration of: Wellness Dimensions
In reality, health and wellness are integrated states of being that can best be depicted as threads that are woven together to produce a larger, integrated fabric

20 If you do the process, the product follows!
Achieving Wellness Wellness: Product of a healthy lifestyle EX: Fitness is the product of regular exercise Wellness reflects how one feels about life as well as one’s ability to function effectively Optimal Wellness: If you do the process, the product follows!

21 Physical Fitness Consisting of: Multi-dimensional state of being
Body’s ability to function efficiently and effectively Not the same as physical health and wellness Consisting of: 5 health-related fitness components 6 skill related components

22 Health Related Fitness
Cardiovascular endurance Muscular endurance Muscular strength Flexibility Body composition

23 Skill-Related Fitness
Agility Balance Coordination Speed Power Reaction time

24 Need for Fitness Effective work Good health Face emergencies
Enjoyable leisure Value of fitness: Look good Feel good Enjoy life Be healthy

25 Who is the fittest?

26 Fitness: Multidimensional
There are many aspects to fitness: Multidimensional nature of fitness Athletes excel in a variety of ways Nearly impossible to say which athlete is the most fit Individuals all excel at different things

27 Influencing Factors Factors influencing: - Health - Wellness
- Physical Fitness BLUE: Least control LIGHT BLUE: Some control RED: Greater control ORANGE/GREEN: Want to achieve

28 What contributes to a healthy lifestyle?
Healthy Lifestyles What contributes to a healthy lifestyle? Regular physical activity Eating well Managing stress Avoiding destructive habits Practicing safe sex Adopting good safety habits Learning first aid Adopting good personal health habits Seeking and complying with medical advice Being an informed consumer Protecting the environment

29 Priority Lifestyles for Good Health
Three priority areas: Physical activity, nutrition, stress management Reasons why these lifestyles are especially critical: They affect the lives of all people Many people can make improvements Small changes can have a major impact on individual and public health Exercising regularly Eating properly Managing stress

30 L Healthy behaviors are most effective when practiced for a LIFETIME.
The HELP Philosophy: The basis for a healthy lifestyle: H A personal philosophy that emphasizes HEALTH can lead to behaviors that promote it. E EVERYONE can benefit from healthy lifestyles regardless of age or current health status. L Healthy behaviors are most effective when practiced for a LIFETIME. P Healthy lifestyles should be based on PERSONAL needs and interests.

31 The Stairway to Lifetime Fitness: A Path to Independence
Regular Exercise Achieving Fitness Personal Exercise Pattern Fitness Evaluation Problem Solver INDEPENDENCE

32 Lab: Health & Wellness Self-Assessment
Lab Objective: To analyze your lifestyle behaviors so you are better able to make decisions concerning good health and wellness for the future. Please Note: The lab is personal and will not be handed in. Answer each question as honestly as possible and use the scoring information to help you assess your lifestyle.


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