Presentation on theme: "W ELLNESS The part can never be well unless the whole is well. -Plato."— Presentation transcript:
W ELLNESS The part can never be well unless the whole is well. -Plato
Health: The overall condition of body or mind and the presence or absence of illness or injury Risk Factor: A condition that increase one’s chances of disease or injury. Wellness: A state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or injury.
P HYSICAL W ELLNESS Your physical wellness includes not just your body’s overall condition and the absence of disease but your fitness level and your ability to care for yourself. The higher your fitness level, the higher your level of physical wellness will be. To achieve optimum physical wellness, you need to make choices that will help you avoid illnesses and injuries. The decisions you make now, and the habits you develop over your lifetime, will largely determine the length and quality of your life.
E MOTIONAL W ELLNESS Your emotional wellness reflects your ability to understand and deal with your feelings. Emotional wellness involves attending to your own thoughts and feelings, monitoring your reactions, and identifying obstacles to emotional stability. Achieving this type of wellness means finding solutions to emotional problems, with professional help if necessary.
M ENTAL W ELLNESS Those who enjoy mental (or intellectual) wellness constantly challenge their minds. An active mind is essential to wellness because it detects problems, finds solutions, and directs behavior. People who enjoy intellectual wellness never stop learning; they continue trying to learn new things throughout their lifetime. They seek out and relish new experiences and challenges.
S OCIAL W ELLNESS Your social (or interpersonal) wellness is defined by your ability to develop and maintain satisfying and supportive relationships. Such relationships are essential to physical and emotional health. Social wellness requires participating in and contributing to your community, country, and world.
S PIRITUAL W ELLNESS To enjoy spiritual wellness is to possess a set of guiding beliefs, principles, or values that give meaning and purpose to your life. A spiritually well person focuses on the positive aspects of life and finds spirituality to be an antidote for negative feelings. Organized religion helps many people develop spiritual wellness. Many people find their spiritual wellness through nature, art, meditation, good works, or their loved ones.
E NVIRONMENTAL W ELLNESS Your environmental wellness is defined by the livability of your surroundings. Personal health depends on the health of the planet- from the safety of the food to the degree of violence in your society. Your physical environment either supports your wellness or diminishes it. To improve your environmental wellness, you can learn about hazards in your surroundings, and work to make your world a cleaner and safer place.
Physical: Your body’s overall condition, the absence of disease, and your fitness level. Emotional: your ability to understand and deal with your thoughts, feelings, and reactions. Mental: Constantly challenging your mind and learning new things. Seeking out new experiences and challenges
Social: your ability to develop and maintain satisfying and supportive relationships Spiritual: having a set of guiding beliefs, principles, or values that give meaning to life Environmental: the condition of the place that you live can either help or hurt your wellness. The safety and cleanliness of where you live.