Taking care of your body –Well balanced diet –Regular exercise –Get 8 hours of sleep –Avoid tobacco, alcohol, drugs
Taking care of your mind -Positive attitude -Recognize weakness -Accept responsibility for your actions
Taking care of the ways which you get along with others -Communicate effectively -Respect and care for others -Learn to resolve conflicts effectively
The health triangle is keeping all above aspects in balance When you have achieved balance you have achieved wellness An overall state of well being or health
Health education is providing accurate information in such a way as to influence people to change attitudes so that they take a positive action about their health. You must have all the information in order to make a healthy decision
What influences your health? Let’s make a list!
Heredity is the passing of traits from biological parents to children to include: Skin, eyes, and hair color Body build Growth patterns Tendency to get different diseases * you can’t choose or avoid them*
Environment is all of the living and non-living things around us to include: Houses and schools Air you breath Water you drink
Social Environment is family and others that you come into daily contact with Peers are people that are the same age as you are and share similar range of interest Cultural Environment is the collective beliefs, customs, and behaviors of a group
Personalities are like fingerprints! They are all different! Everyone is different because of your friends, attitude, cultural background, values, and physical environment Personality is a special mix of traits, feelings, attitudes, and habits You develop personality by heredity, environment, and behavior
How do you see yourself? Self concept is how you see yourself Includes: Perception Ideas Attitudes **This is the most important influence on what you do and how you do it!
Self esteem is the confidence and worth that you need to feel about yourself Examine messages you send yourself Focus on things that you do well High Self-Esteem People feel very good about themselves Low Self- Esteem People don’t feel good about themselves
To improve your self esteem focus on things you do well send yourself good messages set realistic goals ask for help when you need it learn from your mistakes