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Health andWellness. What is Health? The combination of Physical, Mental/Emotional, and Social well-being Being healthy means striving to be the best YOU can be at any given time!. Wellness. An overall state of well-being or total Health. Text book – page 5. Life Style Factors. Sleep

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Health andwellness

Health andWellness

What is Health?

The combination of Physical,

Mental/Emotional, and Social well-being

Being healthy means striving to be the best YOU can be at any given time!


  • An overall state of well-being or total Health

Text book – page 5

Life style factors
Life Style Factors

  • Sleep

  • Food

  • Physical activity

  • Weight

  • Avoid Drugs

  • Abstain from sex before marriage

  • Manage Stress

  • Positive Relationships

  • Behavior


  • Practicing health and safety habits to remain free of disease and injury

Health education
Health Education

  • Obtaining accurate health information

Health literacy
Health literacy

  • Critical thinker and problem solver

  • Responsible, productive citizen

  • Self-directed learner

  • Effective communicator

Physical health
Physical Health

  • Your body and how well it functions

  • Energy for daily activities

  • Energy for challengesand stresses

  • Resist Disease

  • Accomplished through

    sleep, good nutrition,

    water and exercise

Mental emotional health
Mental/Emotional Health

  • Feelings about yourself, able to meet the demands of daily life, and the ability to process information.

  • Enjoy challenges

  • Accept responsibility for actions

  • Stand up for beliefs and values

  • Able to deal with frustrations

Social health
Social Health

  • How well you get along with others

  • Ability to make and keep friends

  • Communication skills

  • Respect for yourself and others


  • Traits that are biologically passed onto you from your parents


  • The sum of your surroundings

  • Physical environment, family, friends, culture


  • The way you view situations affects choices you make

    • Positive people tend to have better health


  • Actions YOU choose


  • Various methods of communicating information, radio, TV, film, newspaper, magazines, books, and the internet

  • Media influences opinions – go to reliable sources. THINK!!


  • Advances have had a great impact on the world’s health. Medical screening, treatment, and action plans to keep the environment cleaner

Risk behaviors
Risk Behaviors

  • Actions that can potentially threaten your health or the health of others

Cumulative risks

  • Related risks that increase in intensity with each added risk.

Cumulative risk cont
Cumulative Risk (cont.)

  • Cumulative risks also result from a combination of risk factors.

  • Example

    • Drinking and driving

    • Speeding, wet roads, no helmet

Life triangle


After age 35-40, body functions begin to decline. How I treat my body up to age 35 will determine how quickly or slowly my functions will decrease.



Life triangle cont
Life Triangle cont.

  • Making good choices now will slow the aging process

  • Example…70% of diseases are caused by dietary choices


  • Avoiding harmful behaviors

Abstaining from risk behaviors
Abstaining from Risk Behaviors

  • NO RISK NO FUN ?????

  • Know the difference between lowering risk and no Risk

  • Weigh out the pro’s and con’s

  • Talk with a friend/parent/reliable person

  • Make a Pro-Active Decision

There are plenty of yes actions
There are plenty of YES Actions

  • Exercise

  • Study

  • Trips

  • Religion

  • Relationships

  • Grow physically, mentally, and spiritually

  • Say Yes to those things that make you a better person