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Areas of Wellness. Mrs. Cosens. Lesson Objectives…. Students will demonstrate the ability to use mental and emotional health knowledge, skills, and strategies to enhance wellness. (HE 900.10) Evaluate personal health. (HE 900.10.03)

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lesson objectives
Lesson Objectives…
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to use mental and emotional health knowledge, skills, and strategies to enhance wellness. (HE 900.10)
  • Evaluate personal health. (HE 900.10.03)
  • Describe the various components that make up the wellness component. (HE 900.10.03a)
  • Recognize the individual strengths and weaknesses in each component of wellness. (HE 900.10.03b)
  • Develop a plan for improvement/maintenance of personal wellness components. (HE 900.10.03c)
  • Describe the physical, intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, and cultural factors which comprise the wellness concept. (HE 900.10.04)
  • Define self-esteem.
journal entry
Journal Entry
  • IF they made a movie of your life, what would it be called and who would play you?
6 areas of wellness
6 Areas of Wellness


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social wellness
Social Wellness
  • INTERACTIONS with others
  • Examples: forgiveness, culture, sharing, communication, peer pressure, tolerance
maintaining healthy relationships is one way of caring for your social health this involves
Maintaining healthy relationships is one way of caring for your social health. This involves:
  • Seeking and lending support when needed.
  • Communicating clearly and listening to others.
  • Showing respect and care for yourself and others.
  • Have supportive relationships
  • Express your needs to others
physical wellness
Physical Wellness
  • The Body’s ability to meet the demands of daily life
  • Eating the right kind of foods, exercising, and getting enough sleep are ways to care for physical health.
five areas of physical wellness
Five areas of Physical Wellness
  • Cardiovascular Endurance
  • Body Composition
  • Muscular Strength
  • Muscular Endurance
  • Flexibility
Reduces the risk of dying prematurely

Reduces the risk of dying from heart disease

Reduces the risk of dying from high blood pressure

Helps reduce blood pressure in people who suffer from hypertension

Reduces the risk of colon cancer

Reduces the feelings of depression and anxiety

Helps control weight gain

Helps maintain healthy bones, muscles, and joints.

Helps older adults become stronger and better able to move around without falling.

Regular physical activity can reduce the risk of the following leading causes of death in the United States:
so what can you do to maintain good physical wellness
So…what can you do to maintain good Physical Wellness?
  • Get 8-10 hours of sleep a night
  • Eat nutritious meals and drink eight cups of water each day.
  • Engage in 30 to 60 minutes of physical activity everyday.
  • Avoid the use of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs.
  • Practice good personal hygiene.
  • Be free of disease
intellectual wellness
Intellectual Wellness
  • The ability to obtain and use knowledge
  • Examples: Curiosity, common sense, logic, memory, creativity, understanding
cultural wellness
Cultural Wellness
  • Two components
  • 1. Accepting differences in others despite their religion, race, culture, ethnic background etc…
  • 2. How you are affected by those people and events around you (Can also be considered environmental at certain times)
emotional wellness
Emotional Wellness
  • The ability to identify and express your feelings
  • Example: moods, self-confidence, self-control, state of mind, stability
terminology associated with emotional wellness
Terminology associated with Emotional Wellness
  • Self-esteem- how you feel about yourself
  • Self-image- how you see yourself
  • Realistic Self-Concept- the ability to identify strengths and weaknesses.
laughter is an important aspect of mental and emotional health it affects us in many ways
Laughter is an important aspect of mental and emotional health. It affects us in many ways:
  • Lowers stress levels
  • Helps with brain retention (memory) and learning by 15-50%
  • Improves immune system, lowers the risk of heart disease
  • The heart pumps more oxygen to the brain and the rest of the body
  • Increases muscles
people who are mentally and emotionally healthy
People who are mentally and emotionally healthy:
  • Enjoy challenges that help them grow.
  • Accept responsibility for their actions.
  • Have a sense of control over their lives.
  • Can express their emotions in appropriate ways.
  • Usually deal with life’s stresses and frustrations.
  • Generally have a positive outlook.
  • Make thoughtful and responsible decisions.
spiritual wellness
Spiritual Wellness
  • The feeling of having a purpose and meaning in life
  • Faiths, beliefs, morals and goals