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What is Wellness?. Take a minutes to think about this question, then share your answer with the person next to you. Health and Wellness Continuum. 1. Wellness Continuum Health falls somewhere on a line (continuum) from a high level to a low level.

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what is wellness

What is Wellness?

Take a minutes to think about this question, then share your answer with the person next to you.

health and wellness continuum
Health and Wellness Continuum

1. Wellness Continuum

Health falls somewhere on a line (continuum) from a high level to a low level.

Choices determine whether YOU have a High or Low level of Health.

2. Low Level of Health

Lack of Energy, inattention, minor aches and pains

Chronic Disorders

Disability

3. High Level of Health

Exhibit a high degree of responsibility, discipline, and positive direction in life.

Accept responsibility for their health.

aspects of wellness
Aspects of Wellness

Mental has to do with the way you feel about yourself, your life, and the people around you.

Physical refers to the fitness of your body.

Social describes how you get along with others.

holistic approach
Holistic Approach
  • Focuses on all aspects of a person – physical, mental and social.
factors that affect wellness
Factors That Affect Wellness
  • Unhealthful Lifestyle choices
  • Poor Environmental quality
  • Inadequate health care
  • Heredity
health promoting choices
Health Promoting Choices
  • Choose a Healthful Lifestyle
  • Resist Negative Peer Pressure
  • Improve Your Environment
assess your lifestyle choices
Assess Your Lifestyle Choices
  • Do you
    • Avoid the use of tobacco?
    • Avoid the use of alcohol and street drugs?
    • Regularly eat a nutritious diet, including breakfast?
    • Manage your weight?
    • Get daily physical activity to maintain fitness?
    • Manage stress effectively?
    • Get enough sleep?
    • Carefully follow the instructions on medicine labels?
    • Wear protective clothing when participating in sports and fitness activities?
    • Avoid taking unnecessary risks?
    • Avoid unsafe sexual practices?
    • Take appropriate safety precautions when using equipment and machinery?
    • Enthusiastically participate in school and community activities?