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Food Science. Making Wellness a Lifestyle. What is wellness?. Wellness: state of being in good health Quality of life: refers to a persons satisfaction with his or her looks, lifestyle, and responses to daily events. There is a direct corolation with wellness and quality of life.

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what is wellness
What is wellness?
  • Wellness: state of being in good health
  • Quality of life: refers to a persons satisfaction with his or her looks, lifestyle, and responses to daily events.
  • There is a direct corolation with wellness and quality of life.
  • Most people want to continually improve their quality of life.
wellness continuum see image on pg 11
Wellness Continuum (see image on pg 11)
  • Use continuum to define your personal state of wellness.
  • Premature Death (at one end) and Optimum Health (at the far other)
  • Premature Death: death that occurs due to lifestyle behaviors that lead to a fatal accident or the formation of an avoidable disease.
  • Optimum health: state of wellness characterized by peak physical, mental, and social well-being.
  • Your health status depends where you place yourself on the continuum.
wellness continuum see image on pg 111
Wellness Continuum (see image on pg 11)
  • If you are already at optimum health, you want to find a way to maintain this state.
  • Having optimum health will help you face the challenges of parenthood, career changes, and other aspects of active adult living.
aspects of wellness
Aspects of Wellness
  • Physical Health
  • Mental Health
  • Social Health
  • Holistic Approach to Wellness
physical health
Physical Health
  • Physical Health: refers to the fitness of your body
  • Factors that can affect physical health:
    • Getting too little rest
    • Eating too much or too fast/eating too little
    • Lack of physical activity
    • Excessive Stress, Poor Sanitation, Recklessness, etc.
  • Health care professionals use medicine, physical therapy, diet and surgery to help people reach optimum health
  • Doctors often suggest patients combining medical care with lifestyle changes.
mental health
Mental Health
  • Mental Health: related to the way you feel about yourself, your life, and the world around you.
  • People with good mental health generally like themselves for who they are. They have positive attitudes and tend to act according to a socially acceptable set of rules.
  • Irrational fears, stress, and depression may be signs of a mental health problem.
  • If you are concerned about your mental health, you should talk to a trusted adult.
  • Building effective communication and problem solving skills can go a long way toward helping you improve your mental health
social health
Social Health
  • Social Health: describes the way you get along with other people.
  • Learning to resolve conflicts with others is an important skill that can help you achieve and maintain good social health.
  • Related to an understanding and acceptance of roles
  • Learning appropriate ways to act in each role can contribute to your social wellness
  • Affects a person’s outlook on life and his or her personal state of wellness
  • Building social skills allows you to improve your social health. Learning to use good communication to resolve conflicts with others
holistic approach to wellness
Holistic Approach to Wellness
  • Holistic medicine: approach to health care that focuses on all aspects of patient care-physical, mental, and social
  • Need to be aware of your physical, mental, and social health needs
  • Mange time, money, and other resources to address your needs in all these areas
  • Taking a holistic approach to wellness means making choices that fit together to promote all facets of health
factors that contribute to disease
Factors that Contribute to Disease
  • Risk factor: characteristic or behavior that influences a person’s chance of being injured or getting a disease.
  • Certain lifestyle habits, environmental conditions, and health care limitations are known to be risk factors you control
  • Unhealthful Lifestyle Choices
  • Poor Environmental Quality
    • Environmental Quality: refers to the state of the physical world around you. Relates to the safety of the water you drink, the air you breathe, etc.
factors that contribute to disease continued
Factors that Contribute to Disease (Continued)
  • Inadequate Health Care
    • Diagnosis: the identification of a disease
  • Heredity
    • 25% of the factors that contribute to leading causes of death are hereditary. (Beyond your control)
health promoting choices
Health Promoting Choices
  • Choose a Healthful Lifestyle
    • Diet: refers to all the foods and beverages you consume.
  • Negative Peer Pressure
    • Peer Pressure: the influence people in your age and social group have on your behavior
  • Improve Your Environment
  • Choose Quality Health Care
make a change
Make a Change
  • Changing your behavior can affect all aspects of your health.
nutrition and wellness
Nutrition and Wellness
  • Nutrition: sum of the processes by which a person takes in and uses food
  • Nutrients: basic components of food that nourish the body (over 45 nutrients are needed in your diet)
scientific method
Scientific Method
  • Process researchers use to find answers to their questions. 3 Steps
    • Make observations
    • State a hypothesis: Suggested answer to your scientific question
    • Devise experiments to test the hypothesis if it is true.
    • Copy Chart
    • Theory: principle that tries to explain something that happens in nature