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Unit 1. I ntroducing Healthy Beginnings. Quick Write. Write a definition of what the word health means to you!. Health is a combination of. Physical. Social well-being. Mental/ Emotional. These parts of your health work together to build good overall health. Health Triangle.

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Quick Write

  • Write a definition of what the word health means to you!

Health is a combination of


Social well-being



These parts of your health work together to build good overall health.

health triangle
Health Triangle

What do you notice about this triangle?


Involves the health of your body.

Physical Health

Do you exercise for about an hour a day?

Do you get plenty of rest each night?

Do you eat healthy snacks?

physical health stays healthy by
Physical Health Stays healthy by……….

Avoid harmful substances



Other drugs

Get 60 minutes of exercise a day.

Eat healthy foods

Get plenty of rest


Involves the health of your mind.

Mental/Emotional Health

Do you feel good about who you are?

Do you know how to handle stressful situations?

Do you have a positive attitude about life?

mental emotional health stays healthy by
Mental/Emotional Health Stays healthy by……….

Thinking positively

Expressing your feelings in healthy ways.

Asking for help when needed


Involves the health of your relationships.

Social Health

How well do you get along with others?

Can you work through problems with others peacefully?

Are you a good listener

Can your friends count on you when they have a problem or need advice?

social health stays healthy by
Social Health Stays healthy by……….

Communicating well with others.

Having respect for family, friends and acquaintances.

Build relationships.

healthy habits and wellness
Healthy Habits and Wellness


Wellness is a state of well-being or total health. All three sides of your health triangle are balanced.

A habit is a pattern of behavior that you follow almostwithout thinking.


good health habits include
Good Health habits include…….

Choosing Healthy foods

Participating in regular physical activity

Learning strategies to handle stress

Getting along with others.

Brushing your teeth.

thinking critically
Thinking Critically!

“Alexandra is feeling upset because she didn’t do well in her piano recital.”

Does this mean that she does not have good total health?

What can she do to keep her mental/emotional health in balance.


Quick Write

  • Jordan spends most of his time getting together with friends. They play video games and skateboard. Jordan is not doing very well in school. What do you think his health triangle would look like?





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