Wellness & The Health Triangle *Many people think that being healthy is simply NOT BEING SICK----FALSE *Many people think that if you eat healthy and get exercise you’re healthy----FALSE THERE’S MORE TO IT!!!! Do you know people who… Are always getting into fights… Seem to be unhappy all the time… Seem to not care much about their schoolwork…
Health IS… A combination of physical, mental/ emotional, and social well-being. Health is represented in a triangle form. Why? Mental/ emotional School Reading Emotions Feelings Having a positive outlook Family/ social Healthy relationship Following family guidelines Getting together with friends Resisting peer pressure physical-staying is shape, getting exercise, eating healthy etc.
The Wellness Continuum What is Wellness? High level *free from aches and pains Of health * moderate level of activity lack of energy risk behaviors (smoking, drugs) Premature death
Factors Affecting YOUR Health The following factors are those that you DO NOT have much control over. Your Environment- sum total of your surroundings Heredity-passing on of traits from your parents as a result of the transmission of genes. Available health Care- where you live can affect your health care. What’s going on recently with health care??
What do you have the MOST control over?? Your Attitude and Behavior Taking control of your health depends on more than just recognizing healthy choices!! It takes a positive attitude and appropriate behavior. Attitude- your feelings and beliefs Also includes how you feel about yourself- if you feel good about yourself, you’ll probably take more pride in taking care of yourself.
Healthy Decisions • Risk Behavior- is the possibility that an action may cause injury or harm to you or others. WHY DO PEOPLE DO IT?!? BECAUSE THEY DON’T THINK FIRST!!!! • You can cut down on the risks you take by planning ahead and taking… A a planned action taken before an event to increase the chances of a safe outcome Precaution-
What process should I follow? Six Steps of Decision Making • state the situation- why do I have to make a decision? Why am I in this situation? Who is involved? • List the Options- what ways do you have to deal with the situation? • Weigh the outcomes- ask yourself if there are positive and negative results of each choice. • Consider your VALUES-beliefs and ideas about what is important to you and your family. They should serve as guidelines for making decisions.
Make a decision and Act- Use everything you know at this point to make a decision. You should feel good that your have prepared so carefully. 6. Evaluate the Decision- You may decide that your decision was the right one, or you may choose to act differently.
Setting Goals Goals- something you aim for Why Set Goals? • Gives your life direction • Helps to increase self-esteem • Give you something to work for • Gives you a sense of pride • Keep you focused and on track • Help you identify what you want in life. • They help you use your time, energy, and resources wisely
Types of Goals Short-Term Goals- goals that are meant to be achieved in a short period of time. Ex)- Doing well on a test, completing a homework assignment, Long- Term Goals- goals that are meant to be achieved over a longer period of time Ex)- Running a race, getting a starting position on the freshman football team, going out for a high school sport, doing well on the SAT’s. *Short -term goals can also be set in an effort to reach a long- term goal. Ex) STG for running a race (LTG)=> developing a running schedule
Make an Action Plan! Action Plan- a written plan that can help us achieve our goal. Step 1: Identify your goal and put it in writing. Step 2: List things that you will do to reach your goal - list things that you can do everyday to help you be successful - make a schedule Step 3: Identify sources of help along the way - who will be your “cheerleaders” and support you along the way? - Identify those people who may make it difficult for you so you can plan for it ahead of time. Step 4: Give yourself a certain period of time to reach your goal. Step 5:Set up checkpoint along the way Step 6: Give your self a reward when you have achieved your goal!