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What is Health?. What is Wellness?. Health. “Health means your personal well being taking into consideration physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social components.” In other words…the well being of your body, mind, and relationships with others. Wellness.

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what is health

What is Health?

What is Wellness?



“Health means your personal well being taking into consideration physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social components.”

In other words…the well being of your body, mind, and relationships with others.


Wellness is a broader view of health:

It is a combination of physical, mental and social well being. All three aspects are equally important and need to be balanced. If one area is lacking then eventually the other two areas will be affected.

physical health
Physical Health

“How well your body functions…”

You can carry out daily tasks without getting tired?

You have enough energy to go to school and work?

You enjoy your spare time?

Contributing Factors: regular exercise, adequate sleep, proper medical and dental care

mental health
Mental Health

“How good you feel about yourself and how well you cope with the day-to-day demands of life.”

You like yourself for who you are?

You recognize achievement and learn from mistakes?

You take time to relax?

You share your feelings with others?

You are willing to try new adventures?

social health
Social Health

“How well you get along with others.”

You have loving relationships?

You respect the rights of others?

You give and accept help?

You make and keep friends?

You communicate your needs to others?

You build happy relationships with family members?

how long will you live

Average age for men: 74 Women: 80

Africa – Avg. age is 45. Down 5 years in the last 30 years. This is due to HIV/AIDS and poverty.

ways to live longer
Ways To live Longer…

5 Small meals a day – be a grazer

Breakfast everyday

Moderate exercise 6 days a week – 30 min.

Adequate sleep – but don’t oversleep

Don’t smoke

Maintain a moderate weight – BMI

NO alcohol or only in moderation

Get a pet

ways to live longer cont
Ways to live longer – cont.

Be optimistic – creates endorphins to heal

Get a VAP - heart disease test

Be rich

Chill out

Eat your antioxidants

Marry well


Laugh a little

Manage stress

national health goals for 2012 the top 10 health concerns are
National Health Goals for 2012The Top 10 Health Concerns Are:

Physical Activity

Overweight and Obesity

Tobacco Use

Substance Abuse

Injury and Violence

Sexual Behavior

Mental Health

Environmental Quality


Access to Health Care

leading causes of death for young people
Leading Causes of Death for Young People:

Motor Vehicle Injuries



Other Injuries


Heart Disease


risk factors
Risk Factors
  • Hereditary
  • Environmental
  • Behavioral

Traits passed biologically from parent to child

Physical and social conditions surrounding a person and the influences they have on a person

Conditions resulting from a person’s actions and decisions.

check your wellness
Check Your Wellness
  • Do you eat a balanced diet?
  • Do you exercise at least 3 times a week?
  • Do you like yourself?
  • Do you make time to relax?
  • Do you avoid drugs, alcohol and tobacco?
  • Do you get 8 hours of sleep?
  • Are there people you can talk to?
  • Do you express your feelings in a healthy way?
  • Are your decisions based on your own values and goals, rather than your friends