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 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.
“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
“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?
“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?
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.
5 Small meals a day – be a grazer
Moderate exercise 6 days a week – 30 min.
Adequate sleep – but don’t oversleep
Maintain a moderate weight – BMI
NO alcohol or only in moderation
Get a pet
Be optimistic – creates endorphins to heal
Get a VAP - heart disease test
Eat your antioxidants
Laugh a little
Overweight and Obesity
Injury and Violence
Access to Health Care
Motor Vehicle Injuries
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.