In your health binder, summarize what the quotes below mean to you • “Until we see what we are, we cannot take steps to become what we should” • “Change doesn’t happen in the middle- it only happens when we venture over to the edge and take one small step at a time”
Wellness Continuum • The Wellness Continuum: a scale that shows a person’s level of wellness, from a low level to a high level. • Left side: ( low side) People rely on others to maintain… • Right side: ( high side) responsible, self discipline, personal goals
My Wellness Continuum Scale • Low Level High Level
Think of the continuum as a PathwayPeople going in either direction- Never a static state.Notice the direction you are facing…Examples?????
Place a dot on the continuums below where you think you are now Physical Mental/Emotional • Social
BEHAVIORS: • The way you act in many different situations and events in life. • Can have a positive or negative on health • Since you can control your behavior, you can make the choices best for you.
HABIT: A recurrent, often unconscious pattern of behavior that is acquired through frequent repetition. Healthy ones such as: • Choosing the right foods • Avoiding tobacco, alcohol and drugs • Taking part in regular exercise • Learning ways to handle stress • Getting along well with others
examples… • Disability • Chronic disorders • Lack of energy • Inattention • Sugar addict • Minor aches and Pains • Free from aches and pains • Depressed • Smoking drinking • Hi energy • ‘Salt-a holic’ • Regular exercise • Hard Worker • Insomnia • Wears helmet • Seatbelts • Constant complaining • Skip meals • Procrastinate • Stressed Out • Many friends • Positive attitude • Couch Potato • Argumentative • Volunteers • Wear Sunscreen • Critical- Judges • Overcome Setbacks • Hygiene • Feel Accepted • Abuse/ Neglect • Optimistic • Resourceful • Competitive • H2O • Proper servings F&V
Things Don’t Go Wrong and Break Your Heart so you become bitter and give up…They happen to break you down and build you up so you can be all you can all you were intended to be! Video: “I CAN”
HealthProject(Part 1)10 pts. 1. Make a list: (on the back) two positive/ two negative recent behaviors, habits & decisions. Do this for each health aspect. (12 total) 2. Draw your ownpersonal Wellness Continuum. Use a straight edge and make it large & neat. Use the yellow paper provided. 3. Decide where each one should be placed on your scale. 4.Be creative! Take your time! Use colored markers or pencils.
Health Project (Part 2) 10 pts. 5. In your Binder, Answer the following questions: • What areas do you need improvement? • What can you do to work toward maintaining a high level of wellness for yourself? • Which of your wellness related behaviors do you think you want to change? • What leads up to it and what follows it? (sequence of events) • What are some strategies for breaking the chain of events?
Core Wellness Strengths What do you believe are your five most important strengths, and record them here: • __________________ • __________________ • __________________ • __________________ • __________________