What is Health?. Lesson 1 What is Health and Wellness?. A combination of physical, mental/emotional, and social well-being. health. A state of well-being, or total health. wellness. Lesson 1 What is Health and Wellness?.
A combination of physical, mental/emotional, and social well-being
A state of well-being, or total health
Looking fit and feeling well are important, but good health does not stop there.
The choices you make and actions you take every day shape your health.
Your Health Triangle
Eat nutritious foods and snacks.
Get regular checkups from
a doctor and a dentist.
Avoid harmful behaviors.
You like and accept yourself.
You are able to handlechallenges.
You find positive solutionsto problems.
Supporting the people you care about
Communicating with, respecting, and valuing people
Making and keeping friends
Achieving a Healthy Balance
When one side of the health triangle changes, the other two are affected.
Over time, ignoring any side of your health triangle can affect your total health.
Wellness and Total Health
When your health is in balance, you are more likely to have a high level of wellness.
Wellness is an indication of your current health habits and behaviors.
Wellness and Total Health
The stage between childhood and adulthood
The time when you start developing physical characteristics of adults of your gender
Chemical substances, produced in glands, that help regulate many body functions
Adolescence is a time of discovery. The object of discovery is you.
Growth of body hair
Changes in body shape
Puberty usually beginsbetween the ages of11 and 14.
BoysLesson 2Changes During the Teen Years
Physical changes that occur during adolescence are the result of puberty.
The changes that occur during puberty are all related to the release of hormones.
The changes that hormones cause can make some teens feel uncomfortable.
During adolescence, you are likely to experience changes in your relationships with family, peers, and the community.
You are learning to act independently of your parents or other family members.
You are learning to make decisions for yourself.
During adolescence, your friends and peers take on a greater importance.
Many schools have begun sponsoring community service programs to get teens involved.
Relationships withthe Community
Behaviors and habits that help determine a person’s level of health and wellness
Actions or behaviors that might cause injury or harm to yourself or others
A way of life that includes little physical activity
Taking steps to keep something from happening or getting worse
The conscious, active choice to not participate in high-risk behaviors
Positive lifestyle factors promote good health.
Positive Lifestyle Factors
Eating well-balanced meals, starting with a good breakfast
Getting at least 60 minutes of physical activity daily
Sleeping at least eight hours every night
Doing your best in school and other activities
Avoiding tobacco, alcohol, and drugs
Following safety rules and wearing protective gear
Relating well to family, friends, and classmates
Risks are an unavoidable part of life.
Taking responsibility for your personal health behaviors is a part of growing into a responsible adult.
Some risk behaviors are not obvious because the effects are not immediate.
For example, smoking is a risk behavior.
Some risks have short-term consequences and other risks have long-term consequences.
Taking precautions can minimize the possibility of harm.
Protective gear is one type of safety precaution that can help you reduce the risk of injury.
Prevention is another strategy for reducing risk.
Getting regular medical and dental checkups is an example of prevention.
Abstinence is the most effective form of prevention.
You can abstain from anything. Give me some examples. Think-Pair-Share. Be ready to share with the class if called on!