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Unit 1: Understanding Health & Wellness

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Amanda Jarosz

on 27 August 2018

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Transcript of Unit 1: Understanding Health & Wellness

Understanding Influences
Total Health
A perfect balance to your physical, mental/emotional, and social well-being.
YOU are responsible for your own health.
- Important to understand:
*factors and influences
*components to consider to improve your overall well-being
Lifestyle Factors
The personal habits or behaviors related to the way a person lives
7 lifestyle factors that can improve a person’s level of health:
8-10 hours of sleep each night
Start each day with a healthy breakfast
Eating a variety of nutritious foods each day
30-60 minutes of physical activity 3-5 days of the week
Maintaining a healthy weight
Abstaining from tobacco and drug usage
Abstaining from alcohol usage

Risk Behaviors
Actions that can potentially threaten your health or the health of others
Recognizing Risks
CDC (Center for Disease Control)
6 behaviors that account for most death/disability for adults under 24:
- Tobacco Use
- Unhealthy dietary behaviors
- Inadequate physical activity
- Alcohol and drug abuse
- Sexual behaviors
- Behaviors contributing to unintentional injuries and violence

Health Literacy
Unit 1: Understanding Health & Wellness
Chapter 1: pgs. 6 - 25

Achieving the Triangle
Health Education
provides accurate health information and teaching health skills to help people make healthy decisions.
The Health Triangle
Understanding how your body ticks…… to handle daily activities, stresses, and avoiding injuries

Achieving Physical Health
5 Important Actions

8-10 hours of sleep
Nutritious meals and constant consumption of fluids
30-60 minutes of Physical Activity
Avoid tobacco, alcohol & drugs
Personal hygiene

Achieving Mental/Emotional Health
Reflection of......
Thoughts and Feelings
Meet demands of daily life
Coping mechanisms

Spiritual Health......
Deep-seated sense of meaning and purpose in life….
Values, morals
Includes reflection of religious/spiritual community.

Achieving Social Health
Social Network
Community Members
Maintaining Healthy Relationships
Seeking and lending support when needed (Empathy)
Active listening
Showing respect for self and others
Overall state of well-being or total health

What are some ways that people can take charge of their health?

What are some events or actions that could positively or negatively change a person’s health?
Internal Factors
Biological traits passed down from parents to you
Family History
Taking precautions against known diseases
The way you view situations that affect your health.
Optimism: “glass half full” - Seeing positives
Pessimism: “glass half empty” - Seeing negatives

Choosing the right decisions for yourself
Positive healthy changes and decisions
External Factors
Environmental: The sum of your Surroundings
Physical Environment
- Cleaning your room, positive habits
- Air and water quality
- Access to medical care
- Availability of resources in community and safety
Social Environment
All the people around you
Peers: people of same age who share similar interests
Positive influence
Encourages activity involvement
Supports healthy decisions
Negative influence
Increase health risks
Encourage bad habits and decisions
The collective beliefs, customs, and behaviors of a group
Community, nation, specific part of the world.
Languages, foods, spiritual beliefs, traditions
Various methods for communicating information
Attention to media personalities are seen as role models
Positive achievements
Negative behaviors

How the content of the media is delivered
Radio, television, internet, printed media
Access can be beneficial if used appropriately
Stick to sites that use .gov and .edu

Cumulative Risks & Prevention
Related risks that increase in effect with each added risk.
Several risks can be combined or topped over.
Taking steps to keep something from happening or getting worse.

You have control over your lifestyle…..

are there any changes you would make according to list above?

Explain how…..

Understand basic health information and services, and how to use these resources to promote your health and wellness.
Critical thinking and problem solver
Responsible, productive citizen (consistency)
Self-directed learner
Effective communicator

What can You do?
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