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Unit 1: Understanding Health & Wellness
Transcript of Unit 1: Understanding Health & Wellness
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
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
Actions that can potentially threaten your health or the health of others
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
Unit 1: Understanding Health & Wellness
Chapter 1: pgs. 6 - 25
Achieving the Triangle
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
Achieving Mental/Emotional Health
Thoughts and Feelings
Meet demands of daily life
Deep-seated sense of meaning and purpose in life….
Includes reflection of religious/spiritual community.
Achieving Social Health
Maintaining Healthy Relationships
Seeking and lending support when needed (Empathy)
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?
Biological traits passed down from parents to you
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
Environmental: The sum of your Surroundings
- Cleaning your room, positive habits
- Air and water quality
- Access to medical care
- Availability of resources in community and safety
All the people around you
Peers: people of same age who share similar interests
Encourages activity involvement
Supports healthy decisions
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
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?
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)
What can You do?