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					WELLNESS
             OBJECTIVES
   Explain the physical, mental, and social aspects
    of wellness
   List factors that contribute to disease
   Predict how lifestyle choices you make will
    affect your health
   Describe the relationship between nutrition and
    health
         WHAT IS WELLNESS?
   WELLNESS is the state of being in good
    health
       It is often associated with quality of life
       Quality of life refers to a person’s satisfaction with his or
        her looks, lifestyle, and responses to daily events
       Example- If you are in good health, you have a desire to stay
        fit, you are energetic and have an enthusiastic outlook
       Example- If you are not in good health, life’s events can
        become harder to manage and causes a decrease in quality of
        life
         THE WELLNESS CONTINUUM
You can use a continuum to define your personal state
                     of wellness


   Premature Death is               Optimum Health is a
    death that occurs due to          state of wellness
    lifestyle behaviors that          characterized by peak
    lead to a fatal accident or       physical, mental, and
    the formation of an               social well being
    avoidable disease
Aspects of Wellness
   Physical Health
   Mental Health
    Social Health
             Physical Health
   Physical Health refers to the fitness of your
    body.
       Factors that can harm your physical health
          Getting to little rest
          Eating to much or too fast

          Lack of physical activity, excess stress, poor sanitation,
           and reckless behavior
          Tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs
          Mental Health

   Mental Health is related to the way you feel
    about yourself, your life, and the world around
    you.
           Social Health
   Social Health describes the way you get along
    with other people.
        Factors That Contribute to
                 Disease
   A risk factor is a characteristic or behavior that
    influences a person’s chance of being injured or
    getting a disease.
     Lifestyle habits, environmental conditions, and
      health care limitations are known to be risk factors
      you can control.
     Heredity factors affect your risk of disease, but is
      one factor that you cannot control
        Unhealthful Lifestyle
             Choices
   Heart disease, cancer, and strokes are the three
    major causes of death among adults in US
   One example of a lifestyle choice that can cause
    disease is a decision about smoking
   Others include decisions about nutrition, stress
    management, and exercise
    Poor Environmental Quality


   Environmental Quality refers to the state of
    the physical world around you
    Inadequate Health Care
   Accounts for 10% of the risk factors that
    contribute to leading causes of death
   A diagnosis is the identification of a disease.
       Failing to diagnose, or recognize, a disease early
        enough can interfere with effective treatment
                   Heredity
   25% of the factors that contribute to leading
    causes of death are heredity
     These factors are beyond your control
     You can cannot change the genes you inherit from
      them
      Health-Promoting Choices

   Studies do show that you have much control
    over the factors that influence your health.
   By choosing these behaviors regularly, you can
    promote good health and perhaps lengthen your
    life
     Choose a Healthful Lifestyle
   Your diet is one main lifestyle factor that has a
    strong correlation with many diseases
   Diet refers to all the foods and beverages you
    consume
       You have a large amount of control over you diet
    Resist Negative Peer Pressure
   Peer pressure can play a role in the development
    of health habits
   Peer pressure is the influence people in your
    age and social group have on your behavior
   Negative peer pressure may play a role in
    making accidents and suicide leading causes of
    death among teens
        Improve Your Environment

   Do your share to make your environment a
    healthful one
     Carpool or take public transportation
     Use cleaning products that will not pollute water

     Handle food carefully to avoid contamination
     Choose Quality Health Care
   Choosing quality health care will help you
    reduce health risks
     Choose a physician that has a good reputation
     Choose a facility that can meet your needs

     See your doctor for regular checkups

     Early detection of health problems is the best way to
      prevent serious illness
              Making A Change

   Changing one behavior can affect all aspects of
    your health
   Seeing positive results in one lifestyle area can
    affect your desire to change other areas
       For example, if you improve your eating habits, you
        might have more energy
      Nutrition and Wellness
   One factor that has been shown to have a big
    impact on wellness in nutrition
   Nutrition is the sum of the processes by which
    a person takes in and uses food substances
   Scientists once thought foods contained just a
    few basic nutrients
   Nutrients are the basic components of food
    that nourish the body (there are 45 needed in
    the diet)
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