"The Health Triangle - PowerPoint"
The Health Triangle Physical Social Emotional & Mental Health Health is the combination of physical, mental, emotional, and social well being. The word health comes from an Old English word meaning “to make sound, whole, or well.” (same root as heal) Being healthy means having a balanced health triangle. The Health Triangle The three sides of your health are connected, like the sides of a triangle. Physical Health Physical health refers to having a healthy body and is achieved by taking care of the whole body. This involves keeping your body fit, practicing good hygiene, avoiding drugs, & eating a well balanced diet. Physical Health Depends on: Balanced Diet Daily Exercise Avoiding Diseases & Drugs Social Health Social health involves getting along with parents, siblings, friends, teachers…, making and keeping friends, giving and receiving support when needed and being a good citizen. Getting Along… Why is it sometimes hard to get along with people? What makes it hard to talk to our parents? What do you like in a friend? What does it mean to Give/receive “support?” Mental Health Mental health is the state of liking and accepting yourself. Short? Tall? Skinny? Chubby? Dark skin? Light skin? How do you feel about yourself? Why? Love yourself! You are very special! Self-esteem What is self-esteem? Is there a difference between self-esteem and smugness? What does it mean to have high self-esteem? Emotional Health The ability to show emotions in a healthy & accepted manner. This involves expressing emotions, facing problems, dealing with pressure & stress, and staying positive. How Do You Feel Today???? How many “emotions” can you name? How often do you feel “stressed out?” What makes you “stressed out?” How do you attack/resolve your problems? Can you talk about your feelings easily? What is the biggest problem you have faced? Would you like to share it with the class?