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Notes from 1001 B health science class by prof Shauna Burke. Word to word notes. Attended every class!

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Health Sciences
Health Sciences 1001A/B
Shauna Burke

Chapter 1Taking charge of your health 1102012 33900 PM What is Health physical mental abd social well Health is a state of complete being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmityWorld Health Organization WHO 1948Health is therefore seen as a resource for everyday lifeHealth is a positive concept emphasizing social and personal resources as well as physical capabilities Health should be something that enables us to do our daily duties and achieve our goals What is Wellness An expanded idea of health The ability to live life fully with vitality and meaning We are not talking about just physical aspects of health Some ppl might be physically disabled but still lead a meaningful life Largely determined by the decisions you makeabout how you live your lifeNot a static goal but adynamic process of change and growth Wellness constantly changes day by daydynamic Encompasses 7 interrelated dimensions7 Dimensions of Wellness 1 Physical 2 InterpersonalSocial3 MentalIntellectual4 Occupational 5 Emotional 6 Environmental 7 Spiritual These 7 dimensions interact continuously influencing and being influenced by one anotherPhysical Wellness Requires healthy eating exercise learning about disease getting regular checkups etcInfluences quality of life and how many years will live a personal sense of physical and mental health Requires a full range ofto enable people to work play and maintain satisfying relationships InterpersonalSocial Wellness Involves learning effective Communication skills developing the capacity for intimacy and cultivating a support networkRequires participating in and contributing to your community country and world MentalIntellectual Wellness Includes an openness to new ideas a capacity toand to learn new skillsThe ability to is one of the most important aspects of wellnessOccupational WellnessA sense of personal satisfaction derived from careercareer developmentInvolves attaining a attaining a work life balance Eg if you hate your job it will affect you emotionally physically and so on Emotional Wellness Includes optimism trust selfesteem self control an ability to share feelings Requires monitoring feelingsidentifying obstacles toemotional wellbeingfinding solutions to emotional problemsMost closely related to your feelings
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