Health Sciences 1001A/B Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Caffeine, Smoking Cessation, Transtheoretical Model

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Health: the state of complete physical, mental, and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity (who, 1948) Health is therefore seen as a resource for everyday life health is a positive concept emphasizing social and personal resources, as well as physical capabilities (who 1986) Requires healthy eating, exercise, learning of disease, getting regular checkups and so on. Influences quality of life and longevity of life. Health related quality of life = a personal sense of physical and mental health, requiring a full range of functional capacity to enable people to work play, and maintain satisfying relationships: interpersonal/social wellness. Involves learning effective communication skills, developing a capacity for intimacy, and having a support netwoek. Requires participating and contributing to the community, country and world: intellectual wellness, occupational wellness, emotional wellness. Includes an openness to new ideas, a capacity to think critically and to learn new skills.

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