HLTH 101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Environmental Health, Sexual Orientation, Heredity

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Your Invitation to Healthy Change
General Definitions
Being healthy means more than not being sick or in pain
Health is also defined as “Not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”
Being healthy means “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being”
Simply saying health means being sound in body, mind, and spirit
Dimensions of Health
There are six inter related dimensions of health
Physical health
Psychological health
Spiritual health
Social health
Intellectual health
Environmental health
Additional- mental, emotional, occupational, financial health
Finding/ evaluating advice/ information
If we wish to make a change we need information to evaluate info we need to:
Check the creator
Check the reference/eiden e
Consider the author/ where do they report their findings?
Look for possible bias
Be skeptical
Do not oversimplify/ overgeneralize
Need to consider involved factors
Predisposing factors -- knowledge, attitude, beliefs, values, perceptions.
Enabling factors-- skills, resources, accessible facilities, physical-mental capabilities
Reinforcing factors-- praise, rewards, encouragement, recognition, sense of
achievement
Health issues for diverse population:
Sex/ gender
Ethnicity
Income & education
Disability
Geographic location
Sexual orientation
Discrimination
To make a change
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