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Health Sciences
Health Sciences 1001A/B
Shauna Burke

Chapter OneHealth and Wellness What is health Health is a state of complete physical mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity WHO 1984Health 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 What is wellnessAn expanded idea of healthThe ability to live life fully with vitality and meaningLargely determined by the decisions you make about how you live your lifeNot a static goal but a process of change and growthEncompasses 7 interrelated dimensions 7 dimensions of wellness 1 Physical 2 Interpersonalsocial 3 Mentalintellectual 4 Occupational 5 Emotional 6 Environmental 7 Spiritual Physical wellnessRequires healthy eating exercise learning about disease getting regular check upsInfluences quality of life and how many years you will liveHealth related quality of lifea personal sense of physical and mental health Requires a full range of functional capacity to enable people to work play and maintain satisfying relationships Interpersonalsocial wellbeingInvolves 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 wellnessIncludes an openness to new ideas a capacity to think critically and to learn new skillsThe ability to process and use information is one of the most important aspects of wellness
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