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Chapter 1 - Taking Charge of you Health Health, wellness, infectious vs. chronic diseases, life expectancy, and threats to life expectancy.

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Western University
Health Sciences
Health Sciences 1001A/B
Shauna Burke

Chapter 1 Taking Charge of Your Health Sept 1410 Required reading chapter 1 pg 129Chapter 1Taking Charge of Your HealthWhat is HealthA state of complete physical mental and social wellbeingNot merely the absence of disease or infirmityA positive concept emphasizing social and personal resources as well as physical capabilitiesHealth is a resource for everyday lifeWhat is WellnessAn expanded idea of healthThe ability to live life fully with vitality and meaningDetermined by decisions one makes on how to live their life how they choose to live their lifeNot a static goal it is a dynamic process of change and growth7 interrelated dimensions all of which interact continuously influencing and being influence by one another o Physical WellnessHealthy eating exercise learning about disease regular checkups etcInfluences quality of life and how many years you live Health Related Quality of Life personal sense of physical and mental health This requires a full range of functional capacity to enable work play and maintain satisfying relationships o Interpersonal Social WellnessLearning effective communication skills capacity for intimacycultivating a support networkRequires participating in and contributing to your community county and world o Mental Intellectual WellnessIncludes openness to new ideas capacity to think critically and learn new skillsThe ability to process and use information
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