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Health Sciences 1001A/B
Shauna Burke

Chapter 1Taking charge of your health 1102012 23900 PM What is Health Health is a state of complete physical mental abd social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmityWorld Health Organization WHO 1948 Health 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 healthThe 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 lifeLargely determined by the decisions you makeabout how you live your life Not a static goal but adynamic process of change and growth Wellness constantly changes day by daydynamicEncompasses 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 WellnessRequires healthy eating exercise learning about disease getting regular checkups etc Influences 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 WellnessInvolves learning effective Communication skills developing the capacity for intimacy and cultivating a support network Requires participating in and contributing to your community country and world MentalIntellectual WellnessIncludes an openness to new ideas a capacity toand to learn new skills The ability to is one of the most important aspects of wellnessOccupational Wellness A sense of personal satisfaction derived from careercareer development Involves attaining a attaining a work life balance Eg if you hate your job it will affect you emotionally physically and so on Emotional WellnessIncludes optimism trust selfesteem self control an ability to share feelingsRequires monitoring feelingsidentifying obstacles toemotional wellbeingfinding solutions to emotional problems Most closely related to your feelings
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