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Wellness by Ruth Lepago

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A holistic approach to well-being

A holistic approach to well-being


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  • 1. Health vs. Wellness• Health: –Condition of being of sound body with emphasis on freedom from pain
  • 2. Wellnes– A multi- dimensional state of well- being, a holistic approach to life that encompasses bodily, mental, emotional, environmental , spiritual and
  • 3. 7 Dimensions of Wellness1. Emotional2. Environment al3. Intellectual4. Occupation al5. Physical6. Spiritual
  • 4. Emotional Wellness1)Has the ability to deal with frustration and stress(resilience)2)Has the ability to have a pleasant disposition in spite of bad conditions3) Focuses on the positive more than the negative issues and qualities of people4) Has the ability to manage emotions such as anger; knows
  • 5. Depression• Causes• 1)Abuse(physical,sexual,emoti onal, verbal)• 2)Medications• 3) Conflict in the family• 4) Death of a loved one• 5) Genetics• 6) Major events: new school, moving, new job, divorce, loss of job, retirement• 7) Illness• 8) Drug Addiction• 9) Personal Problems
  • 6. Environmental Wellness1)Includes protecting the earth and its resources and modifying your surroundings to help you achieve a healthy lifestyle.2) Ideas: – conserve water and other natural resources – reduce, reuse, recycle – minimize your exposure to chemicals
  • 7. EnvironmentalEffects Abuse1) More severe and more frequent natural disasters2) Species Extinction3) Disease4) Shorter life expectancy5) Fall of Economy6) Death
  • 8. Intellectual Wellness1)Striving to improve your intellect and your creative spark. *Examples include: a) taking a course or workshops/seminars b) learning a foreign language or how to play a musical instrument • reading for personal enjoyment • seeking out persons who challenge you intellectually • taking up a hobby.
  • 9. Intellectuala) Laziness Inactivityb) Lack of purpose or drive in life to achieve or improve oneselfc) No goals or ambitiond) Engaging in destructive activitiesEx: smoking, drinking, drug abuse and other vices, hanging around
  • 10. Occupational1) Preparing andWellness making use of your skills and talents. -Finding a career that is meaningful, enjoyable and rewarding is vital to job satisfaction. 2) Ideas include: – exploring career options – creating a vision of your future – being open to
  • 11. Unemployment• Causes• 1) Rapid technological change• 2) Unwillingness to work• 3) Lack of qualification:• Education and experience• 4) Poor work ethics• 5) Socio-Economic Factors• 6) Political Factors
  • 12. Physical Wellness• Encompasses a variety of healthy behaviors including: – adequate exercise – proper nutrition – abstaining from harmful behaviors like
  • 13. • Causes Disease• 1) Cellular Damage by Unhealthy Foods• Some of the worst offenders include:• Deep-fried foods like donuts, French fries, and most varieties of potato chips• Margarine and shortening• Artificial additives like MSG and aspartame• Sugar-laden snacks and beverages• Hot dogs, most varieties of sausage, bacon, and highly processed luncheon meats
  • 14. 2 ) Toxins:a) Triclosan: an antibacterial & antifungal agent: found in liquid soap, toothpaste, deodorants, cosmetics,toys 1) affect the endocrine sys., muscular sys. and is carcinogenicb) Phthalates: found in plastics,Detergent, nail polish, hair spray* Affects the endocrine sys., liver and testes damage, breast cancer, obesityc) Bisphenol A: found in food containers, metal food cans,d) Carbon monoxidee) VOC ‘s (volatile organic compunds): paints, air fresheners, air spraysf) Leadg) Pesticides
  • 15. 3) Deprivation a) Proper nutrition b) Clean environment c) Clean Water d) Rest
  • 16. Spiritual Wellness• Set of beliefs, principles, or values that guide your life. – Increase your spiritual well-being by: • Exploring your spiritual core • Believing in a • Higher Being • Believing that there is a purpose for every person, every living thing and every
  • 17. Spiritual Deterioration Effects1) mental disease2) immorality: behavior not according to standards3) promiscuity:“sleeping around”3) corruption: lack of integrity or honesty 4) crime:Murder,homicide, suicide, genocide, theft, lying, forgery, shoplifting, drug
  • 18. Social Wellness• Receiving and giving support to family and friends; Ability to make and keep friends – Ideas include: • interacting with people of other cultures, backgrounds & beliefs. • cultivating healthy relationships • sharing your talents and skills • contributing to your community • communicating your thoughts, ideas and feelings.
  • 19. Self Centeredness1) Selfishness2) Arrogance3) Indifference4)Discrimination5) Prejudice
  • 20. Employee Wellness• Relatively new concept• Unhealthy lifestyle leads to chronic disease:smoking, poor nutrition, physical inactivity, and alcohol account for 800,000 deaths annually.108 million people in U.S. have a chronic conditio• 50% of premature deaths in U.S. are related to modifiable lifestyle factors.• Chronic disease