What is Wellness? A state of high-level health Every decision you make in a day will effect your wellness either positively or negatively Examples -
5 Dimensions of Wellness Physical Refers to how well your body functions Healthy- you are able to carry out everyday tasks without becoming tired & worn down
Cont Mental State of being comfortable with yourself, others, & your surroundings Healthy – mind is alert, learn from mistakes, recognize achievements
Cont Emotional How you react to events in your life Healthy – feelings you feel are appropriate responses to events in your life
Cont Social How well you get along with others Healthy – loving relationships, respect the rights of others, being able to keep friends, give & accept help
Cont Spiritual Status of your relationship with God Healthy – You make time for Him each & everyday, He is your best friend, He is #1 in your life The sad thing is that this one is probably our weakest dimensions for many people.
5 Dimension Wheel Think of the dimensions as a wheel. You need every spoke to be strong in order for the wheel to work well. You also need an extremely strong center piece to support the spokes & wheel. Each dimension needs eachother, effects eachother & most of all needs the center piece.
Influences on Health & Wellness Heredity Environment Social environment Culture Media Technology Healthcare Behavior Please write an example of how each of these can influence your health in both a positive and negative way