Wellness by Ruth Lepago


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Wellness by Ruth Lepago

  1. 1. Health vs. Wellness• Health: –Condition of being of sound body with emphasis on freedom from pain
  2. 2. Wellnes– A multi- dimensional state of well- being, a holistic approach to life that encompasses bodily, mental, emotional, environmental , spiritual and
  3. 3. 7 Dimensions of Wellness1. Emotional2. Environment al3. Intellectual4. Occupation al5. Physical6. Spiritual
  4. 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. 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. 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. 7. EnvironmentalEffects Abuse1) More severe and more frequent natural disasters2) Species Extinction3) Disease4) Shorter life expectancy5) Fall of Economy6) Death
  8. 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. 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. 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. 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. 12. Physical Wellness• Encompasses a variety of healthy behaviors including: – adequate exercise – proper nutrition – abstaining from harmful behaviors like
  13. 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. 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. 15. 3) Deprivation a) Proper nutrition b) Clean environment c) Clean Water d) Rest
  16. 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. 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. 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. 19. Self Centeredness1) Selfishness2) Arrogance3) Indifference4)Discrimination5) Prejudice
  20. 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