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Brainstorm and record:
What were some of the leading
causes of death 100 years ago?
What are the leading causes of
death today?
 *Infectious
Diseases that are caused by infecting organism
Can be passed from one person to another (polio, smallpox)
 *Life-Style
 Disease from neglect to your body
 Cannot be passed from person to person
 Heart, lung, cancer, diabetes
 * Lifestyle Choices?
 Choices made daily, of how to treat body and mind
We have the ability and the
responsibility to understand the
personal behaviors associated
with illness and learn the
necessary skills to change
unhealthy behavior, and to
promote wellness.
 Do
you sometimes think you take your health
for granted?
 Common
for young people to believe they
are immune to illness because of their age.
 Remember,
wellness if not just being free
from disease; it is the ability to function at
our best-
Good health has traditionally been viewed
as freedom from disease; thus, if you were
not sick, you were considered healthy.
While the absence of illness is one part of
being healthy, it doesn't indicate whether
you are at an optimal level of physical and
psychological health.
 The
process of achieving individual
potential in the physical, social,
emotional, mental, and spiritual
 The
achievement of
the highest level of
health possible in each
of the several areas.
 Physical
 Mental Health
 Emotional Health
 Social Health
 Spiritual Health
 Physical
health deals
with the body’s
ability to function.
 Physical health has
many components
including: exercise,
nutrition, sleep,
alcohol & drugs, and
 Exercise
is the act of
using your muscles to
stay physically fit.
 Exercise helps to give
you more energy,
maintain weight,
increase confidence &
self esteem, and helps
to battle chronic
 Proper
meals are essential in
leading a healthy life.
 Nutritious meals
create a balance
between what we eat
and the way our body
uses the food for
energy and growth.
 It
is recommended
that the average
person get at least
8-9 hours of sleep.
 The human body
likes regularity, so
try to go to bed and
wake up at the same
time daily.
Alcohol and other drugs
interfere with messages
to the brain and alters
 Use of such substances
puts you at risk for
accidental injuries, car
crashes, trouble with
the law, unwanted
pregnancies, and fights.
 Maintaining
a healthy
weight decreases your
risk of certain
diseases such as heart
disease and diabetes.
 Exercise and proper
nutrition helps to
maintain healthy
weight levels.
 Feelings
 How well you meet
the demands of daily
 Ability to process
 encompasses learning,
stress management,
and mental illnesses
or disorders.
 Learning
is the
development of skills,
behaviors, and
 Learning increases selfconfidence, awareness,
and self perception. It
also teaches one coping
 Those in good
mental/emotional health
are in touch with their
feelings and can express
them in appropriate
 Stress
deals with the
way our bodies and
minds deal with life
 It is important to
learn healthy ways
to deal with stress
or you could be at
risk for anxiety or
 Stress
and problems
with school, friends,
and family can cause
mental illnesses.
 Mental illnesses
include: depression,
bipolar disorder,
schizophrenia, and
 Social
Health deals
with the way react
with people within
our environment.
 This
includes: public
health, family
relationships, and
peer relationships.
 Public
health includes
disease prevention
and promoting health
through good decision
 Keeping yourself safe
and healthy benefits
your community as a
A healthy family
relationship is one that
is supportive, loving,
responsible, and
 Families should work
together to eliminate
stress and negativity in
the home. Promoting a
safe and enjoyable
 Strong
and supportive
friendships increase
happiness, selfesteem, and reduces
 Friends are there to
help celebrate your
accomplishments and
there to offer support
in times of need.
lot more than religion
 It
is a set of beliefs, principles, or
values that guide your life.
 Something
to turn to in hard times.
 Encompasses
a level of faith,
hope, and commitment to your
individual beliefs that provide a
sense of meaning and purpose.
 There
are 3 major
areas of the health
triangle: physical,
mental and social.
 Good decision
making and healthy
choices reduce the
risk of disease and
increase health
Wellness, a positive approach to life and
health, maximizes the individual's potential. It
involves the “whole” person - physically,
emotionally, and on a psychological basis.
A personal wellness lifestyle is associated with
good physical health, emotional stability, and
improved personal relationships.
 Wellness
is a process, not a static state of
being. You do not just get well or stay well.
There are many degrees or levels of
wellness, just as there are degrees of
illness. One can always be moving towards
better health, no matter how well you are.
 Wellness
 You
is not the absence of disease.
can be at a neutral point, without
discernible illness, yet still feel tired, run
down, bored, depressed, tense, anxious or
even not in control of your life….
 Traditional
medicine simply works with the
signs and symptoms of disease.
 The
Wellness Continuum extends the
definition of health to encompass a process
of awareness, education and growth, which
is based on self-responsibility.
Wellness is the integration of body, mind
and spirit-all that you do, think and feel
impacts your state of health.
How are you living your life?
How could you pro-actively improve or
change it?
 EDUCATION: What are your options?
Looking within? Receiving from others
 GROWTH: Trying out those options, then
reevaluating by going back to step oneback to awareness