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Health and Wellness (partial)

TermDefinition
basic human needs necessary for survival and health
Dr. Maslows 5 categories of human needs 1. physiologic 2. safety and security 3. love and belonging 4. self esteem and recognition 5. fullfillment/self-actualization In order from simple to complex.
physical health the absence of disease, pain, or abnormal conditions.
health problems can be minimized through regular physical examinations and dental check ups
food pyramid categories grains, vegetables, fruits, milk, meat and beans
#1 physiological needs oxygen, nutrition, elimination, rest
#2 safety needs shelter, freedom from harm and danger
#3 love and belonging (social needs) affection, belongingness, meaninggful relationships with others
#4 esteem needs how you perceive yourself, how others perceive you
#5 self actualization self-fulfilment, learn, create, understand, experience one's potential
Diet eat small, balanced, nourishing meals to maintain energy and stamina through the day
Rest and Exercise aim for 7-8 hours of sleep per night. engage in exercise or a sport that matches or slightly exceeds your abilities to maintain physical fitness.
oral hygiene and dental health get regular checkups to uncover problems, brush daily, consider having cosmetic issues fixed.
personal hygiene essential for maintaining a clean work environment, reduces risk of infection and illness
clothing and uniforms maintain positive impression by wearing clean, pressed, and fresh clothing
posture good posture improves appearance, performance, and energy level. stand and sit straight up. avoid slouching and tensing muscles as it will wear you out quicker.
smoking the smell of smoke on clothing/people can irritate patients with smoking related illnesses. Also, it is important to set an example as a health care professional
chemical dependence the illegal use or possession of controlled substances can be cause for denying, suspending, or revoking a nursing license.
personal illness it is your responsibility to avoid contaminating the clinical environment
Created by: joshtubach