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Wellness & Health

Vocab and other information about Wellness

Health combination of physical, mental/emotional and social well-being.
Self Assessment careful examination and judgment of your own patterns of behavior
Wellness is a state of well-being, or balanced health
Health Goals are healthful objectives or aims that you take steps to achieve through healthful actions
Life Skills are abilities that help you maintain and improve your health.
Healthful Behaviors are actions that promote health; prevent illness, injury and premature death and improve the quality of the environment.
Risk Behaviors are actions that threaten health; increase the likelihood of illness, injury and premature death and harm the quality of the environment.
Abstinence means choosing not to engage in any risks behavior
Health Literacy is the desired outcome of the study of health
Physical Health involves the condition of your body
Mental/Emotional Health relates to your thoughts and feelings.
Social Health involves the ways in which you relate to other people.
Steps to practice healthful behaviors Learn about a healthful behavior Practice the healthful behavior in the correct way. Ask for help if you need it. Make the healthful behavior a habit.
Categories of risk behaviors for teens Behaviors that result in unintentional and intentional injuries Tobacco use Use of alcohol and other drugs Sexual activity Dietary choices that contribute to disease Lack of physical activity
Effective communication is a skill in expressing knowledge, beliefs, emotions and ideas
Self-directed learning is a skill in gathering and using knowledge.
Critical thinking and problem solving is a skill involved in evaluating information from reliable sources and using it to make responsible decision.
Responsible citizenship means practicing responsible behavior that are safe and legal.
Wellness Scale a range between illness and wellness
Ways to improve your physical health: Diet, physical activity, rest, health screenings, avoid drugs & alcohol, and avoid unnecessary risk
Ways to improve your mental & emotional health: positive & realistic outlook express feelings appropriately use talents effectively to achieve goals Patient with new skills Take responsibility for your actions
Ways to improve your social health: Value members of your family open attitude toward other people Be a good but truthful friend Agree to disagree Don't insult or put others down
Created by: raydavis