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Midterm08 - What is Wellness Wellness is defined as...

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What is Wellness? Wellness is defined as purposeful, enjoyable living, and a deliberate lifestyle choice characterized by personal responsibility and optimal enhancement of physical, mental, and spiritual health. Wellness implies steps to prevent illness and movement towards a rich, balanced life. Wellness and health are related, but are not the same. The World Health Organization defines health as "not merely the absence of disease or infirmity," but" state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being.“ A wellness lifestyle is based on health-enhancing behaviors.
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Six Dimensions of Wellness Physical wellness includes balanced nutrition, regular exercise, avoiding harmful behaviors and substances, and preventing illness and accidents. Psychological wellness refers to both our emotional and mental states-to our feelings and thoughts. It includes the ability to express emotions and accept a range of feelings in self and others. Coping with daily stressors is a component of psychological wellness.
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Dimensions of Wellness Spiritual wellness has the belief in some meaning or order in the universe as its essential component. Spiritually healthy individuals identify their own purpose in life; experience joy, peace and fulfillment, and help themselves and others achieve their full potential. Formal religion can be a part of spiritual wellness.
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Dimensions of Wellness Social wellness is the ability to interact effectively with other people and the social environment. Social wellness refers to developing satisfying interpersonal relationships and fulfilling social roles. It involves participating in and contributing to the community, living in harmony, and developing positive interdependent relationships with others. Social isolation increases the risk of sickness and mortality.
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Dimensions of Wellness Intellectual wellness is defined as the ability to think and learn from life experience, with an openness to new ideas. It includes critical thinking skills and the capacity to question and evaluate information. Emotional intelligence is an important component of intellectual wellness. Self-awareness, altruism, motivation. love, and empathy are key ingredients. High emotional intelligence assists individuals to succeed at home and in the workplace
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Dimensions of Wellness Environmental wellness pertains to the impact the world has on well- being.
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What is Physical Fitness? Physical fitness is the ability to respond to routine physical demands, with enough reserve energy to cope with a sudden challenge.
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Five Components of Physical Fitness Cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition.
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Cardiovascular fitness Refers to the ability of the heart to pump blood through the body efficiently.
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