Did You Know?
What is health?
Health vs. Wellness
Wellness is an active process through which people become aware of, and make choices toward,
a more successful existence.
Your general direction on the continuum matters more than your specific point on it at any given
Dimensions of Health
Physical health: how well your body functions, and how well you take care of it.
Intellectual health: a willingness to take on new intellectual challenges, openness to new ideas
and skills, a capacity to think critically, and a sense of humor and curiosity.
Psychological health: autonomy, self-acceptance, and the ability to maintain nurturing
relationships and to pursue meaningful goals.
Spiritual health: influenced by your beliefs and values and the way in which you express them.
Social health: the quality of interactions and relationships with others.
Environmental health: the quality of home, work, school, and social environments—as well as
the health of our planet.
Occupational health: the quality of your relationship to your work.
Current Health Challenges
Health Across America
Life expectancy is the average number of years a person may expect to live.
The current life expectancy at birth in the US is 78.8 years.
This is nearly 5 years longer than the life expectancy in 1940.