Unformatted text preview: A. Take the Health Assessment survey posted on Canvas. Fill in your category scores in
the table below.
Categories of Wellness
Intellectual Health Ideal Score
40 Your Score
32 B. Although the survey is not a scientific instrument, it does allow you to assess your
own behaviors as they relate to general health and wellness. At the bottom of the Health
Assessment survey, you will find an interpretation of what each of your category scores
means. In your own words, describe how accurately you feel your category scores reflect
your overall wellness status. (minimum of 100 words)
I definitely agree with most of my scores because it shows that I need improvement in every
category. I scored below thirty in two categories, environmental and spiritual which I feel is fairly
accurate. I do need to work on my spiritual well being as I was not really raised to focus on
spirituality. I also would like to show more respect for the environment. I do care about our
planet, but I find it difficult to find the time to be conscientious of the environment. Also, it is hard
to convince myself to purchase environmentally friendly products because they are more
expensive and I live on a tight budget. I also find the other categories accurate.
C. After reviewing all of your scores, identify and briefly discuss three categories of
wellness that you might work toward improving throughout this semester. (minimum of
My environmental health is the lowest and I think this is one of the easiest ones to raise
because I can do so by switching to LED lightbulbs and recycling. It doesn’t take too much effort
from me. My second lowest, spiritual, is sort of harder to raise depending on the person’s beliefs
but I can easily raise it by appreciating life so much more! I have an okay score in physical
health but I would like to raise it by living a healthier lifestyle like sleeping more and working out
at least 5 days a week. A really small example to improve my health is when I absolutely HAVE
to pull an all nighter, I would like to emphasize how much more important it is to eat well and
work out so I do not get sick due to my weak immune system.
D. Please type your answers to the following questions in the text box. After reviewing
each of your category scores of the Health Assessment survey, choose a behavior from
one of your lowest category scores that you would like to improve over the next several weeks of this semester. Next, answer all of the following questions. Do not leave any item
blank. Also, do not type answers like "non-applicable," "I don't know," "I can't think of
anything," etc. or you will not receive credit.
From the list below please select one behavior(s) as your goal for the semester:
Get at least 7-8 hours of sleep a night
Eat a variety of foods each day, including seven or more servings of fruits and
vegetables and avoid skipping meals
Drink primarily healthy beverages that are low in sugar and caffeine every day
Reduce/eliminate tobacco use
Limit my alcohol consumption to 1 or 2 drinks per social event/outing
Improve my stress management skills by practicing meditation and/or yoga weekly
Limit leisure screen time (TV, computer, tablet, cell phone) to no more than 2hrs a day
Work on time-management skills and avoiding procrastination
Improve my reading and comprehension by reading books that interest me (outside of assigned
readings for class)
1. My behavior change will be: I will run 4 times a week.and work out more so I would feel
guilty eating junk food
2. My long-term goal for this behavior change is: To have a regular sleep schedule.
3. List three obstacles that you think you may face in making this behavior change.
-I might get lazy and do my workouts which would probably lead to unhealthy eating as well.
-I have a busy schedule with work and school so I might want to grab something unhealthy from
a fast food restaurant.
-I may just completely forget my goal with everything going on.
4. List three strategies that you will use to overcome the obstacles you stated above.
-I will set reminders in my phone.
-I will treat myself to a cheat meal once a week if I sustain my goal.
-I will plan my time better and set a schedule to workout everyday and make meals ahead of
5. List a short-term goal for attaining your behavior change.
-Eat healthy on the weekdays and whatever I want on the weekend and go on a run 3 miles a
6. List a target date for attaining your behavior change short-term goal.
9/18-9/24 7. List how you will reward yourself when you attain your short term goal.
-I will allow myself to buy a piece of not expensive item of clothing
8. List the name and e-mail address of the person who will support and encourage you as
you carry out your behavior change plan.
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