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January 17 Health is active - something you control. Being passive means you let it go by and happen to you, it is the opposite of being active about your health. 2/3 of you have a mental issue Adjustment disorder - homesickness Six parts of wellness: o Physical : Acute - colds, rashes, etc, something you catch from someone else Chronic - asthma, diabetes, etc, from lifestyle or genetics o Emotional:   most important. If you are okay mentally, your wellness will be okay. You cannot function physically if you are messed up mentally o Intellectual:   we are the weakest at this one o Spiritual:   you need to believe in something o Social:   we are practicing this one the most o Environmental : we are destroying the environment Wellness profile: o Understand that health is active - don't let other people make decisions about your health for you o Learn how to manage stress o Having high self esteem - this is the hardest thing to do o Understanding the world of sex - everything from the meaning of sex to satisfying relationships o Avoiding tobacco and alcohol o Eating well and exercising o Knowing how to treat yourself and when to get help - 80% of the time people treat themselves. Two mistakes: they go to the doctor to often or they wait too long to go. o Learning about the healthcare system - including knowing which doctors to go to and your insurance o Learning about what makes you sick and how to prevent it o Understanding dying and death and mortality o Understanding the environment and taking the appropriate action Models of behavior change - read in chapter 1 The health belief model - your going to be active in health if you believe that it could effect you The main problem with changing behaviors is procrastination January 22
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  Stress - we all have this wellness issue - how you respond to a threat The general adaptation syndrome - founded by a man named Haans Seila - stress is a part of us and we waste time trying to eliminate stress. Stressor - an event or situation that causes you to start the general adaptation syndrome 2 types of stress: o Distress - bad type of stress (when your sitting in traffic) o Eustress - good stress (the stress of a first date) 3 parts of the general adaptation syndrome: o Alarm stage - Adrenal gland floods your system with adrenaline Your blood pressure increases All your stored fat and sugars are released into the blood stream and you start burning it at a very fast rate Your blood leaves your stomach and goes to your extremities The liver overflows the body with cholesterol (cholesterol lubricates your joints and repairs torn muscles) Most important - your immune system shuts down because it takes the most energy in your body to run o Resistance stage - your body is fighting your stressor o Exhaustion stage - sleep and relax Some ways to manage stress: o Working out o Relaxing by listening to music or reading o Sleeping
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2009 for the course KIN 1600 taught by Professor Fisher during the Spring '09 term at LSU.

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