Introduction to Personal Health (Ch 1) 1. Differentiate between the definitions of health and wellness. Health is a _____________ of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Wellness is a ___________ of making informed choices that will lead one, over a period of time, to a healthy lifestyle that should result in a sense of well-being. 2. Look at the website http://wellness.uwsp.edu/Other/livewell/ What did you learn about the different dimensions of your wellness? Identify your strengths and areas that may need improvement. 3. Look at the wellness model on page 2 (Figure 1.1). What does the author of the model consider to be the most important dimension of wellness? Do you agree with this? 4. Are there people around you that you admire and would like to emulate for their wellness lifestyles? 5. Identify the link between preventative behaviors and wellness. 6. List the health behaviors that can increase the quality and longevity of your life.
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