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Kin1600notes - Dimensions of Wellness 8.26.10 Wellness means achieving your potential 6 dimensions of wellness o 1 Physical wellness What we

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Unformatted text preview: Dimensions of Wellness 8.26.10 Wellness means achieving your potential 6 dimensions of wellness: o 1. Physical wellness- What we commonly think of as health- Easiest/most traditional - Exercise level, nutrition, catching illness, weight o 2. Emotional wellness- Most important- Mind, emotions, feelings- If you have good emotional wellness and all others will fall into place - Have to be selfish - Goal= functional and grounded= your rational and can be independent o 3. Intellectual wellness- Aren’t as good at it than our capability - Have to expand your mind o 4. Spiritual wellness- Religious feelings - Do I belong? Or do I just have faith?- You believe in something- It can relieve your level of stress- Can provide answers- Concept of death o 5. Social/interpersonal wellness- What we do best- Deciding what you do/don’t like- Who your friends are- Relationships o 6. Environmental wellness- New- Need to start doing things to conserve - Able to keep our standard of living high **Theme of the class** o HEALTH IS ACTIVE o Health is under your control Wellness profile: person who has wellness o 1. Possess an active responsibility for themselves, understand health is active o 2. Learn how to manage stress o 3. Maintain a good self-esteem and have satisfying relationships o 4. Understand the world of sexuality o 5. Avoid tobacco and use alcohol wisely o 6. Proper nutrition, exercise, maintain healthy weight o 7. Know about self-treatment- 80% of all health problems are self treated o 8. Understands the health care system- Includes what doctors to go to and how to pay for it- Concept of insurance o 9. Knows about injuries/infections/things that make them sick and avoids them- Can be avoided by simple proper hygiene- 40% of people don’t wash hands after using the bathroom o 10. Understands the process of aging and death/dying o 11. Responsible when it comes to the environment- Recycling- Oil spill made some parts of the environment unusable Reach wellness by specific behavior changes Stages of change model o 1. Pre-contemplation (pre-thinking)- When a problem exists but you deny it or feel you have no power to...
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2010 for the course KIN 1600 taught by Professor Fisher during the Spring '09 term at LSU.

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Kin1600notes - Dimensions of Wellness 8.26.10 Wellness means achieving your potential 6 dimensions of wellness o 1 Physical wellness What we

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