Final exam - 1 List risk factors in your own life that may...

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1. List risk factors in your own life that may shorten your lifespan. What actions can you take to reduce or eliminate these risks? In the world there are many risk factors that may shorten ones lifespan. In my life I think stress in the most influential part in my life and at times it’s not for the best. Since I’m in college I have to worry about test pressure, problems with friends, changes, and academic failure. To make things calmer I have to relax, drop everything and take a break from everything that is happening around me. Stress can come and go but you have to know how to handle things that come your way. Another way to cope with stress is to breathe, and refocus on what’s best for your health. Having a night out with friends will help a lot as well as simple exercising. Nutrition is another thing that I think will shorten my lifespan. I’m not one that is obese but I am also very particular about how much I weigh and what I eat. There are times when I don’t want to eat because I think I weigh to much. What I need to do is consider the amount of calorie intakes I eat and know what is healthy and what is not. Taking vitamins will help a lot since I’m not one to eat very often, which then brings to exercising. Injury is a big factor in my life since I don’t like to settle down for anything. If I am hurt I like to get back up and play even more without getting checked up on. Things like that will cause blood clots and serious problems in the future if I don’t take care of it. I need to keep in mind of “Price” which is protect, rest and Ice. Following that will enable me to live a healthy life style and keep me in shape. 2. What is your personal definition of wellness? What do you consider to be your optimum state of health? Wellness is the integration of mind, body and spirit. It is the ability to live life to the fullest and to maximize personal potential in a variety of ways. Wellness involves continually learning and making changes to enhance your state of wellness. Wellness is divided into seven dimensions of well-being into a quality way of living known as: physical, intellectual, emotional, social, occupational, spiritual, and environmental. I most optimum state of health would consist of physical and social. Physical wellness is requires that you take steps to protect your physical health by eating well, getting plenty of exercise, maintaining a proper weight, getting enough sleep, avoiding risky sexual behavior, and restricting intake of harmful substances. Physical wellness helps you maintain a healthy look and in life. Social wellness is the ability to relate well to others. Social wellness gives us the ease and confidence to be outgoing, friendly and affectionate towards others. Social wellness helps a person interact with other people and gain social status to have communication with one another. 3.
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This note was uploaded on 05/28/2011 for the course HLT 110 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '10 term at Northern Virginia Community College.

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Final exam - 1 List risk factors in your own life that may...

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