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Unformatted text preview: Living the Wellness Lifestyle L iving the Wellness Lifestyle and Discovering Freedom from Stress Chapters 9 & 13 To enjoy one’s leisure, recreation, and play To to the fullest, one must be free from external and internal constraints. – potential constraint = poor health Being free from illness is only a small part of Being total health. According to the World Health Organization, According “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity (1946). Health, viewed as an overall well(1946). being, introduces the concept of wellness. being, wellness. HEALTH VERSUS WELLNESS HEALTH Health, in its simplistic view, is a state of being, either you are sick or you are not. Wellness is – an active, lifelong process of first becoming an aware of the way you are affected by your nutrition, fitness, stress, interpersonal relationships, and environment; – and, second, using this knowledge to make and, choices that will lead you toward a higher state of well-being. Wellness has a strong relationship to several dimensions: Social Intellectual Physical Emotional - comfortable with self- expression. paying attention to self-care, relaxation, stress reduction, and the development of inner resources. resources. Spiritual - In-tune to your personal growth; connection between mind and body. between Occupational - comfortable and confident in the workplace where stress is at a minimum; being in a work environment where you accommodate each other’s weakness and strengths as well as your own. well Dimensions influence each other. important that each dimension is developed and all exist in harmony: A wellness lifestyle… wellness encourages a change in attitudes and encourages beliefs, as well as active involvement and commitment to improve personal health practices. Prevention vs. treatment. treatment. WHY WELLNESS? – The leading causes of death are largely lifestyle The related. related. – It enhances the quality of life. – It saves money. Risk Factors Risk Examples of Wellness Examples Lifestyle Habits Lifestyle Eating foods high in fats Sleeping 7-8 hours/night Smoking Eating breakfast every day Lack of regular exercise Eating healthfully Excessive intake of Excessive alcohol alcohol Failure to take prescribed Failure medications medications Maintaining an ideal Maintaining weight weight Exercising regularly No drinking or in No moderation only moderation No smoking The key to a wellness lifestyle is self-responsibility. self-responsibility. Personal health is something that you do Personal have a certain amount of control over. PHYSICAL NUTRITION SOCIAL MENTAL Balancing it all out… Balancing So, the question is… How can I be sure to become or continue How to be a balanced person? How can I make sure to meet all three needs? make And what if you don’t balance it out…and encounter Stress it What is stress? What Stress is the body’s response to any Stress demand placed upon it – real or imagined. demand Often referred to as the “flight or fight” Often response response Not all stress is bad Two Types of Stress Two Acute Chronic Body’s Reaction to Stress Body’s General Adaptation Syndrome General (Three phases) (Three – 1: The “Alarm Reaction Phase” – felt like a racehorse racehorse Acute – once immediate danger passes, body returns Acute to normal state. to Phase 2: Resistance Phase If stress is ongoing, the body will naturally If try to adapt to the stress. try Cognitive skills taxed due to stress Phase 3: Exhaustion Phase If feeling stress for a long period, may run If out of supply of necessary hormones body will shut down = total exhaustion. will May do serious harm to internal organs and May contribute to onset of disease (heart disease, headaches, back pain, stroke, etc.) disease, Ways to Deal with Stress Ways Not always effective. Not – Ex: agression or withdrawl With acute stress, may need to redirect With Chronic – must try to eliminate it, either With remove it or alter way of thinking. remove – Requires time and dedication Stress Skills Stress Relaxation Skills Cognitive Restructuring (self-talk) Assertiveness Physical Activity Learn to Play – By learning how to play, you can ensure yourself little stress free By islands. You can’t be at stress if you are having fun. islands. Get Back to Nature Stay Physically Healthy Personal Support Groups Know when to turn to professional help ...
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This note was uploaded on 09/16/2011 for the course HRTM 10 taught by Professor Phillytoney during the Spring '11 term at San Jose State.

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