Chapter 1 - Introduction to Wellness Dr. Adam J. Decker...

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Unformatted text preview: Introduction to Wellness Dr. Adam J. Decker Georgia Institute of Technology HPS 1040 Wellness: The New Health Goal Wellness = optimal health and vitality 6 Dimensions of wellness Physical wellness Emotional wellness Intellectual wellness Spiritual wellness Interpersonal and social wellness Environmental, or planetary, wellness World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not Wellness Continuum Figure 1.1 Fit & Well: Core Concepts and Labs in Physical Fitness and Wellness, Chapter 1 Public Health Achievements Figure 1.2 Fit & Well: Core Concepts and Labs in Physical Fitness and Wellness, Chapter 1 2009 Leading Causes of Death Heart disease: 616,067 Cancer: 562,875 Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 135,952 Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 127,924 Accidents (unintentional injuries): 123,706 Alzheimer's disease: 74,632 Diabetes: 71,382 Influenza and Pneumonia: 52,717 Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 46,448 Septicemia: 34,828 CDC .2009. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/lcod.htm Leading Causes of Death by Age Ages 1524 Accidents Homicide Suicide Cancer Heart disease Congenital defects Stroke Flu/pneumonia A g e s 2 5 4 4 A c c i d e n Behaviors That Contribute to...
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2012 for the course HPS 1040 taught by Professor Surrency during the Spring '08 term at Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Chapter 1 - Introduction to Wellness Dr. Adam J. Decker...

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