Health and Wellness

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Information about Health and Wellness

Published on December 6, 2008

Author: szajafri


“DXN Trustworthy” A True Approach for All Dimensions of Wellness : “DXN Trustworthy” A True Approach for All Dimensions of Wellness HEALTH : HEALTH WHO HEALTH IS A STATE OF COMPLETE PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND SOCIAL WELL-BEING AND NOT MERELY THE ABSENCE OF DISEASE OR INFIRMITY HEALTH IS A STATE OF WELL-BEING AND THE CAPABILITY TO FUNCTION IN THE FACE OF CHANGING CIRCUMSTANCES Illness : Illness Any person who is not fulfilling the definition of Health (By WHO) is in the Illness phase. Absence of wellbeing in any manner is defined as Illness. What is Wellness? : What is Wellness? Wellness is the state of optimal well-being, not simply the absence of illness, but an improved quality of life resulting from enhanced different health dimensions. Change Your I  • llness into We • llness SIX FUNDAMENTALS OF WELLNESS: : SIX FUNDAMENTALS OF WELLNESS: Self-responsibility - it is up to you to take care of your wellness. Holistic - based on the integration of body, mind, and spirit. Journey - there is no absolute level of wellness, it is a continuing journey. Balance - you need to attend to all areas of your wellness to create a balance. Uniqueness - there are as many different roads to wellness, as there are people. Time - do not wait for a better day, make today a better day. Our Health - Who's Responsible? : Our Health - Who's Responsible? Wellness requires that we get down to the real business of accepting responsibility for our wellbeing. A vital first step is understanding the difference between responsibility and blame. Responsibility is an empowering attitude. The more responsibility we take for any situation, the more ability we have to respond creatively. DIMENSIONS OF WELLNESS: : DIMENSIONS OF WELLNESS: 8 Dimensions of WellnessPhysical WellnessEmotional WellnessIntellectual WellnessSocial WellnessSpiritual WellnessEnvironmental WellnessMulticultural WellnessOccupational Wellness Physical Health : Physical Health The physical dimension of wellness promotes taking care of your body for optimal health and functioning. Attending to your medical health is important, and includes getting check-ups on a regular basis and seeking treatment for illness. Optimal physical health is attained through exercise, eating well, sleeping and resting according to our body’s needs, paying attention to the signs and symptoms of disease and seeking treatment when needed. Physical Health : Physical Health Physical Wellness is the ability to apply your knowledge, motivation, commitment, behavior, self-management, attitude and skills toward achieving your personal fitness and health goals. Our bodies function for us in countless ways every day by allowing us to work, rest, eat, and play. Important Health Tips : Important Health Tips Don't smoke.  Need help quitting? Maintain a physically healthy weight Exercise Act responsibly (protect yourself from STD's). Remember, abstinence is the only sure-fire prevention!! If you choose to drink, you do so in a low-risk manner Practice healthy eating habits Learn how to relax!!! Emotional Health : Emotional Health Emotional health is a dynamic state that is influenced by and influences our physical, intellectual, spiritual and social lives. Self-acceptance and self-confidence are essential components, as is the ability to share our feelings with others. Recognizing our problems and the ability to find solutions are also key to maintaining our emotional health. It is impossible to stop emotions from happening, so being able to cope effectively and in healthy ways is of great importance. Signs of Emotional Wellness : Signs of Emotional Wellness You can talk with someone about your emotional concerns You can say "no" when you need to without feeling guilty You are happy much of the time You have people in your life that care about you, and can call when you need them You are able to relax and share your feelings with others You feel good about who you are Intellectual Wellness : Intellectual Wellness Intellectual wellness is the utilization of human resources and learning resources to expand knowledge and improve skills. Intellectual wellness refers to active participation in scholastic, cultural, and community activities. Those who would be intellectually healthy are open to new ideas, think critically, and seek out new challenges. They have a sense of humor and a sense of their place in the world. They are creative and curious and never stop learning Tips for Good Intellectual Health : Tips for Good Intellectual Health Obtain good study and time management skills Learn to trust your ability to make good decisions Challenge yourself to see more than one side of an issue Recognize and value learning as a life-long process Be a creative and resourceful person Don't believe all you read or see on TV, instead, think critically about it Social Wellness : Social Wellness The ability to form and keep loving relationships and supportive people in our lives is essential to striving or wellness. Social health consists not only of our personal relationships but also our relationship to our community. The contributions we make to society make our lives meaningful and leave a legacy of purpose and commitment for those who follow us. Social Wellness : Social Wellness We are all social beings. Every day we interact with others in countless numbers of ways, from getting together with friends to asking a professor questions about an upcoming assignment. It is important to have the skills to relate with people in a variety of settings, and to peacefully resolve interpersonal conflicts when they arise. Signs of Good Social Wellness : Signs of Good Social Wellness Ability to adjust and develop new friendships when you move to a new place  You aren't afraid to go to places where you might not know anyone You value diversity and treat others with respect You value time alone You maintain the same values, beliefs, and attitudes when you're interacting in a group, as you do when you interact with just one other person You are aware of the social concerns in your community and are involved in solving community problems You keep yourself informed of local, national, and world news Spiritual Wellness : Spiritual Wellness involves finding meaning and purpose in life. This can give us strength to cope with despair and help us feel good about being alive. Spiritual wellness may or may not include religion Is there a relationship withEconomic Development? : Is there a relationship withEconomic Development? Smoking Increase Absenteeism Increase Insurance Costs Increase Maintenance and cleaning costs Decrease productivity PUD $5 Billion Health Care Costs $1 Billion Productivity Costs Nosocomial Post Surgical Infections $5,155 in follow up costs ($1,773 for controls) Relationship of Health to Economic Growth? : Relationship of Health to Economic Growth? Cell Science & Rocket Science : Cell Science & Rocket Science Public Health and well being : Public Health and well being The success or failure of any government in the final analysis must be measured by the well-being of its citizens. Nothing can be more important to a state than its public health; the states paramount concern should be the health of its people. - Franklin Delanor Roosevelt (1932) Slide 23: He who has health has hopeHe who has hope has everything.

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