What is health?
Health: the overall well being of you body, mind, and relationships with other people
Types of health
Physical health: how well your body functions
Mental health: the state of being comfortable with yourself, with others, and with your surroundings
Emotional health: how you react to events in your life, your mind is alert, you can learn from your mistakes, and recognize your achievements
Social health: how well you get along with others, have loving relationships, respect the rights of others, give and accept help
Wellness: ideal level of health
Life expectancy: the number of years a person can expect to live
Quality of life: the degree of overall satisfaction that a person gets from life
Goals: a result that a person aims for and works hard to reach
Risk factors: any action or condition that increases the likelihood of injury, disease, or other negative outcome
Habits and behavior: habits and behaviors are repeated so often that they become almost automatic
Influences: anything that can affect your decisions, habits and behaviors
What impacts our health related decisions?
Culture: What we learn from people in our community
Friends and people at school: What we hear from others
Advocacy: using communication to influence and support others in making positive decisions, could be public speakers or public service announcements
Advertising: any effort to sell you products or services
We can set personal goals that improve health
To make sure your goals are clear and reachable, each one should be SMART:
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.