Wellness Chapter 1 review

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Wellness
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An expanded idea of health. The ability to live life to the fullest. Refers to the choices you make in regards to your lifestyle. Can be separated into 6 dimensions.
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physical wellness
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Your optimal physical health
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examples of physical wellness
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Eating well, excercising, avoiding harmful habits, making responsible decisions about sex, taking charge in learning about your disease, getting regular medical checkups, and taking preventative measures against injury.
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Emotional wellness
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monitoring and exploring your thoughts and feelings, identifying negative factors on your emotional well being
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examples of emotional wellness
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optimism, rust, self esteem, self acceptance, self confidence, self control, satisfying relationships, and the ability to share feelings.
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Intellectual wellness
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the ability to evaluate and store health related information. Detect problems, find solutions and direct behavior
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Examples of intellectual wellness
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openness to new ideas, a capacity to question and think critically, and the motivation to master new skills, as well as a sense of humor creativity and curiosity
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Spiritual wellness
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possessing a set of guiding beliefs, principles, or values that give meaning and purpose to your life, especially during difficult times
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examples of spiritual wellness
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having the capacity for love, compassion, forgiveness, altruism, joy and fulfillment. Organized religion can help achieve this, so can connecting with nature.
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Interpersonal/Social wellness
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satisfying relationships which are basic to both physical and emotional health
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examples of interpersonal wellness
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learning good communication skills, developing capacity for intimacy, cultivating a support network of friends. Contributing to your community, country and world.
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Environmental or planetary wellness
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the correlation between the health of the planet and your own health
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examples of environmental wellness
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safety of the food supply, the degree of violence in society, ultraviolet radiation from sunlight, air and water pollution, lead in house paint, and second hand tobacco smoke in indoor air.
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Infectious disease
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a disease that is communicable from one person to another, caused by invading microorganisms such as bacteria and viruses
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chronic disease
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a disease that develops and continues over a long period of time; usually caused by a variety of factors including lifestyle
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sex
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the biological and physiological characteristics that define men and women
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genome
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the complete set of genetic material in an individuals cells
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Gene
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the basic unit of heredity, a section of genetic material containing chemical instruction for making a particular protein
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Target behavior
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an isolated behavior selected as the object of a behavior change plan
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self efficacy
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the belief in ones ability to take action and perform a specific behavior
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locus of control
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the figurative place a person designates as the source of responsibility for the events in his or her life
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healthy people initiative (HPI)
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national wellness goals that the u.s government seeks to prevent unnecessary disease and disability to achieve a better quality of life for all Americans
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2010 HPI goals
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increase quality and health of life, eliminate health disparities amongst americans
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Trans theoretical model for behavioral change
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precontemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, maintenance, termination
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behavioral change plan
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examine pros and cons of change, boost self efficacy, identify and learn how to overcome barriers to change

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