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Chapter 1 Understanding Health and Wellness Lesson 1 Your Total Health Click for: >> Main Menu >> Chapter 1 Assessment Teacher’s notes are available in the notes section of this presentation. Next >>
Three Parts of Good Health Your total health involving all the parts of your life. health A combination of physical, mental/emotional, and social well-being Health and Physical Literacy
Three Parts of Good Health You need all three sides to complete the health triangle. Each side supports the other two sides to make up your total health.
Physical Health Physical health involves the condition of your body. Physical activity includes participating in a sport or individual fitness activity. Most teens need about nine hours of sleep each night. Tobacco products harm your mouth, heart, and lungs. Using alcohol and other drugs can damage your liver, brain, and other organs.
Mental/Emotional Health Mental health refers to your ability to solve problems and handle the daily events in your life. – When you have good mental health: • You are able to see new ways of doing things. • You can handle the changes that come your way. Emotional health involves feelings, such as happiness, sadness, and anger. Good emotional health means knowing and sharing your feelings and responding to them in positive ways.
Mental/Emotional Mental/emotional health Health Cont. – When you have good mental/emotional health: • You face challenges in a positive yet realistic way. • Your are patient with yourself. • You know that everybody makes mistakes— including you! • You take action to reach your goals. • You take responsibility for your actions.
Social Health Social health describes how you relate to people at home, at school, and everywhere else. Strong friendships and warm family relationships are signs of good social health.
Your Overall Wellness You can maintain overall wellness by practicing good health habits and making smart choices for your mind and body. wellness A state of well-being or balanced health over a longer period of time Even though your physical, mental/emotional, and social health may change daily, your overall wellness takes the longer view. It is the balance between the three sides of your health triangle over weeks and months.
The Mind-Body Connection The mind-body connection shows how important it is to keep the three sides of the health triangle in balance. mind-body connection How your emotions affect your physical and overall health and how your overall health affects your emotions Your mind and body connect through your nervous system. This system includes thousands of miles of nerves. The nerves link your brain to every part of your body. Upsetting thoughts and feelings can affect the signals that go our from your brain to other parts of your body.
The Mind-Body Connection Emotions Your emotional health affects your physical and overall health. If you become very sad or angry, or if you have other strong emotions, talk to someone. Sometimes you may be in a situation that requires the professional health services of a counselor or medical provider. Your physical and overall health affects your emotional health. Physical and Overall Health