Changing Personal Behaviors for Optimum Wellness
Wellness- Achieving the highest level of health possible in each of several dimensions
Six Primary dimensions of wellness
Physical- A state of physical health and well being that includes body size, body function, measures of strength and endurance, and resistance to disease.
Social- A person’s degree of social connectedness and skills, leading to satisfying interpersonal relationships.
Intellectual- The ability to think clearly, reason objectively, analyze, and use brain power to solve problems and meet life’s challenges
Emotional- The ability to control emotions and express them appropriately at the right times; includes self esteem, self-confidence, self–efficacy, and other emotional qualities.
Spiritual- A feeling of unity or oneness with people and nature and sense of life’s purpose, meaning, or value
Environmental- An appreciation of how the external environment can affect one self, and an understanding of the role one plays in preserving, protecting, and improving it
Related Dimensions of Wellness
Occupational Wellness- A level of happiness and fulfillment in work, including harmony with personal goals, appreciation from bosses and co-workers, and safe workplace.
Financial Wellness- The ability to balance and manage financial needs and wants with income, debt, savings, and investments.
Leading causes of death among Americans ages 20-24
Accidents DWI, Seat Belts - Genetic Defects
Homicide - HIV
Suicide - Pregnancy and Child Birth
Cancer - Stroke
Heart Disease - Diabetes
Leading cause of death among Americans overall
Heart Disease - Diabetes
Cancer - Alzheimer’s
Stroke - Flu and Pneumonia
Lung Disease - Kidney Disease
Accidents - Blood Poisoning
Question: How Can You Change Your Behavior to Increase Your Wellness?
Behavior Change- An organized, deliberate effort to alter or replace an existing habit or pattern of activity
Six Stages of Behavior Change:
Step #1 Understand the Stages of Behavior Change - Precontemplation No current intention of changing, denial - Contemplation Recognize they have a problem and begin to contemplate the need to change within six months - Preparation Just about ready to start did research came up with a plan - Action Execution of action plan. Fail stage because of lack of help from others setting realistic goals - Maintenance Work to prevent a relapse into old habits “long term Commitment” Relapse causes: