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Health

The capacity to lead a satisfying life, fulfill ambitions and accommodate to change.

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Health is:

1. Personal
2. Dynamic
3. Holistic
4. Relates to the quality of someone's life
5. Multidimensional
6. Ability to cope with the challenges of change

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The dimensions of health are:

Spiritual
Mental
Emotional
Environmental
Mental
Physical

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Being

Who am I? Who am I becoming as a person?
- physically, emotionally, socially etc.

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Belonging

To what groups do I connect with in a sense of belonging

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Becoming

What accomplishments am I striving for
- who do you want to be? What are you trying to be?

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Achievement of health and wellness

Not a SINGLE event
Doing things in MODERATION
We need BALANCE in everything

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Reactive approach to health and wellness

Only worrying about your health when you are sick

Waiting for something to go wrong before you fix it

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Proactive approach to health and wellness

Having lifestyle habits that enable you in the long run to lead a healthier life

Using Moderation and balance

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Wellness

Reflected on how a person chooses to live their life

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Wellness is influenced by:

Family
Peers
Culture
Media

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Positive influences of family on wellness:

Education:
- advice to stay healthy

Values
- influence lifestyle choices

Support
- emotional
- financial & mental

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Negative influences of family on wellness:

- pushing children to compete for rewards instead of the physical mental social and spiritual benefits of activity

- parents who live vicariously through their children

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Positive media messages

Creates motivational role models who push kids to participate in physical activity

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Negative media messages

- distorts body image
- distorted meaning of what it means to be an accomplished performer

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Social/peer influences

- Participation in sport comes with social benefits incurred in meeting new people

- there are also negative influences:
- choose friends wisely
- resist negative peer pressure

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North American cultural views about health:

- views disease from a scientific point of view

- there is a more holistic approach emerging

- we wait until something is already gone to start trying to get rid of it

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Eastern and aboriginal cultures views about health:

- health has a strong spiritual quality
- disease is understood in terms of individuals spiritual harmony with oneself and or his or her environment

- oriental culture uses chi
- aboriginal culture uses sweat lodge

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Chi

We are all born with given amount of chi and what u do with it is up to u

Humans restore our energy (chi) with nutrients in or food and destroy it with negative complexes