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Personal Health Assessment Paper

Roger Laskin


February 28, 2011

The term wellness is relatively new and it discusses the optimal health that a person has. The term wellness has to do with more than just physical health of a person. Concerning an individual, wellness deals with six dimensions of health; physical, spiritual, intellectual, social, psychological, and environmental ( Insel & Roth, 2006). Wellness happens when good choices are made about a person living their everyday lives. The purpose of this paper is to identify three of the six dimensions of health that are strongest and also one of those six that is the weakest and/or needs some improvement. In addition, this paper will also discuss a person’s decisions and habits that can be made to improve on personal health and discuss what should be learned in the course to assist in a healthier lifestyle.

Social, spiritual, and intellectual are three of the six dimensions of personal health that I identify with dealing with the strengths of my personal health. Growing up as an adolescent, religion has always played a major part in my life. Religion motivates and aids me in staying spiritually together. An individual can be religious and in the same token be weak spiritually. I feel my religion keeps me strong. The importance of being a spiritual person is having morals and certain values that give meaning to your life and your ability for compassion, forgiveness and love. A couple years ago, the intellectual part of personal health for me was a little weak. But I in turn, set various goals for myself and concluded I needed to attend college to better my education. I was never fond of school and found it a bit redundant to attend everyday to discuss the same ideas. I now have the foresight that I need to understand what it takes to get where I want to be in life. Now I am nearing my goal one class at a time which brings me closer to achieving my Bachelor of Science in...
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