Six Dimensions of Health Worksheet
For each of the following six dimensions of health, list at least one characteristic, activity, belief, or attitude that reflects that dimension in your life. Provide a brief explanation with each example. Refer to Ch. 1 in the text for explanations of these dimensions.
My body type is petite, which means when I put on extra pounds it shows more than someone of an average body type. I can walk every day after my evening meals in order to burn off calories from the day. By doing this I will lose weight, and establish a physically active daily routine.
An activity that fosters social health is setting aside date night with my husband. Sometimes when you are a mother, employee, and a student it’s important to remember that you are a person too. Since we have been doing this, I feel as if I’m still able to take part in the world socially and have a strong relationship.
Intellectual health: A characteristic of this dimension is the ability to think clearly, and take all accounts of a situation into consideration before reaching a decision. I do this by taking a deep breathe, and a step back from every situation having some time that I can sit down and think before making a rash decision.
Environmental health: I believe that everyone has a responsibility and an obligation to make sure we protect our environment not only for us, but for the generation to come. Going green is a great activity we can do to help promote environmental health, as well as recycling.
Emotional health: In order to promote emotional health I realize that I do have a problem, and have been diagnosed as being bipolar. In order to make sure that I take all steps necessary to overcome this I take my medication regularly. Realizing that I’m not the only one who experiences this is a great relief to me, and helps me stay positive about my emotional health.