Sci 162 Week 1 Assignment

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Six Dimensions of Health Worksheet

Part 1

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.

Physical health:

I am probably not the healthiest person but I am not overweight or lazy. I try to stay active and my job helps to make sure of that. I hope I do not jinx myself but I have been sick free for over 4 years and still going strong. This might not be the most conventional way to exercise but I like to play video games in my free time. I recently got a Microsoft Kinect for my Xbox 360 along with an exercise game. I do not have time to go to the gym and I did not want to buy any exercise videos so buying an exercise game seemed to catch my interest more. I play the game about 3-4 times a week and I am surprised to say I have noticed results. I woke up sore after my first time with the game, which I did not expect.

Social health:

I love being surrounded by my family and friends and I feel that I have a healthy social life. I like being close with my family and friends because I can go to them with my problems and they keep me in a good mood. I enjoy meeting new people and making new relationships. I find that the more people I know the more opportunities arise. A few weeks ago I went out with some of my friends from high school that I had not seen in a few years. To my surprise, one of my friends just got a new job as a supervisor at a local telephone company. I told him how I was getting a degree for computer networking. He told me to get in touch with him when I finished school and he would try and get me a job.

Intellectual health:

I am one that constantly examines everything in my life. Whenever I have to make a decision, it can take forever to make up my mind. I weigh out the pro and cons of situations...
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