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.
Physical health: Diet and exercise. Eating right and exercising daily will help maintain good physical health. I eat three times a day and jog every morning. I also have children so I am always on the go.
(Includes characteristics such as body size and shape, sensory acuity and responsiveness, susceptibility to disease and disorders, body functioning, physical fitness, and recuperative abilities. Newer definitions of physical health also include our ability to perform normal activities Of daily living (ADLs), or those tasks that are necessary to normal existence in today’s society.)
Social health: Socializing. I have at least one adult conversation a day. Having children can limit the amount of social interactions parents have on a daily basis. I am very involved in my children’s schooling; therefore I am surrounded by children for a large part of my day.
(Refers to the ability to have satisfying interpersonal relationships, including interactions with Others, adaptation to social situations, and appropriate daily behaviors in society.)
Intellectual health: Critically thinking. We as students, employees, parents, etc. critically think on a daily basis. For me, my children are fighting: what caused the argument? Who started it? how do I fix it? These all being critical thinking on my part.
(Refers to the ability to think clearly, reason objectively, analyze critically, and use brain power effectively to meet life’s challenges. It means learning from successes and mistakes and making responsible decisions that take into consideration all aspects of a situation.)
Environmental health: My surroundings....