Associate Level Material
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. I have started to eat healthier and walk for an hour everyday.
Social health: I have one best friend of 23 years that I talk to everyday. This is the most fulfilling friendship that I have in my life. She is like my sister that I never had.
Intellectual health: Returning to the University of Phoenix is the way I am improving my intellectual health.
Environmental health: Recycling cans and using a filter instead of buying bottled water are the ways that I practice environmental preservation.
Emotional health: Appropriately disciplining my children without yelling is not the easiest thing for me to do. My three boys find ways to get under my skin purposely. I sometimes have to walk away and take a breather, in order to control my emotions.
Spiritual health: Growing up in a Southern Baptist church has caused me to avoid organized religions. Currently, I am researching other options for spiritual growth.
In approximately 125 to 200 words, describe health and wellness in your own words using the ideas and concepts for each of the six dimensions of health.
In order to truly be healthy, attention and consideration must be paid to all six dimensions of health. Healthy eating and exercise will keep you physically fit. Social health will be better maintained with meaningful friendships, and not just by crowding your life with a large group of people. Furthermore, reading a good book or finding a topic to research are ways to accomplish intellectual health. Also, being aware of environmental hazards and helping to preserve natural resources will...
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