Assignment 2- Scholarly Paper: Part 1
September 27, 2011
Life, in all its aspects and phases is susceptible to change from the moment it starts until it withers or ends. An example of such changes in life, are the changes in behavior and the adopting of new behaviors in order to create changes. Much like life itself, the process of changing behavior(s) are also susceptible to what is around it – whether its social, occupational, physical, intellectual, emotional or spiritual factors. This paper will be discussing about my efforts in adopting and achieving physical wellbeing, its influencing and disabling factors, my goals with measurable criteria, and strategies supporting the adoption of this new healthy behavior.
Achieving Physical Wellness
According to Hales and Lauzon (2010), there are six dimensions of wellness: social, occupational, physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual dimensions (p. 9). Upon taking the Holistic Lifestyle Questionnaire on the Testwell website, results show that the dimension of wellness where I score the lowest is the Physical Dimension, with a score of 30.0. Hales and Lauzon (2010) also states that “Physical wellness is met through participation in regular physical activity…learning about healthy eating habits supports the tenet of physical wellness” (p. 10). With or without having taken the health assessment test, I was already aware of how inactive I am physically. Personally, my reasons for selecting physical wellness as my new healthy behavior to adopt, was not so much for its outward physical benefits, but even more so for its inner physical effects and psychological effects that can help me be at my best while studying. For those who are physically active, the immune system, the ability to cope through different types of stress is heightened, leading to a much healthier wellbeing.
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