Introduction to Wellness ALH 202

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  1. America's New Health Problem
    • -Chronic Disease 
    • -Heart Disease
    • -Cancer
    • -Obesity
    • -Diabetes
    • -Emphysema
    • -Cirrhosis of the Liver
  2. Life Expectancy
    • - US over emphasis on state of art cures than cures instead of prevention programs
    • -US system fails to provide good health care
    • -44 million residents without life insurance
  3. Healy Life Expectancy (HLE)
    • -Japan has the highest life expectancy 
    • -US ranked 24th
  4. Causes of Increased Mortality
    • -Extremely poor health in Native Americans rural African Americans and inner-city poverty 
    • -HIVepidemic 
    • -High incidence of tobacco use
    • -High incidence of coronary heart disease
    • -Fairly high levels of violence, notably homicides, as compared to other developed countries.
  5. Diet
    • -American diet is the highest in fat 
    • -American diet is the lowest in fiber 
    • -US has the highest rate of heart disease, cancers of the colon, rectum, breast, and lung
  6. Causes of Death
    -Rest die due to unhealthy lifestyle
  7. Leading Health Problems in the US
    • -Half of the deaths are caused by cardiovascular disease and cancer.
    • -Caused by cigarette smoking
  8. The "Big-Three"
    • 1.Tobacco Use 
    • 2.Poor diet
    • 3. Inactivity
  9. What are Health and Wellness
    -State of complete physical, mental, and social well being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity
  10. Wellness
    Physical, mental, emotional, social, environmental, occupational, and spiritual
  11. Physical Wellness
    Dimensions most commonly associated with being healthy
  12. Mental Wellness:
    • A state in which your mind is engaged in live interaction   with the world around you.
    • -Involves curiosity and ongoing learning
    • -Think clearly, are quick to pick up new concepts, and catch on rapidly to new ideas.
    • -Breeds creativity
  13. Emotional Wellness:
    the ability to understand your own feelings,accept  your limitation, and achieve emotional stability.
  14. Social Wellness:
    the ability to relate well to others, both within and outside the family unit.
  15. Occupational Wellness:
    the ability to perform your job skillfully and effectively under conditions that provide personal and team satisfaction and adequately reward each individual.
  16. Environmental Wellness:
    capability to live in a clean and safe environment that is not detrimental to health
  17. Pedometer:
    electrical device that senses body motion and counts the footsteps
  18. Spiritual Wellness:
    the sense that life is meaningful, that life has purpose, and that some power brings all humanity together; the ethics, values, and morals to guide us and give meaning and direction to life
  19. Wellness Challenges of the 21st Century
    1979 publication of Healthy People, the US Surgeon Generals report on health promotion and disease prevention, the government embarked on a plan to establish broad national goals intended to promote wellness among all Americans
  20. Personal Responsibility
    Individuals need to become ever more healthy conscious, and responsible and informed behavior is the key to good health.
  21. Moderate Physical Activity:
    and energy expenditure of 150 calories per day, or 1000 calories per week.
  22. Maintain Healthy Weight
    typically accumulate 1hr of daily physical activity.
  23. How to prevent weight gain?
    recommend that up to 60min of moderate to vigorous-intensity physical activity per day may be necessary to prevent weight gain.
  24. American in accepting responsibility for?
    their own health and wellness
  25. Moderate Intensity Physical Activities:
    • -washing and waxing a car
    • -playing volleyball
    • -playing touch football
    • -gardening
    • -wheeling self in wheelchair
    • -walking 
    • -basketball
    • -bicycling
    • -Dancing fast
  26. Personal approach may achieve wellness?
    • -Stop smoking
    • -Stop drinking
    • -Weight Management 
    • -Increase physical activity
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Introduction to Wellness ALH 202
2013-04-30 03:11:39
Introduction Wellness ALH 202

Chapter 1
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