|What is Wellness?.
Quite simply, it's making healthy (or healthier) decisions to help all areas of a person to be healthy.....
See graphic below
People's decision making and thus, behaviors, can be influenced by peers, culture, religion, family,
media, and a host of other things. Generally speaking, Overall Health Education is to promote
decision making skills that can be applied in every other area of Health for healthier decisions
HEALTH = Being Free from disease, generally just speaking about physical needs
WELLNESS = Being Healthy in all areas (physically, mentally, etc...see below)
P = Physical = Body = what you see, feel. Your body, body systems, etc.
I = Intellectual = Mind = Thoughts, Opinions, acts of Thinking, Intelligence,
S= Social = Group interactions= how one gets along in various group situations
E= Emotional = expressions of feelings, self concept, personality, coping ability
S= Spiritual = Values, Morals, Beliefs of what's right and wrong in different situations
* All areas can overlap and be effected by another area....For instance:
if someone is emotionally not healthy, then they may see physical symptoms such as
sweating, upset stomach, headaches, trembling, lack of sleep, etc. There is nothing
physically wrong with their body but the emotional problem causes physical
It is not enough to be healthy, one needs to try to obtain wellness.
Take this survey about PISES to see how you rank and what needs improvement.
This will help you with one of your reflection questions
Defined = Where someone learns how to act.......It has a whole lot more details to that
but it can be easily summarized by placing into 2 categories:
1) = media or things
2) = people and environment or people and place
Download a comprehensive but not totally inclusive list provided by previous class
possible influences in a person's life
SPIRITUAL HEALTH maybe most important
Influences => world views => beliefs => values=> behaviors
Further notes and activities in class regarding
*Decision making/ goal setting:
Assignment check list for this intro and Cyber Safety
CLICK HERE for constructed responses
Health stats based on economic group = Time Magazine Sept 2014
SEE ALSO WEBPAGE of the
National YRBS STUDY RESULTS
HEALTH AND WELLNESS (PISES, INFLUENCES) Powerpoint
= Mr. Corabi
Maintaining Health and Wellness powerpoint (things to do) = Mr. Corabi
WELLNESS AND PISES Mp3 = Mr. Corabi
survey about PISES = (word doc)
PISES powerpoint (pptx) made by Rush Arts student Staci Salamon
Wellness (PISES) Powerpoint (pptx) from Annie Houng, Rush Student
Promoting Health and Wellness Mp3 = Teen Health
What kinds of things effect your health Mp3 = Teen Health
Possible INFLUENCES Graphic Organizer
WEBSITES and Web Based activities
to promote Comprehension, Enrichment and Remediation
Interactive ARTICLE: WELLNESS WHEEL (PISES PLUS) =
NATIONAL YRBS survey results CDC
Youth Risk Behavior Study
Above the Influences of others = Above the Influence
VIDEO: INSIDE THE TEEN BRAIN: PBS video
What are they thinking???? and Why!
Science behind Addiction =
.lumierehealingcenters sent to me by Sharon Therien =
REAL AGE = share care formally realage.com
research database: Browse Health information by topics = emedicine
CDC A to Z
An A-Z guide to anything the Center of Disease control educates about
WEB MD A to Z Video
"Fun" Health quizzes= all the tests.com
|ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS I NEED TO UNDERSTAND
1) What is Wellness and what can I do to improve it?
2) Where does someone learn to make decisions regarding Health/Wellness?
3) What are some influences to our decisions about health?
10.1: Concepts of Health E: Health Problems and Disease Prevention
10.2: Healthful Living A: Health practices, products and services
B: Health information and consumer choices
C: Health information and the media
D: Decision Making Skills
E: Health and the Environment
By the end of this unit, students will :
1) Define what it means to be healthy, as well as WELLNESS
give at least 2 examples of being well in each area of PISES.
2) Identify influences (positive and negative) in making Healthy Decisions
3) Describe different decision techniques already used and evaluate their
4) Practice at least 1 additional and new decision making technique
|Wellness (general overview)
main unit page
This is a mini unit for purposes of introduction
....There are no other topic pages for this unit other than what is on this page
The other main units are separated into topic pages.
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