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How do I achieve optimal
health and wellness ?
Essential Question
 Health
is the combination of
physical, mental, and social
 To
achieve optimal health, one must
pay attention and balance all 3 sides
of the triangle.
 Too much attention or neglect on
one side will result in a triangle that
is unbalanced.
 All 3 sides are interconnected.
A balance health triangle not only leads to
optimal health but also an enhanced
quality of life.
Quality of Life - The degree of overall
satisfaction that a person gets from life
Health is dynamic and travels on a
continuum, which fluctuates from day to
day and year to year, depending on
different factors, many of which are your
◦ (Each decision leads you in a direction)
Unbalance Health Triangle
Health professionals have studied the
process of behavior change and have
come to the conclusion that there are four
important steps:
◦ · Awareness (recognizing the problem)
◦ · Knowledge (reliable fact based
◦ · Decision Making
◦ · Apply the skill
How do I change my health?
Physical Health
How well the body functions
Having enough energy to perform daily
activities, deal with stress, and avoid
8 hours of sleep
Eat nutritious meals
Drink 8 cups of water daily
Engage in 60 minutes of physical activity
each day
Maintain a healthy body weight
Bathe, brush and floss teeth daily
Regular doctor and dentist visits
Avoid the use of tobacco, drugs, and
Components of Physical Health
I get at least 8 hours of
sleep each night.
Statement # 1
I eat a well balanced diet;
trying to include all food
Statement # 2
I keep my body, teeth, and
hair clean.
Statement # 3
I do at least 60 minutes of
moderate physical activity
each day.
Statement # 4
I avoid using alcohol,
tobacco, and other drugs.
Statement # 5
I see a doctor and dentist
for regular check ups.
Statement # 6
Mental Health
How you think and
feel about yourself
and others.
 How you cope with
daily life.
 How well you cope
with STRESS.
 Are you free from
depression or other
forms of mental
Mental Health
Self motivation
Self confidence
I generally feel good about
myself and accept
who I am.
Statement # 1
I express my feelings
clearly and calmly, even if
I am upset or angry.
Statement # 2
I accept helpful criticism.
Statement # 3
I have at least one activity
that I enjoy.
Statement # 4
I feel as though people like
me and accept me.
Statement # 5
I like to learn new
information and develop
new skills.
Statement # 6
Social Health
 How
 How
well you get along with others
well do you interact with
society and your community
 How well you maintain healthy and
supportive relationships
 Do you communicate effectively?
 Do you follow social morals?
I have at least one close
Statement # 1
I respect and care for my
Statement # 2
I know how to disagree with
others without getting
Statement # 3
I am a good listener.
Statement # 4
I get support
from others when
I need it.
Statement # 5
I say “no” when people ask
me to do something that is
harmful or wrong.
Statement # 6
Add up the number of “yes”
answers for each of the
three categories.
Graphing Your Results
Use the Health Triangle and
your paper and represent
your scores.
Label each side.
Graphing Your Results
Social (5)
Mental (5)
Graphing Your Results
Physical (3)
1.) Does your Health Triangle have
equal sides?
2.) In which area(s) are strong?
3.) In which area(s) do you need
Analyzing Your Results
What can you do to
improve your Health, and
balance your triangle?
How exactly will you be
able to accomplish this?
** TWO sentences for each. **
Summarizing Your Results