Health, Wellness, Fitness and Healthy Lifestyles: An Introduction

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The Wellness Continuum

ILLNESS

WELLNESS
neutral point (no illness or wellness)

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Concepts of Fitness and Wellness 5e

Years of Healthy Life Total Lifespan (76. 3 Concepts of Fitness and Wellness 5e .7 yrs Healthy Unhealthy 64 yrs.7 Years) 12.

Treatment vs. Promotion Wellness Health Promotion Disease Prevention Disease/Illness Disease Treatment 4 Concepts of Fitness and Wellness 5e .

Wellness is Multi-Dimensional  Wellness is the positive component of good health and includes different dimensions 5 Concepts of Fitness and Wellness 5e .

Lab 1a info The Dimensions of Wellness + Happy Informed Fit Intellectual Physical Social Spiritual Depressed Emotional-Mental Ignorant Unfit Lonely Unfulfilled Negative 6 Involved Fulfilled Positive Concepts of Fitness and Wellness 5e Total Outlook .

Integration of Wellness Dimensions P = Physical S = Social I = Intellectual E = Emotional SP = Spiritual E S SP I P SP S E 7 Concepts of Fitness and Wellness 5e .

Achieving Wellness Wellness is the product of healthy lifestyles just like fitness is the product of regular exercise 8 Concepts of Fitness and Wellness 5e .

Healthy Lifestyles            9 Regular physical activity Eating well Managing stress Avoiding destructive habits Practicing safe sex Adopting good safety habits Learning first aid Adopting good personal health habits Seeking and complying with medical advice Being an informed consumer Protecting the environment Concepts of Fitness and Wellness 5e .

Wellness and Fitness 10 Concepts of Fitness and Wellness 5e .Factors Influencing Health.

Priority Lifestyles for Good Health   Three priority areas: – Physical activity. nutrition. stress management Reasons why these lifestyles are especially critical: – They effect the lives of all people – Many can make improvements – Small changes can have a major impact on individual and public health Managing stress Concepts of Fitness and Wellness 5e 11 .

Physical Activity Physical activity is a priority lifestyle that impacts health. wellness and fitness 12 Concepts of Fitness and Wellness 5e .

Need for Fitness  Need for fitness – – – – Effective work Good health Face emergencies Enjoyable leisure Look good Feel good Enjoy life Be healthy Concepts of Fitness and Wellness 5e  Value of fitness – – – – 13 .

Who’s the Fittest? A 14 B C D Concepts of Fitness and Wellness 5e .

Fitness is Multi-Dimensional Different activities require different combinations of skills and abilities! 15 Concepts of Fitness and Wellness 5e .

Types of Fitness Health-related fitness Skill-related fitness 16 Concepts of Fitness and Wellness 5e .

Health Related Fitness      Cardiovascular endurance Muscular endurance Muscular strength Flexibility Body composition 17 Concepts of Fitness and Wellness 5e .

Skill Related Fitness       Agility Balance Coordination Speed Power Reaction time 18 Concepts of Fitness and Wellness 5e .

Value of Fitness Assessments    Indicate areas needed for improvement in health or performance Provide baseline marker to track progress in exercise programs Promote personal knowledge about skills and abilities 19 Concepts of Fitness and Wellness 5e .

Philosophy for the Course H E L A personal philosophy that emphasizes HEALTH can lead to behaviors that promote it. EVERYONE can benefit from healthy lifestyles regardless of age or current health status. Concepts of Fitness and Wellness 5e . P 20 Healthy lifestyles should be based on PERSONAL needs and interests. Healthy behaviors are most effective when practiced for a LIFETIME.

Goal of the Course for Fitness Climb the Stairway to Lifetime Fitness INDEPENDENCE Problem Solver Fitness Evaluation Personal Exercise Pattern Achieving Fitness Regular Exercise 21 Concepts of Fitness and Wellness 5e .

healthfinder.gov  Healthfinder .gov Chapter 1 Supplemental Sites:  WebMD.health.hc-sc-ca  Healthy People 2010 .fitness.com Concepts of Fitness and Wellness 5e 22 .mayohealth.com – www.ama-assn.www.cdc.com  DrKoop.gov/nchs  President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports – www.DrKoop.www.gov/healthypeople  Mayo Clinic Web Site .www.cdc.webMD.org  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – www.org  National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Publications – www.Web Resources Chapter 1 Sites  American Medical Association (AMA) .com – www.org  Health Canada – www.www.gov/nccdphp/publicat.cdc.htm  National Center for Health Statistics – www.

Lab 1a Information Wellness Self-Perceptions   Complete an evaluation of your current level of wellness by rating yourself in each of the 5 wellness dimensions. Discuss whether you agree with the results. Wellness reflects your overall outlook on life so “self-perceptions” are an effective way to examine your wellness 23 Concepts of Fitness and Wellness 5e .

Lab 1b Information Fitness Stunts and Fitness Estimates  Perform stunts and fitness assessments to estimate your current level of fitness. 24 Concepts of Fitness and Wellness 5e . Note: These assessments are designed to help learn the distinctions among the different dimensions of fitness. More comprehensive evaluations will be conducted later in the course.

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