Six Dimensions of Health Essay

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Axia College Material Six Dimensions of Health Worksheet Part 1 For each of the following six dimensions of health, list at least one characteristic, activity, belief, or attitude that reflects that dimension in your life. Provide a brief explanation with each example. Refer to Ch. 1 in the text for explanations of these dimensions. Physical health: In regards to physical health, I am quite aware of susceptibility to certain pre-determined diseases that run in my family. Alcoholism runs in my family, and has caused extrmemely adverse side effects to those who continued to partake in drinking. Therefore, I do not drink at all, which is good for my physical and mental health. Your physical health is also determined by your body size and shape, and your physical fitness levels. Social health: I believe that social health is not comparable from one individual to the next. I personally do not ever go out, rarely socialize, immensely dislike crowds or ever large groups of people, but feel socially healthy. I can carry on a conversation with anyone, at any point in time, regarding almost anything, but just prefer to be either by myself, my children or with my fiancée. Although social health is defined as the ability to adapt easily to social situations, and good interactions with others, I believe everyone is different in what are enough social interactions for themselves. Intellectual health: I believe my intellectual health is quite well established and healthy. Part of this is due to the fact that I do not partake in the “partying” lifestyle, so I have more time for myself to thoroughly think through situations, and come to an effective conclusion. I have learned over the years that never trying something new, is basically giving up, and that you’ll never know unless you try. Your failures in life are what make you a stronger and more realistic

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