PERSONAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS CLASS ( DUE BY THURSDAY)
If you enter the terms “health and wellness” in an online search engine, numerous definitions will appear. One of the most widely used definitions of health and wellness was adopted by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948 and is still used today. WHO defines health and wellness as “…a state of complete physical, mental, and social well being, and not merely the absence of disease” (WHO, 2012). There may be varying perspectives that define health and wellness and those different perspectives or definitions can influence health behavior in multiple ways.
For this Discussion, you explore varying definitions of health and wellness and think about how they might influence your own health behavior as you create or refine your own definition.
To prepare for this Discussion:
With these thoughts in mind:
By Day 4, post your definition of health and wellness. Then, explain the similarities and differences between your definitions of health and wellness and those of the two people you interviewed and the two people you chose from the “Dimensions of Health Wheel” multimedia piece. Finally, explain how these definitions might influence individual health behavior.