Associate Level Material
Six Dimensions of Health Worksheet
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: Maintaining a healthy immune system is important to me. Knowing that my body can recover quickly from an illness is crucial. I find it is important to be healthy in order to stay healthy.
Social health: Having adequate social activity is a vital part of my life. I am a very social person and enjoy being around others often. If I am not able to do this for any extended period of time, I often find that it will jeopardize how I feel. It often leads to a slight depression and other things that can hinder ultimate health.
Intellectual health: I like to read to keep my mind fresh. By doing this, I am able to stay sharp and it helps me to handle my day to day activities.
Environmental health: With environmental health I feel that there are many ways to keep yourself in tune with the elements. Eating organic foods can help your body avoid many toxins that are allowed into food manufacturing.
Emotional health: Maintaining emotional health is a very important thing to me. I try to talk to people about any emotion I may be having. Just having an outlet to do so can help many with maintaining a sense of peace.
Spiritual health: Spiritual health is one that I don’t take lightly. I am not a religious person at all, but I do believe in human spirit. Being able to feel good about yourself and the decisions you are making is a good way to start reaching a respectful level of spiritual health.
In approximately 125 to 200 words, describe health and wellness in your own words using the ideas and concepts for each of the six dimensions of health.