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ORANGE 250, 161, 0 RED 128, 0, 0 TURQUOISE 0, 153, 153 GREEN 153, 204, 0 BLUE 0, 0, 153 Wellness and You Slide 2 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1003 Session Objectives You will be able to: Define wellness and recognize its benefits Identify the six basic requirements of a healthy life Take proper precautions to prevent illness Live a healthier life Slide 3 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1003 Things you need to do to stay healthy: Avoid getting sick Make wise decisions about your health Replace bad habits with good ones Make wellness a way of life Things you need to do to stay healthy: Avoid getting sick Make wise decisions about your health Replace bad habits with good ones Make wellness a way of life What Is Wellness? Slide 4 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1003 A focus on wellness helps you: Prevent illness and disease Reduce medical bills Feel more energetic Look better Live a longer, happier life Why Is It an Important Issue in Your Life? Slide 5 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1003 Six Basic Requirements For a Healthy Life Proper nutrition Regular physical activity Enough rest Preventive health care Positive attitude Sense of balance Slide 6 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1003 Nutrition A healthy diet contains: Fruits and vegetables Whole grains Fat-free or low-fat milk products Protein in meat, fish, poultry, beans, eggs A healthy diet is low in: Bad fats, cholesterol, salt, and added sugar Slide 7 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1003 Nutrition (cont.) Proper nutrition helps you: Reduce the risk of disease Maintain a healthy weight Be more energetic Look better Slide 8 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1003 Exercise Regular physical activity is essential To get enough exercise takes an extra effort Pick an activity you enjoy Exercise at least several times a week Slide 9 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1003 Sleep Develop a routine Go to bed and wake up at the same time Create an atmosphere that helps you sleep Watch what you eat and drink before bed Get treatment for persistent problems Use sleeping pills only as directed Slide 10 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1003 Preventive Health Care General physical exams Eye care Dental care Hearing care Slide 11 Attitude and Balance Attitude affects both your physical and emotional health Maintain a positive attitude A well-balanced life promotes wellness Balance work, family, social life, and your individual needs Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1003 Slide 12 Smoking is a major cause of serious disease Stop smoking Reduce your risk of illness Feel better Have more energy Breathe easier Have more money Millions have quit you can, too Smoking Smoking is a major cause of serious disease Stop smoking Reduce your risk of illness Feel better Have more energy Breathe easier Have more money Millions have quit you can, too Slide 13 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1003 Drink in moderation Follow doctors orders when taking prescription medications Be careful with over-the-counter drugs Choose not to use illegal drugs Alcohol and Drugs Drink in moderation Follow doctors orders when taking prescription medications Be careful with over-the-counter drugs Choose not to use illegal drugs Slide 14 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1003 Steps to a Healthier Life: Q&A What are the benefits of wellness? A focus on wellness helps you prevent illness and disease, reduce medical bills, feel more energetic, look better, and live a longer, happier life What are the six basic requirements of a healthy life? Proper nutrition, regular physical activity, enough rest, preventive health care, a positive attitude, and a sense of balance Q. A. Slide 15 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1003 Steps to a Healthier Life Do you understand: What wellness is and why it is important? Six requirements of a healthy life? How smoking and substance abuse are harmful to your health? Slide 16 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1003 Heart Disease Know your familys heart disease history Eat foods low in cholesterol and fat Exercise and maintain a healthy weight Dont smoke, and use alcohol in moderation Get regular checkups Slide 17 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1003 High Blood Pressure Reduce sodium intake Maintain a healthy diet and weight Exercise regularly Limit caffeine and alcohol consumption Dont smoke Get your blood pressure checked regularly Slide 18 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1003 Cancer Dont smoke or use any form of tobacco Use sunscreen Maintain a healthy weight Eat vegetables, fruits, and low-fat foods Exercise regularly Get regular checkups to screen for cancer Slide 19 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1003 Identify what causes your stress Try to avoid small annoyances Maintain a sense of humor Plan ahead Identify what causes your stress Try to avoid small annoyances Maintain a sense of humor Plan ahead Stress Slide 20 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1003 Share your problems Know your limits and set boundaries Know what you can control and what you cant Set aside time to relax and try to get enough sleep Share your problems Know your limits and set boundaries Know what you can control and what you cant Set aside time to relax and try to get enough sleep Stress (cont.) Slide 21 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1003 Symptoms of depression include: Persistent sad, anxious, or empty mood Feelings of hopelessness or pessimism Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness Loss of interest or pleasure in life Less energy, difficulty concentrating, and changes in sleeping and eating patterns Depression Symptoms of depression include: Persistent sad, anxious, or empty mood Feelings of hopelessness or pessimism Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness Loss of interest or pleasure in life Less energy, difficulty concentrating, and changes in sleeping and eating patterns Slide 22 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1003 Diabetes Watch for symptoms Maintain a healthy weight Eat nutritious food Get plenty of exercise Have regular blood tests to check blood sugar levels Slide 23 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1003 Back Injuries: Causes Being out of shape Incorrect lifting Being overweight Sudden twisting Bending too far forward or backward without proper support Strain from poor sitting or standing posture Slide 24 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1003 Exercise regularly to gain strength and flexibility Lift with your legs, not your back Maintain a healthy weight Avoid overreaching, twisting, or sudden moves Support your back when you bend Maintain proper posture Back Injuries: Prevention Exercise regularly to gain strength and flexibility Lift with your legs, not your back Maintain a healthy weight Avoid overreaching, twisting, or sudden moves Support your back when you bend Maintain proper posture Slide 25 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1003 Illness Prevention: True or False Exercising and maintaining a healthy weight are two keys to wellness. Theres nothing you can do about stress except learn to live with it. One of the best ways to prevent back injuries is to exercise regularly. Heredity has nothing to do with most diseases. Slide 26 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1003 Do you understand: How to prevent heart disease and high blood pressure? How to lower your risk of getting cancer? How to manage stress? Symptoms of depression and diabetes? Causes and prevention of back injuries? Do you understand: How to prevent heart disease and high blood pressure? How to lower your risk of getting cancer? How to manage stress? Symptoms of depression and diabetes? Causes and prevention of back injuries? Illness Prevention Slide 27 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1003 Key Points to Remember Wellness involves a healthy attitude and a healthy lifestyle Living a fit and healthy life will make you feel better, look better, perform better, and live longer Its never too late to change bad habits and start making healthy choices