Wellness

- Physical

Have a healthy diet, exercise regularly, and have regular doctor check-ups.

-Emotional

See the positive side to everything, find ways to manage stress, and be flexible to changes in life.

-Mental

Learn from mistakes and do better, solve problems with creativity.

-Social

Be good at communicating, interacting with others, being loyal, and being honest.

-Spiritual

Follow religious beliefs, have values and morals, and

Risk Factors

-Self-destructive behavior: drug abuse;Bad eating and exercising habits

-Environment: exposure to carcinogens, practice good sanitation

-Genetics: Birth defects/family history

How to promote wellness

-Good Nutrition: to promote healthy growth, regulate body functions, and practice food safety.

-Physical Activity: practice it regularly, prevent chronic disease, and reduce risk factors.

-Health Screenings: blood tests, mammograms, blood pressure, colonoscopy, vision checks, prostate exams, and dental check ups.

-Stress Management: body's reaction ("fight or flight"); avoid, alter, accept, and adapt to stress; make time to relax and have fun, and have a healthy lifestyle.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Health Practices

-Chiropractic: manipulation of spine, joints, and tissues; treatments are exercise and counseling

-Herbal remedies: traditional medicine practice, standards of purity and dosage isn't mandated in the US

-Massage therapy: manipulation of tissue to enhance function and promote relaxation; methods are: pressure, tension, motion, and vibration

-Relaxation Technique: anything that helps a person relax

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