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: I believe physical health is second most important to my overall wellness. Without a healthy body, I’m in too much pain to work on the other elements that effect my life.
Social health: I rank my social health’s importance a bit below the average person I think. I’ve never really needed social interaction to achieve happiness. When I am social, I find myself irritated often by the behavior of the people around me.
Intellectual health: My intellectual health is very important to me. The more I know, the more I can teach my children and make their lives easier. When I am social, my intellectual health is important to me because I like to be able to take part in conversations about interesting and intellectual things.
Environmental health: The threats that the environment can pose towards our health as a species are quite terrifying to me. Mother Earth can be destructive enough as it is. But, as mankind continues to create new ways to kill itself off, it becomes more terrifying. This is one reason why I choose to live in the country. The further from the city I am, the more safe I feel.
Emotional health: Emotional health is most important to me. Without emotional health, I have zero concern with the rest of my elements of personal wellness. I don’t have the desire to exercise and eat well, to be social, to care about my environment or feel in touch spiritually.
Spiritual health: Spiritual health isn’t something I’ve achieved yet. I’m still unclear on what I believe in. Although I do understand the importance of spiritual health. As a child I was raised in a Christian...