Health is the measure of our body’s efficiency and over-all well-being. The health triangle is a measure of the different aspects of health.
The health triangle consists of: Physical, Social and Mental Health.
Physical health deals with the body’s ability to function. Physical health has many components including: exercise, nutrition, sleep, alcohol & drugs, and weight management.
Exercise is the act of using your muscles to stay physically fit. Exercise helps to give you more energy, maintain weight, increase confidence & self esteem, and helps to battle chronic diseases.
Proper balanced meals are essential in leading a healthy life. Nutritious meals create a balance between what we eat and the way our body uses the food for energy and growth.
It is recommended that the average person get at least 8 hours of sleep. The human body likes regularity, so try to go to bed and wake up at the same time daily.
Alcohol and other drugs interfere with messages to the brain and alters perception. Use of such substances puts you at risk for accidental injuries, car crashes, trouble with the law, unwanted pregnancies, and fights.
Maintaining a healthy weight decreases your risk of certain diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. Exercise and proper nutrition helps to maintain healthy weight levels.
Mental health deals with how we think, feel and cope with daily life. Mental health encompasses learning, stress management, and mental illnesses or disorders.
Learning is the development of skills, behaviors, and knowledge. Learning increases self-confidence, awareness, and self perception. It also teaches one coping skills.
Stress deals with the way our bodies and minds deal with life changes. It is important to learn healthy ways to deal with stress or you could be at risk for anxiety or depression.
Stress and problems with school, friends, and family can cause mental illnesses. Mental illnesses include: depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and phobias.
Social Health deals with the way react with people within our environment. This includes: public health, family relationships, and peer relationships.
Public health includes disease prevention and promoting health through good decision making. Keeping yourself safe and healthy benefits your community as a whole.
A healthy family relationship is one that is supportive, loving, responsible, and balanced. Families should work together to eliminate stress and negativity in the home. Promoting a safe and enjoyable environment.
Strong and supportive friendships increase happiness, self-esteem, and reduces stress. Friends are there to help celebrate your accomplishments and there to offer support in times of need.
Good decision making and healthy choices reduce the risk of disease and increase health overall