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: It allows me to stay in shape, so that I may be able to have to have the energy to perform normal every day activities like run around and play with my 4 year old.
Social health: Going out with my friends at least twice a month and have “adult” conversations with them. Since I’m a stay at home mom who home schools my 4 year old I’m around her all day, which means I interact with her on her age level. It allows me interact with other adults in a stress free environment, lets me have a good time and I’m able to blow off some steam from my everyday life.
Intellectual health: Having some down time for myself alone where I am allowed to relax and reflect. It also helps me to clear my mind so that I can begin to focus goals I need to accomplish or on things that are going on in my life.
Environmental health: While cleaning my house I am able to dust, disinfect, and clean so that bacteria and allergens do not build up to get my husband, children or myself sick.
Emotional health: I’m able to talk to a psychiatrist every week regarding my struggle with anxiety, depression and being bipolar. My doctor also helps me to make sure I take my medication and that it’s the proper dosage. This allows me to accept me for who I am and who I always will be along with building up my self-esteem.
Spiritual health: By going to church this helps me to be able to feel better about myself and my belief in my religion. I am able to sit in silence, think, pray, and listen to the message that’s being preached. Every time I leave church services on Sunday I feel renewed.