Personal Health Assessment paper SCI 100 Paradigms of Health

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There are six dimensions of health and wellness according to the text "Core Concepts of Health" by Paul M. Insel and Walton T. Roth. These dimensions are Physical Wellness, Emotional Wellness, Intellectual Wellness, Spiritual Wellness, Interpersonal and Social Wellness, and Environmental or Planetary Wellness. Health and Wellness is a relatively new concept. As stated in the text "A century ago, people considered themselves lucky just to survive adulthood. A child born in 1900, for example, could only expect to live about 47 years".

I believe that Emotional, Intellectual and Social Wellness are the three dimensions of heath that are my strongest. I believe that the qualities associated with emotional wellness help describe my personal wellness lifestyle. These qualities include optimism, trust, self-esteem, self-acceptance, self-confidence, self-control and satisfying relationships. The text states that maintaining emotional wellness requires the "monitoring and exploring of your thoughts and feelings, identifying obstacles to emotional well-being, and finding solutions to emotional problems".

Personally, I feel that I possess the qualities of emotional wellness and I feel that I have a good understanding on how my emotions manifest and evolve. I believe that my emotional wellness is demonstrated by my overall comfort and acceptance of my personal feelings.

Intellectual wellness is another dimension of health that I feel is a personal strength. The aspects of intellectual health include the openness to new ideas, a capacity to question and think critically, the motivation to master new skills, as well as a sense of humor, creativity, and curiosity. I believe that I have a active mind and the ability to learn, evaluate and store the useful information relating to intellectual health. I am comfortable with my minds ability to identify problems and find solutions. I believe that my intellectual wellness involves lifelong learning through both my formal...