Health Notes 4/13-4/15
Health Notes 4/13-4/15 HEA 102-010
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Cassie Ferree on Friday April 15, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to HEA 102-010 at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania taught by Dina Hayduk in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 16 views. For similar materials see Intro to Health/Wellness in Health Sciences at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.
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Date Created: 04/15/16
April 13-15, 2016 SMART Goals - Specific - Measurable - Attainable - Realistic - Time Stamped Defining Psychosocial Health - A complex interaction of one’s mental, emotional, social, and spiritual dimensions including past and present experiences Defining Mental Health - The successful performance of mental functions resulting in productive activity Defining Psychosomatic - The influence of the mind on the way the body functions Body Mind Environment What are elements shared by mentally healthy people? - Support system – enrich lives of others - Recognizing not everything is perfect - Sense of worth – feel good about themselves - Ask for help when needed - Comfortable around other people - Ability to control tension and anxiety - Ability to meet demands of life - Curb hate and guilt - Maintain positive outlook - Recognizing what makes them smile - Value diversity - Appreciate and respect nature Mind-Body Connection - Happiness : a key to well-being Components of subjective well-being - Satisfaction with well-being - Relative presence of positive emotions - Relative absence of negative emotions - Internal locus of control - Developing an attitude of gratitude The Self-Actualized Person - The state attained when a person has reached his or her full potential - Proposed by Maslow as the level at which people achieve transcendence - State of well-being that come from finding purpose and meaning of life Happiness and Positive Psychology (3 components) - Positive emotion and pleasure (savoring sensory experiences) - Engagement (depth of involvement with family, work, romance, and hobbies) - Meaning (using personal strengths to serve some larger end) Greatest Sources of Happiness (examples for me personally) - Food - Exercise/ sports - Friends - Siblings - Music - Little kids Stress vs. Stressor - Stressor is a physiological thing, it’s the thing that stresses you out Eustressors (positive) vs. Distressors (negative) - Different for every person, based on personal experiences, more experience the more likely you’ll know how to deal with certain stressor Example of Distressor - Money - Work – finding a job, working full time and going to school - Grades - School work Example of Eustressor - Hanging out with friends - Travelling - Sports - Exercise General Adaptation Syndrome – this is what happens to your body when your body perceives a change - Stage 1 – Alarm (Fight, Flight, or Freeze) a. Sudden physiological changes for quick response to stressor; fight it or escape from it b. Sympathetic Nervous System c. Stressor causes our muscles to tense, jaw to hurt, headaches, blood clotting increases, heart rate and blood pressure increase, hearing increases - Stage 2 – Resistance a. Body adapts and returns to homeostasis (state of stability and balance) b. Parasympathetic nervous system c. Way to interrupt stress response – nap, video games, sports, exercise, breathing, .b mindfulness, short walk, water, talk with friends, music, color (if not done, we get stuck in stage one) - Stage 3 – Exhaustion a. Body does not return to balance b. Can cause you to fall asleep in class, tired all the time, depression, compromises immune system c. Want to intervene before this stage occurs Things to Cope with Stress - Need a lot of them, not just one - Can use: exercise, walking, sports, breathing, friends, music , color , nap, .b mindfulness
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