This important lesson defines "wellness" and the impact of wellness practices on quality of life. Because "wellness" is a contemporary concept, an understanding of it's many dimensions and lifestyle/behavioral determinants must be mastered before proceeding to the specific wellness practices discussed later in this course. All students should complete a lifestyle assessment found in the text or offered over the internet in order to determine their current practices and identify those most needing change.
Use the resources linked above in order to answer the following questions (which are the objectives to be mastered in this lesson):
2. Complete the wellness and longevity potential test found in your textbook (assessment 1.2 at end of chapter 1) and assess your level of wellness using the special scoring system. Answer the two follow-up questions at the very end of the assessment and e-mail them to the instructor in MS Word format.
3. Scan the major news websites for health/wellness related articles. Write a brief description of at least 2 news stories related to wellness and how you feel about them. Your report should be about 1/2 page for each news story. E-mail them to the instructor in MS Word format. Some of the major sites include http://www.usatoday.com http://www.msnbc.com http://www.cnn.com and others of your choice.