Fact: 50% of teenagers in America today (ages 11-18) already have one or more risk factors associated with heart disease. These risk factors include overweight, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, cigarette smoking, marijuana smoking, and lack of exercise. If these teens do not reduce or eliminate these risk factors they will likely die early, and will also have a painful and expensive death. How many of the risk factors associated with heart disease do you have? THE LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH AMONG PEOPLE AGES 15 – 24
THE LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH AMONG PEOPLE AGES 55 – 64
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
THE COMPONENTS /6 ASPECTS OF HEALTH
PHYSICAL HEALTH: your physical characteristics and the way your body functions. This includes your weight and strength, the absence of disease, having energy, and your level of physical fitness. SOCIAL HEALTH: interactions with people and building satisfying relationships. This includes your friendships and relationships, the support that you give to others and get from others, being considerate of others, sharing your true feelings, serving your community and school, and asking for help when you need it. SPIRITUAL HEALTH: maintaining harmonious relationships with other living things and having spiritual direction and purpose. This may include religion or may involve understanding your individual purpose in life. Spiritually healthy people are at peace with themselves and others. MENTAL HEALTH: the ability to recognize reality and cope with the demands of daily life. This includes accepting new ideas and recognizing the reality of situations. You can cope with stressful situations, you have a sense of self worth, you tolerate things that are different, you work to develop your individual strengths and accept your weaknesses. EMOTIONAL HEALTH: expressing feelings in an appropriate way. You can overcome difficulties, you enjoy life, and you view hardships and difficulties as challenges. The emotionally healthy person expresses anger without violence and sadness without depression. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH:
Includes access to clean air, land and water, clean un-crowded living spaces, and recycling of resources like paper, glass products, and aluminum.
WHAT ARE HEALTH AND WELLNESS
HEALTH: a state of well-being that comes from a good balance of the 6 components of health. WELLNESS: optimal health in each of the 6 components of health. CONTRIBUTING FACTORS
Contributing factors are the causes of death and illness/injury that can be controlled. Contributing factors can actually be controlled by the choices we make and the actions we take. Most of the premature deaths and disabilities in the United States could be prevented.
THE TOP 8 UNDERLYING CAUSES OF DEATH IN THE UNITED STATES