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1.4: The Six Dimensions of Health

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    1. Physical

    Body size and functioning; recognizing the need for physical activity, healthy foods, and adequate sleep; avoiding unhealthy habits 

    1. Social

    Developing a sense of connection, belonging, and sustained support system; having positive relationships 

    1. Intellectual

    Recognizing creative abilities and finding ways to expand knowledge and skills; being open-minded 

    1. Emotional

    Coping effectively with life and expressing emotions in an appropriate manner  

    1. Spiritual

    Having a sense of purpose and meaning in life; establishing peace, harmony, and balance in our lives 

    1. Environmental

    Occupying pleasant, healthy, and safe environments that support wellbeing; positively impacting the quality of our surroundings (including protecting and preserving nature) 

    Learning about the Six Dimensions of Health can help a person choose how to make wellness a part of everyday life. Wellness strategies are practical ways to start developing healthy habits that can have a positive impact on physical and mental health.