Health and Wellness
Know the Facts!!!
Importance of Health Education
Health vs. Wellness
Health- is being well and free of sickness! Health is defined as an integrated method of functioning
that is oriented toward maximizing personal potential.
Wellness- The quality or state of being healthy in body and mind! Wellness implies that individuals engage in attitudes and behaviors that enhance quality of life and maximize personal potential.
Services & Practices
PE- Students take a PE class which provides cognitive content and learning experiences in a variety of activity areas, such as basic movement skills; physical fitness; rhythm and dance; games; team, dual, and individual sports; tumbling and gymnastics; and aquatics.
Nutrition and Food Services- The school cafeteria provides students access to a variety of nutritious and appealing meals that accommodate the health and nutrition needs of all students and that reflect the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans and other criteria to achieve nutritional integrity.
Local Health Department- They offer advice on healthy eating and exercising.
North Baldwin Wellness Center- This facility offers many exercising classes, swimming, and nutrition programs available for anyone. Also, they have on sight nutritionist daily to help anyone needing advice or guidance.
Benefits of a Healthy Lifestyle
- More Energy
- Less Health Issues
- Disease Prevention
- Stronger Heart
- Less Injuries
- Good Mentality
- Longer Life
- Increases overall strength
- Controls Stress
- Sleep better
- Increases Self-Esteem
- Maintains Bone Density
Anspaugh, D. J. (2013). Teaching Todays Health (10th ed.). Retrieved from ISBN: 9780321793911.
NH Department of Edcuaiton. (2012). Retrieved from http://education.nh.gov/instruction/school_health/health_coord_education.htm
YouTube (2012, May 29). Physical Activity and Kids Let's Move It! [Video file]. Retrieved from YouTube website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4T8kXRVwTM