Personal Wellness Tools & Resources (CLICK on the titles for more information)
Personal Wellness Checklist: Regular visits to a health care provider can help maintain good health and uncover illnesses early when treatment is more effective. Following are health exam recommendations to ensure wellness. These guidelines are only basic and do not reflect personal risk factors or family history.
Personal Wellness Action Plan:Plan what you want and need to do and involve others who can support you to achieve it. Personal Wellness Plan Worksheet: People who are successful at making lifestyle changes take time to write out a specific goals and a plan of action. Use this work sheet to write out your goals and action plans. Review the various area of your health. Decide in which areas you would like to make improvement. List your present situation and specify your goals (what you want to accomplish) in measurable terms. Keep track of your progress. Review your goals regularly. Get help from others as needed. Personal Wellness Assessment: Assess your wellness. How Healthy is Your Lifestyle? Wellness Pyramid:Each of the four dimensions of life depends upon the correct working of the underlying health component. A healthy body and mind lay the foundation for all creative expression, social interaction, and spiritual insight. The balanced interaction of all four of these separate aspects of life result in optimum health, long life, and inner peace. Nutrition Assessment: Ever wonder how healthy your diet is? Take this quick nutrition assessment to get a better idea about the nutritional value of your diet. Guide to Physical Activity: An increase in physical activity is an important part of your weight management program. Most weight loss occurs because of decreased caloric intake. Sustained physical activity is most helpful in the prevention of weight regain. In addition, physical activity helps to reduce cardiovascular and diabetes risks beyond what weight reduction alone can do. Start exercising slowly, and gradually increase the intensity. Trying too hard at first can lead to injury. Four Dimensions of Wellness: Striving for Personal Wellness: Making healthy choices and decisions The National Alcohol and Substance Abuse Information Center: Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week call 800-784-6776 Bullying and Cyberbullying: National Suicide Hotline Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week call 800-SUICIDE (784-2433) or 800-442-HOPE (4673) Eating Disorders: National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Eating Disorders 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST, Monday to Friday call 630-577-1330 Homelessness and Runaways: Boys Town National Hotline - serving all at-risk teens and children Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week call 800-448-3000 Rape, Sexual Violence, and Domestic Violence: Childhelp USA National Child Abuse Hotline Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week call 800-4-A-CHILD (422-4453) School Violence: National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, Monday to Friday call 877-217-3595.
SPEAK UP Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week call 866-SPEAK-UP (773-2587) Sexuality and Sexual Health: For information contact American Social Health Association 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST, Monday to Friday call 919-361-8488.