Chapter 1 – Healthy Behaviors and Wellness


  1. Define the nine dimensions of wellness
  2. Identify health problems in the United States
  3. Identify the behaviors that promote wellness
  4. Behavior Modification: how change occurs, barriers to change, and how to successfully overcome barriers and make lasting lifestyle changes


  • Health – Absence of Disease
  • Wellness – optimal state of mind and body
  • Behavior Modification – the alteration of behavioral patterns through specific techniques
  • Goal Setting – the process of identifying something you want to accomplish and establishing measurable goals and timeframes
  • Barriers – something that stands in the way of you achieving your goals


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Health and Fitness for Life by Dawn Markell and Diane Peterson is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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