The Health Continuum, is always changing. You
experience different levels of total health, from day to day and from
year to year. (The continuum has opposite states of health and
wellness at the ends with carrying degrees in between. The choices you
make will influence your level of wellness. Accept the responsibility of
maintaining a high level of wellness for yourself.)
Healthy individuals know their strengths and weaknesses,
set personal goals, and use self-discipline therefore Personal Growth
and Character Education matter.
Healthy individuals make wise nutritional choices and participate in
regular physical activity to look and feel their best
therefore Healthy Lifestyle matter.
Healthy individuals think about positive and negative consequences as
they ask questions,
make decisions, and solve problems
therefore Thinking and Reasoning Skills matter.
Healthy individuals express their thoughts and feelings clearly, listen
carefully, and respect the ideas of others
therefore Communication matters.
Healthy individuals know that their behavior choices affect them
community’s health and safety
therefore Systems Thinking matters.
Healthy individuals know their positive interactions with others will work
for the common good to help prevent
the spread of disease and substance abuse
therefore Social and Civic Responsibility matters.
Healthy individuals manage their own stress, can handle
life’s changes, and work to cooperate with others
therefore Employability matters.