IUB SPH-R 230 - Fitness+and+Wellness (6 pages)

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Indiana University, Bloomington
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Sph-R 230 - Recreational Sports Programming
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Fitness Wellness Programming Introduction Any programming strategy starts with defining the activity and developing a few basic truths around this definition This then quickly progresses to a myriad of questions that then define the who what when why and how of a program Fitness wellness programming is no exception This information will be presented as if you were starting a fitness wellness program from scratch However the strategy is the same whether you are starting a new program or evaluating an existing one So before designing a quality fitness wellness program you need to know what fitness and wellness are and what they are not and how both are achieved We ll start with wellness Wellness Concept Wellness is more than the absence of illness and more than physical fitness It is an active process of becoming aware of and altering an individual s behavior toward a more successful physical mental and emotional existence A wellness program is an organized program intended to assist individuals in making voluntary behavior changes reducing their health risks and enhancing their individual well being The concept of wellness also involves a continuing development involving many changes developing a knowledge or realization becoming informed the act of deciding and selecting choosing healthy attitudes actions and habits a balance of all aspects or dimensions of life the optimal health of the total person Optimal health consists of a balance of emotional mental occupational physical social and spiritual well being It is the state in which we feel best work study best and have the greatest resistance to disease Emotional Having a sense of feeling acceptance of oneself effective communication stress management Mental Ability to reason or understand creativity expansion and application of knowledge perception Occupational Trade business or profession requiring a significant amount of time challenge personal development satisfaction Physical Of the body as opposed to the



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