Health Class

Health Education

Health Education is a very important part of our curriculum here at Southside High School. Knowledge, skills and behaviors in this course are crucial in attaining other goals in life.
 
A health-literate citizen can understand the basic health information and services that are a part of our everyday lives. Throughout this course there are six dimensions of health that we will throughly explore. The aspects of health have been defined in various ways but the most commonly accepted definitions are as follows:
 
Physical: The overall condition of the body, including organs, muscles and skeletal structure.
 
Mental: The ability to deal with effectively with psychological challenges of life, to take responsibility for personal behaviors, and to feel comfortable with one's emotions.
 
Emotional: A healthy awareness of and the ability to express one's feelings.
 
Envirionmental: An awareness of the influence the environment can have on wellness.
 
Spiritual: The belief that one is part of a larger scheme of life and or that one has a healthy purpose in life.
 
Social: The ability to form supportive relationships and maintain a sense of well being.
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