The Health and Wellness Survey Essay

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By living in such a technically advanced society, I feel there are several things that account towards the decisions we make every day in regards to our health. To further describe the claim that we live in a technically advanced society, we are surrounded by images that are often directed towards health and image. Covers of magazines, famous people, and athletes are all images that most people strive to become or look like. Personally, growing up I always aspired to become a professional hockey player. Admiring my favorite hockey players in the NHL, I always perceived them to being the healthiest people on the planet. In many respects, I was not that far off. Professional athletes, pampered by the best medical care and nutritional advice,…show more content…
Coaching is important, along with structured practices and skill instruction. It is times like pond hockey where there isn’t a coach there to yell at you, when you really learn to appreciate the sport and exercise in general. Though reality struck, and my professional hockey dreams were tainted, maintaining good health is still something I strive to achieve for my well being, and performance at the level of hockey that I do play still today. On the other hand, in terms of the Hollywood hot-pink image that the media delivers to us, people generally feel pressured to look or live like famous people. Though it does not apply to me, or most people I know, there is always a minimal amount of influence or pressure that can affect my decisions with health. I believe that the people that surround us play some sort of role on the decisions we make. If a friend of mine is getting in really good shape and taking a protein supplement, my questioning of what type of protein he’s taking is proof that I strive to perform, or train like him. Another example is how advertisements can use beautiful people to claim that they used their product in order to gain customers whom want to appear like that beautiful person. These few examples are things that have impacted my mental model of health and decisions that I make about health. Reflecting on the wellness and health survey, many of my answers to questions were answered based on experience. For example, I
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