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WHO defintion: Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence

of disease or infirmity.

What does this mean...?

There are three components of Health Physical how healthy your body is. Social - ability to have healthy relationships. Emotional how you cope with circumstances

(good and bad) in your life.

Each component can have an effect on another. Being

healthy means you have good physical, social AND emotional health.

How Healthy Are You?

Complete the following survey in regards to your current state of health

Your PHYSICAL Health Regular Exercise High level of energy Balanced Diet Fights off infections Plenty of rest and sleep




Your SOCIAL Health




Makes friends easily Have close friends

Involved in the community Care and respect others Communicates well Behave in socially appropriate ways in a range of social situations

Your EMOTIONAL Health Can talk about your feelings Like yourself Can handle stress Feel comfortable around others Have capacity to love, work and play




Is able to deal appropriately with challenges & life events

Is able to solve problems, set goals,

Write a profile on your current state of health

You need to include:

The parts of your health you are happiest about The parts of your health you want to change How you think you could make these changes Any barriers which may stop you from changing * Make sure you include the Physical, Social and Emotional parts of your health.

Comparing Australian and Chinese Adolescents Physical, Social and Emotional Health

Using your knowledge of Australian adolescents lifestyles, you are to analyse the similarities and differences between Chinese and Australian adolescents and how their health is effected (Physical, Social and Emotional) because of these lifestyles.

Schools in China - 8:30am 5:30pm - Class sizes of up to 50 students -Teacher directed classes - Highly competitive for entry into university - Large emphasis on academia - Large emphasis on homework many hours afterschool and on weekends. (Think of activities you do outside of school as well as homework)

One Child Policy

Since 1978 China has had a policy that only one child is allowed per family. -How would this impact on your family? -Think about what you do with your family brothers, sisters, cousins. How would this effect your health with if you were the only child?

Population Size
China has a population over 1 BILLION people. Shanghai has a population of about 21million people equivalent to Australias population. China is also about the size of the USA. What pressures would this cause for adolescents? With so many buildings do they have much space for parks, ovals, play areas? Would they have enough space for big houses with backyards? What open spaces are around your house/suburb?

- China has very poor water quality and its citizens cannot drink the water. - China also has a very weak sewerage system this means that no extra materials can be flushed. - With over 1 billion people in China there is a huge amount of rubbish produced where does this go? - With so many people and so many cars on the road, Chinas cities are highly polluted and has very poor air quality

Chinese people participate in a range of physical activities Some of these are organised sports, and some not, including group and individual activities.

In partners you are to identify how

all these factors could impact (positively or negatively) on the health of an adolescent growing up in a Chinese city. You then need to compare this to the health of an average Australian adolescent. You should also mention ways to improve any areas that may be low. This must be in a presentable format e.g. poster, powerpoint, video, website.