Module 3 – Health awareness

Last updated: June 17, 2021

Introduction

Health issues, even minor ones, can interfere and impact negatively other aspects of your life. Just think of how relatively minor health problems such as back aches, pains, and indigestion can take a toll on your happiness and stress levels. One way to improve your ability to cope with stress and feel better is to make a commitment to healthier habits.

It is crucial, however, to think about health in a holistic way, including both our body and mind. Being healthy means treating our body as well as our mind well, since the two are inextricably linked together. Think of how sometimes we stress too much and we notice this stress manifesting on our body as headaches, migraines, or other kinds of pain. Self-care has long been touted as one of the key factors in maintaining a good level of heath.

This module focuses on health skills from a holistic approach, meaning taking into consideration both the bodily as well as the mental health. Exercises focus on being active, on tips for a healthy life, on your health awareness, and on boosting your mental health resilience. The exercises of the module correspond to the Session Plans developed under the same module, as part of IO2 – Development of the total Jobpackage concept.