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Wellness Wheel

This handout was submitted by Kristy T. She says:

“I created this as a handout a while back for an RS lesson. The way it works is for each of the 4 wellness categories (body, mind, heart, and spirit) you pick aspects of your life that are important to you; so for body it might be sleep, exercise, nutrition. Then you rank yourself on how well you’re doing for each – with rankings on the outside of the circle being the best. The purpose is that we want to do all we can to have a balanced wellness wheel. Once you see your weakest area, you can set goals to help you improve in that area, taking it one step at a time.”

Thanks, Kristy!

LDS Handout

Eating Disorders Checklist

This handout is from a handout I received at a Regional Welfare Training Meeting given by Lynn Carol Maynes, PhD, from LDS Social Services.

Eating Disorders
Are You At Risk? The following questionnaire can help you decide if you have an eating disorder, or if you are at risk of developing one. Check the items that describe you:

____ Even though people tell me I’m thin, I feel fat.
____ I get anxious if I can’t exercise.
____ [Female] my menstrual periods are irregular or absent.
____ I worry about what I will eat.
____ If I gain weight, I get anxious and depressed.
____ I would rather eat by myself than with family or friends.
____ Other people talk about the way I eat.
____ I get anxious when people urge me to eat.
____ I don’t talk much about my fear of being fat because no one understands how I feel.
____ I enjoy cooking for others, but I usually don’t eat what I’ve cooked.
____ I have a secret stash of food.
____ When I eat, I’m afraid I won’t be able to stop.
____ I lie about what I eat.
____ I don’t like to be bothered or interrupted when I’m eating.
____ If I were thinner, I would like myself better.
____ I like to read recipes, cookbooks, calorie charts, and books about dieting and exercising.
____ I have missed work or school because of my weight or eating habits.
____ I tend to be depressed and irritable.
____ I feel guilty when I eat.
____ I avoid some people because they bug me about the way I eat.
____ When I eat, I feel bloated and fat.
____ My eating habits and fear of food interfere with friendships or romantic relationships.
____ I binge eat.
____ I do strange things with my food (cut it into tiny pieces, eat it in special ways, eat special dishes with special utensils, make patterns on my plate with it, secretly throw food away, give it to the dog, hide it, spit it out before I swallow, etc.)
____ I get anxious when people watch me eat.
____ I am hardly ever satisfied with myself.
____ I vomit or take laxatives to control my weight.
____ I want to be thinner than my friends.
____ I have said or thought, “I would rather die than be fat.”
____ I have stolen food, laxatives, or diet pills from stores or from other people.
____ I have fasted to lose weight.
____ When someone touches me, I am worried about my fat and being felt.
____ I have noticed one or more of the following: cold hands and feet, dry skin, thinning and fragile nails, swollen glands in neck, dental cavities, dizziness, weakness, fainting, and rapid or irregular heartbeat.

Check out the Eating Disorder Statistics and Notes.

LDS Handout

Body and Spirit Connection – Health Care in the Home

Kari G has some ideas for Manual 1, Lesson 40: Health Care in the Home. The handout includes the True/False questions from the lesson.

She also says:

    “I will draw an outline of a body on the board and write the words, ‘happy, energetic, fun-to-be around, etc…’ on it.

    “I will cover it with a paper body outline and write the words, “sick, tired, feverish, pain” on it.

    “We will discuss how when our body doesn’t feel well, it can affect our spirit. I will talk about the paper figure and how she might be acting, etc… — then lift off the paper outline and show what this Young Women would really be like if she felt well. I think this whole section of lessons deals with the connection between the body and spirit. If we can take care of our bodies, our spirits feel better. I’m going to bring the scriptures in when Christ healed the sick. Helping others feel better is a Christ-like characteristic — which will help to lift their spirit also.”

Write the scripture found in D&C 38:30 on the First Aid/BandAid clipart image to make a handout.

2 pages, Black and White/Color, 8.5 x 11 inches.