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How much do you know about health and healthy behaviors? Teens need more sleep than adults do. Being an effective communicator can improve your overall health – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: How much do you know about health and healthy behaviors?

How much do you know about health and healthy
  • Teens need more sleep than adults do.
  • Being an effective communicator can improve your
    overall health
  • The health decisions that you make as a teen have
    little impact on your health as an adult

  • Two 10 minute walks provide nearly the same
    health benefits as a continuous 20 minute walk.
  • Water is a nutrient.
  • Setting goals can only help you achieve long term
    accomplishments, such as establishing a career.
  • Acne flare-ups are a result of eating chocolate
    and greasy foods.

  • Tanning beds are safe because they use UVA light,
    which doesnt cause burns.
  • All stress is negative and should be avoided.
  • The relationships you have with your family,
    friends, and peers do not affect your physical

What is Health?
  • Health is the combination of physical,
    mental/emotional, and social well-being.

Health is not an absolute state.
  • Being healthy doesnt mean that you will never be
  • Instead, being healthy means striving to be the
    best you can be at any given time.

The Health Continuum
  • Health is dynamic, or subject to constant change
  • ExampleYou may be in perfect health today, but
    in tonight's ball game you sprain your ankle.
  • Loss of Health

    Improved Health
  • and Wellness

    and Wellness
  • -------------------------(Center)-----------------
  • Premature Chronic Lack of

    Free from aches Moderate level
    Optimal Level
  • Death Disorders Energy

    and pains
    of energy of energy

What is wellness?
  • Wellness is an overall state of well being, or
    total health.
  • Wellness comes from the way you live each day and
    decisions you make based on health knowledge and
    healthful attitudes.

Lifestyle Factors
  • Lifestyle factors are personal behaviors related
    to the way a person lives.
  • Take the lifestyle questionnaire.
  • yes 3pts sometimes 2pts no 1pt

How is your lifestyle?
  • 24 points or higher Excellent lifestyle
  • 23 19 pts Good lifestylemaybe make a couple
    of changes.
  • 18 pts and below Need to make changes

Wellness and Prevention
  • Prevention- practicing health and safety habits
    to remain free of disease and injury.

Health Education
  • Health educationthe providing of accurate health
    information to help people make healthy choices.
  • The goal of health education is to give people
    the tools they need to help them live long,
    energetic, and productive lives.

Healthy People 2010
  • Is a nationwide health promotion and disease
    prevention plan designed to serve as a guide for
    improving the health of all people in the United

Healthy People 2010
  • Two Main goals
  • Increase quality and years of healthy life for
    all Americans.
  • Remove health differences that result from
    factors such as gender, race, education,
    disability, and location.

  • As more individuals take charge of their own
    wellness, the more global health will improve.
    Individuals, Families, and Communities each have
    a role to play
  • Individuals take an active role in your own
    health. Make informed decisions, access reliable
    health care information and services, and promote
    health of others.

  • Families Shape the attitudes and beliefs that
    result in healthful behaviors. Parents teach
    their children the values and skills necessary to
    maintain good health.
  • Communities can offer behavior changing classes
    such as tobacco-cessation programs and provide
    health services. They can also take steps to
    ensure a safe environment.

Health Literacy
  • Health Literacy is a persons capacity to learn
    about and understand basic health information and
    services and use these resources to promote his
    or her health and wellness.

A Health Literate individual needs to be
  • A critical thinker and problem solver.
  • A responsible, productive citizen.
  • A self-directed learner.
  • An effective communicator.

  • Lesson 2
  • Promoting a Healthy
  • Lifestyle

Promoting A Healthy Lifestyle
  • Your Health Triangle
  • Physical Health- Your physical health has to do
    with how well your body functions
  • Mental/Emotional Health-Your feelings about
    yourself, how well you meet the demands of daily
    life, and your ability to process information are
    all important parts of your mental/emotional

  • Social Health Your social health involves the
    way you get along with others. It includes your
    ability to get and keep friends and to work and
    play cooperative ways, seeking and lending
    support when necessary.

Influences on Your Health
  • Heredity All traits that were biologically
    passed on to you from your parents.
  • Environment The sum of your surroundings,
    including your family, your neighborhood, your
    school, your job, and your life experiences.
  • Peers People of the same age who share similar
  • Culture Collective beliefs, customs, and
    behaviors of a group.

Influences on Your Health (Continued)
  • Attitude The way you view situations.
  • Behavior How you act. You have no control of
    your heredity and only limited control of your
    environment, you have a great deal of control
    over your behavior.
  • Media The various methods of communication
    information, including radio, television, movies,
    newspapers, magazines, books, and internet.

  • Lesson 3
  • Your Behavior and Reducing
  • Health Risks

Your Behavior and Reducing Health Risks
  • Quick Start Draw and label a health triangle on
    a sheet of paper. For each side of the triangle,
    identify two decisions you have made during the
    past few days that could affect your health.
    Place a ( plus) by those decisions that were
    healthful and a (- minus) by those that could
    have been harmful.

Risk Behaviors
  • Risk Behaviors Actions that can potentially
    threaten your health or the health of others.
  • Youth Risk Behaviors
  • 1. Alcohol and other drugs
  • 2. Tobacco use
  • 3. Sexual behaviors that contribute to
    unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted
  • 4. Unhealthy dietary behaviors
  • 5. Physical inactivity

Risk Behaviors (Continued)
  • Cumulative Risks Related risks that increase
    in effect with each added risk.
  • Example smoking one cigarette is not likely to
    result in death. However, if the person
    continues to smoke the negative effects
    accumulate and lead to serious health

Abstaining from Risk Behaviors
  • Abstinence Avoid harmful behaviors.
  • Abstaining from tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs
  • Abstaining from sexual activity
  • Never have to worry about unplanned pregnancy
  • Will not be faced with the difficult decisions
    associated with unplanned pregnancy, such as
    being a single parent.
  • Will not have to take on the many
    responsibilities of caring for a child
  • Dont have to worry about sexually transmitted
  • Are free of the emotional problems that usually
    accompany sexual activity, such as guilt, regret,
    and rejection
  • Are making a choice that is always legal.
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