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A Healthy Lifestyle


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Title: A Healthy Lifestyle

Unit One
  • A Healthy Lifestyle
  • Chapters 1,2,3

Fact or Myth?
  • 1. Teens need more sleep then adults do?
  • 2. Being an effective communicator can improve
    your health ?
  • 3. The health decisions you make as a teen have
    little impact on your health as an adult?
  • 4. Two 10 minute walks provide nearly the same
    health benefits as a continuous 20 minute walk?
  • 5. Water is a nutrient?

Fact or Myth?
  • 6. Setting goals can only help you achieve
    long-tem accomplishments such as establishing a
  • 7. 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.
  • 10. The relationships you have with family,
    friends and peers do not affect your physical

What is Health?
  • Health is the combination of physical, mental,
    emotional, social and spiritual well-being.
  • It is not an absolute state.
  • Being healthy means striving to be the best that
    you can each and every day.

The Health ContinuumFigure 1.1 (page 5)
  • Where do you fit on the Health Continuum?
    Yesterday? A month ago? Last year?
  • Health is very dynamic, meaning it is subject to
    change every single day. Change can be gradual
    that youre not even aware that its changing.

  • Wellness is an overall state of well-being or
    total health.
  • Wellness comes from a way of living each day that
    includes making decisions and practicing
    behaviors that are based on sound health
    knowledge and healthful attitudes.
  • Achieving wellness requires an ongoing, lifelong
    commitment to physical, mental, emotional, social
    and spiritual health.

Promoting Good Health
  • The decisions that you make each and everyday
    will have an impact on your health.
  • What you wear, eat, and do can have personal
    health consequences that you may or may not have
  • What are some examples?

Lifestyle Factors
  • Getting 8 to 10 hours of sleep each night
  • Starting each day with a healthy breakfast
  • Eating a variety of nutritious foods each day
  • Being physically active for at lease 20 minutes a
    day , three or more days a week.
  • Maintaining a healthy weight

Lifestyle Factors
  • Avoiding alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs
  • Abstaining from sexual activity before marriage
  • Managing stress
  • Maintaining positive relationships
  • Practicing safe behaviors to prevent injuries

Fitting these health promoting lifestyles factors
into your life will help ensure a high level of
The key to all of this is PREVENTION!!!
  • Prevention is practicing health and safety habits
    to remain free of disease and injury
  • Health education is so important!!!
  • Health education is the Providing of accurate
    health information to help people make healthy
  • A great goal for Health Ed. Is to give people
    the tools they need to help them live long,
    energetic, and productive lives.

Healthy People 2010
  • Health People 2010 is a national wide health
    promotion and disease prevention plan designed to
    serve as a guide for improving the health of all
    people in the US.
  • The plan is revised every 10 years, aims to
    promote health and prevent illness, disability,
    and early death.

Healthy People 2010
  • Has two main goals
  • Increase quality and years of healthy life for
    all Americans.
  • Remove health differences that result from facing
    such as gender, race, education, disability, and
  • To reach these goals, individuals, families, and
    communities must work together.

Healthy People 2010
  • Individuals- can take an active role in their own
  • Families- can shape the attitudes and beliefs
    that result in healthful behaviors. Parents and
    guardians play an important role in meeting the
    nations health goals when they teach their
    children the values and skills necessary to
    maintain good health.
  • Communities- can offer behavior-changing classes
    such as anti ATOD programs and provide health

Becoming Health Literate
  • Health literacy- refers to a persons capacity to
    learn about and understand basic health
    information and services and use these resources
    to promote health and wellness.

Health Literacy
  • Health Literate individual needs to be
  • a critical thinker and problem solver
  • a person who can evaluate health information
    before making a decision and who knows how to
    make responsible, healthy choices.
  • A responsible productive citizen
  • a person that can promote the health of the
    community and who chooses safe and healthful
    behaviors that are consistent with family
    guidelines and that shows respect for themselves
    and others.

Health Literacy
  • A self directed learner
  • A person that has developed evaluation criteria
    for health information.
  • An effective communicator
  • Someone who is above to express his or her
    health knowledge in a variety of ways.

Holistic Health
  • refers to a philosophy of medical care that views
    physical and mental aspects of life as closely
    interconnected and equally important approaches
    to treatment.
  • is actually an approach to life. Rather than
    focusing on illness or specific parts of the
    body, this ancient approach to health considers
    the whole person and how he or she interacts with
    his or her environment.
  • It emphasizes the connection of mind, body, and
    spirit. The goal is to achieve maximum
    well-being, where everything is functioning the
    very best that is possible.
  • With Holistic Health people accept responsibility
    for their own level of well-being, and everyday
    choices are used to take charge of one's own

Your Health Triangle
This health triangle is missing a part which
There are FOUR parts to our Health Triangle!!!
  • Spiritual Health- Believing, hoping, having some
    kind of faith for a balanced life.
  • Physical Health- How well your body is
  • Mental/Emotional Health- Keeping in touch with
    your feelings. Dealing with frustrations of
    everyday life.
  • Social Health- It involves the way to get along
    with others.

Understanding Health Risks
  • Risk Behaviors- are actions that can potentially
    threaten your health or the health of others.
  • Cumulative Risk- are related risks that increase
    in effect with each added risk.
  • Example smoking.

Build Health Skills
  • Interpersonal Communication- is the exchange of
    thought, feelings and beliefs between two or more
  • Strategies of effective communications
  • Clearly say what you mean.
  • use I messages to state your position
  • Pay attention to how you say something
  • Use a respectful tone.
  • Be a good listener
  • Avoid interrupting the speaker, and show that you
    are listening by nodding or asking appropriate

Refusal Skills
  • Refusal skills-are communication strategies that
    can help you say no when you are urged to take
    part in behaviors that are unsafe or unhealthful,
    or that goes against your values.

Conflict Resolution
  • Conflict resolution is the process of ending a
    conflict through cooperation and problem solving.
  • When dealing with a conflict
  • Take time to calm down and think through the
  • When discussing the conflict, speak calmly and
    listen attentively, asking questions when
  • Use a polite tone and try to brainstorm
    solutions where no one loses respect. Work it
    out peacefully.

Stress Management
  • Stress Management- ways to deal with or overcome
    the negative effects of stress.
  • Stress is the bodys and minds reactions to
    everyday demands, a natural part of life.
  • For example being late to class or getting into
    college. Both equally stressful.

The Decision Making Process
  • Decision-making skills are steps that enable you
    to make a healthful decision.
  • The steps are designed to help you make decisions
    that protect your rights and health while
    respecting the rights and health of others.
  • Remember that often you will find it helpful to
    seek advice from those with more experience such
    as parents, guardians, teachers or counselors.

Steps of the Decision-making ProcessFigure 2.3
page 34
  • Step 1 State the situation
  • Step 2 List the Options
  • Step 3 Weigh the Possible Outcomes
  • Step 4 Consider Values
  • Step 5 Make a Decision and Act on it
  • Step 6 Evaluate the Decision

Types of Goals
  • Short Term Goal- is a goal that you can reach in
    a short period of time.
  • Long Term Goal- is a goal that you plan to reach
    over an extended period of time.
  • Often, short term goals are steps in a plan to
    achieve a long term goal.
  • Action Plan-multistep strategy to identify and
    achieve your goals.

Achieving Your Goals
  • Follow these steps
  • Step 1 Set a specific, realistic goal, write it
  • Step 2 List the steps you will take to reach
    your goal.
  • Step 3 Identify sources of help and support.
  • Step 4 Set a reasonable time frame for reaching
    your goal.
  • Step 5 Evaluate your progress by establishing
    checkpoints .
  • Step 6 Reward yourself for achieving your goal.

What is good Character?
  • Character can be defined as those distinctive
    qualities that describes how a person thinks,
    feels, and behaves.
  • A person with good character demonstrates core
    ethical values, such as responsibility, honestly,
    integrity, and respect.

Development of Your Character
  • Character and core ethical values are learned
    when youre young and developed throughout your
  • To Develop your character more
  • Stand up for your beliefs.
  • Learn from people who demonstrate good character
    traits. Ask family members for tips on how to
    strengthen values.
  • Join volunteer groups school or community. Form
    friendships with people who exhibit core ethical

Development of Your Character
  • Positive Role model- is someone whose success or
    behavior serves as an example for others.
  • Role models are found with in your own family.
    Parents, guardians, grandparents, siblings are
    often people who are your role models. They can
    inspire and encourage basic values such as hard
    work, staying focused, planning ahead, being
    honest, and engaging in safe and healthy
  • Where else are role models found?

Demonstrating Character
  • By demonstrating good character, you practice
    behaviors that have a positive effect on both
    yourself and others at home, at school and in
    your community.
  • Make a difference at home.
  • Make a difference at school.
  • Make a difference in your community.

  • Questions? Comments?
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