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Title: Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle


1
Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle
  • Lesson 2

2
Topic Influences on your health
  • DO NOW get in groups and on a blank piece of
    paper
  • 1. Explain the health continuum
  • 2. List 10 things that can affect your health.
  • 3. What situations and people have affected your
    health at three different stages of your lives?

3
Your Health Triangle
  • There are 3 elements of health
  • Physical
  • Mental/Emotional
  • Social

4
Challenge
  • Of the 10 things you listed that affect your
    health, which of these are you in control of?

5
Positive Health Factors
  • 1. Getting 8-9 hours of sleep every night
  • 2. Starting each day with a healthy breakfast
  • 3. Eating a variety of nutritious foods each day
  • 4. Being physically active for 30-60 minutes most
    days of the week
  • 5. Maintaining a healthy weight
  • 6. Abstaining from smoking or using other tobacco
    products
  • 7. Abstaining from the use of alcohol and drugs

6
Lesson Objectives
  • What else influences your health besides your own
    choices?

7
Influences on your Health
  • Heredity
  • Environment-
  • Physical and Social
  • Culture
  • Attitude
  • Behavior
  • Media
  • Technology

8
Influences on your health
  • Heredity
  • All the traits that were biologically pass on to
    you from your parents.
  • Physical traits eye color, hair color, height
  • Physical health specific genes may put you at
    risk for certain illness or strengthen your
    resistance to disease.
  • Heredity can also influence your personality and
    basic intellectual abilities and talents.

9
  • Genes and Your enviroment

10
Influences on your Health
  • Environment
  • The sum of your surroundings, including your
    family, your neighborhood, your school, your job,
    and your life experiences.
  • All places that you go to in a given day
  • Physical conditions in which you live
  • All people in your life
  • Your culture

11
Physical Environment
  • Influences every aspect of your health.
  • How can where you live affect your health???
  • City vs suburb?
  • Country vs Industrial area?
  • Rural area vs City
  • (Health care availablity?)

12
Physical Environment
  • Crime rate - STRESS
  • Pollution
  • Pollen
  • Dust
  • Smog

13
Social Environment
  • Family and people you come into contact with each
    day
  • Positive social environment can help a person
    develop POSITIVE values, a commitment to
    learning, and confidence in future success.

14
Social Enviroment
  • http//www.youtube.com/watch?vvDsAPSxi5CA

15
Social Environment
  • Peers
  • People of the same age who share similar
    interests.
  • Loyal and supportive friends have a positive
    effect on your health
  • Peers who take part in dangerous activities can
    have a negative effect on your health

16
Influences on your Health
  • Culture
  • The collective beliefs and behaviors of a group.
  • Ethnic
  • Community
  • Nation
  • Language
  • Food
  • Traditions
  • Religion
  • Understanding culture can help you know yourself
    better and be tolerant of others

17
Influences on your Health
  • Attitude
  • The way you view situations your attitude
    greatly affects the choices you make.
  • Attitude can play a major role in health and
    wellness
  • You can Always control you attitude!!!
  • A positive attitude Positive health!

18
Truth
  • Studies shown that people who tend to see the
    positive in situations are more likely to have
    better health that those who see only the negative

19
Influence on your Health
  • Behavior
  • You have no control over your heredity and
    limited control over your environment, you have a
    great deal of control over you behavior.
  • Example?
  • family has a history of heart disease
  • Mastering a new skill
  • Conflict resolution

20
Influence on your Health
  • Media
  • The various methods of communication information
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Film
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Books
  • Internet
  • Media plays a major role in shaping public
    opinion

21
Influences on your Health
  • Technology
  • Technology advances also influence health.
    Technology has impacted the health status of
    individuals, families, communities, and the
    world.
  • Medical screenings
  • Treatment for diseases
  • Help keep our air, land, and water clean
  • Technology has hurt our health by replacing many
    of our physical activities that were once part of
    daily life.

22
Apply the Information
  • Select the side of your health triangle that you
    think is most affected by personal behavior.
  • Explain your choice.
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