Presentation on theme: "Lesson 1 Taking responsibility for your health begins with a commitment to take charge of your actions and behaviors in a way that reduces risks and promotes."— Presentation transcript:
Lesson 1 Taking responsibility for your health begins with a commitment to take charge of your actions and behaviors in a way that reduces risks and promotes wellness. Building Health Skills
Lesson 1 Demonstrate communication skills in building and maintaining healthy relationships. Demonstrate refusal strategies and conflict resolution skills. Apply self-management strategies. Analyze influences on behavior. Develop evaluation criteria for health information. In this lesson, you will learn to: Lesson Objectives
Lesson 1 The first step in taking responsibility for your health is to develop health skills. health skills Health Skills Building Health Skills
Lesson 1 Interpersonal Communication One of the traits of a health-literate individual is having effective communication skills. Interpersonal communication involves not only making yourself heard but also being a good listener.Interpersonal communication Effective communication skills involve: Clearly saying what you mean. Paying attention to how you say something. Being a good listener. Interpersonal Skills
Lesson 1 Refusal skillsRefusal skills can be used to handle situations in which you are asked do something that you know is harmful or wrong. Sometimes you must reinforce your decision to say no. Say NO in a firm voice. Explain why. Suggest alternatives. Use appropriate body language. Leave if necessary. Refusal Skills Interpersonal Skills
Lesson 1 In addition to practicing effective refusal skills, it is important to develop and apply strategies for dealing with conflicts or disagreements and avoiding violence. The key to conflict resolution is respecting others’ rights and your own.conflict resolution Conflict Resolution Skills Interpersonal Skills
Lesson 1 Steps When Dealing with a Conflict Situation Interpersonal Skills Take time to calm down and think through the situation. When discussing the conflict, speak calmly and listen attentively, asking questions when appropriate. Use a polite tone and try to brainstorm solutions where no one loses respect.
Lesson 1 Practicing Healthful Behaviors Self-Management Skills Eat nutritious foods. Get regular medical and dental checkups. Express your feelings in healthful ways. Build your self-esteem. Maintain healthy relationships.
Lesson 1 Managing Stress Stress, the body’s and mind’s reactions to everyday demands, is a natural part of life. Learning stress management will become increasingly important as you assume more responsibility for your health and take on additional roles as an adult.stress management Self-Management Skills
Lesson 1 Analyzing Influences Factors Influencing Your Health Internal influences include your knowledge, values, likes, dislikes, and desires. These are based on your experiences and your perspective on life. Internal Influences External Influences
Lesson 1 Parents, guardians, and other trusted adults Library resources Reliable Internet sites Newspapers and magazines Government agencies and health organizations Reliable Sources of Health Information Accessing Information
Lesson 1 AdvocacyAdvocacy enables you to positively influence the health of those around you. You can help others become informed and publicly support health causes that concern and interest you. Encouraging family, friends, peers, and community members to practice healthful behaviors is one way to practice health advocacy. What Is Advocacy? Advocacy