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1 BELLRINGER: In one or two sentences, describe what the word lifestyle means to you. What choices can you make to improve your health? TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR HEALTH LESSON 2

2 Health Skills (Life Skills) Specific tools and strategies to maintain, protect, and improve all aspects of your health. Give three examples of when you would use a life skill… Communication Refusal / Resistance skills Conflict resolution Accessing health information Analyzing influences Practicing healthful behaviors or wellness Stress management Advocacy Decision making Goal setting

3 Health Skills (Life Skills) One way to evaluate your life skills is to ask the following questions: 1.Do I periodically evaluate the three parts of my health? 2.Am I making good decisions? 3.Am I setting & meeting my goals? 4.Do I use refusal skills when I need to? 5.Am I communicating my feelings? 6.Do I compare products & services for value & quality? Life skills work together to improve your health & wellness 1.Using refusal skills leads to good decisions. 2.Good communication can help you reach goals. 3.Making good decisions will keep you healthy. 4.Staying informed will alert you to the areas that you need to improve on. 5.Assessing all 3 parts of your health keeps your level of wellness high. 6.Learning to evaluate media messages & to comparison shop makes you a wise consumer.

4 Interpersonal Communication: Exchange of thoughts, feelings, and beliefs, between two or more people Use “I” messages Focuses on your emotions instead of placing blame Communicate with Respect and Caring Eye Contact Body Language Tone of Voice Work Selection Clear, organized ideas Be an active listener DON’T INTERUPT!! COMMUNICATION SKILLS

5 COMMUNICATION STYLES Passive Inability or unwillingness to express thoughts and feelings. Example… passive people will do something they don’t want to do or make up an excuse rather than say how they feel. Assertive Standing up for oneself. Example… assertive people will say what they think and stand up for their beliefs without hurting others. Aggressive Overreaction, blaming and criticizing. Example… aggressive people try to get their way through bullying, intimidation or even physical violence.

6 Communication skills that can help you say NO when you are urged to take part in behaviors that are unsafe or unhealthful, or that go against your values Examples? Someone might want you to get into a car with a driver that has been drinking….. Thoughts? REFUSAL/RESISTANCE SKILLS

7 Process of ending a conflict through cooperation and problem solving. Examples? Stepping away from the argument Allowing the conflict to subside Using good interpersonal communication skills Maintaining attitude and respect for yourself and others Compromise CONFLICT RESOLUTION SKILLS

8 Knowing how to find and evaluate health information will help you make decisions that benefit your well being. Health care providers/professionals Valid internet sites Government agencies or professional health organizations Parents/Guardians/Trusted Adults Teacher…. ME ACCESSING INFORMATION

9 BELLRINGER: Make a list of outside forces that can affect your health What are inherited traits? Why do you do the things you do? INFLUENCES ON HEALTH & WELLNESS LESSON 3

10 Personal values Personal beliefs Perceptions Your family and culture Friend / peers Environmental Media & technology School and community Curiosity/Fears ANALYZING INFLUENCES

11 Influences on Health & Wellness Heredity & Your Health 1.What is Heredity? 2.Inheriting Health Conditions Heredity is the passing down of traits from a parent to a child. A trait is a characteristic that person has. Some conditions & diseases can be inherited or passed down from a parent to child Family Tree (draw your family tree) Environmental Influences What are some examples of things that you can do to make your environment a healthier place to live: 1.Dispose of trash properly 2.Walk, ride a bike or use mass transit to reduce number of cars on road 3.Start recycling program

12 Members of family tree & possible health concerns… Great grandparents Grandparents Parents Siblings Great Aunts/Uncles Aunts Uncles Cousins Heart Disease Cancer Diabetes High Blood Pressure High Cholesterol Stroke

13 What health behaviors do you practice everyday? What choices can you make to improve your health? (Remember the Health Triangle) Eat well balanced meals Regular daily physical activity Avoid using tobacco, alcohol, drugs Brush teeth/shower Wear safety belt in car Express emotions in health ways Treat others with respect PRACTICING HEALTHFUL BEHAVIORS

14 Stress: The reaction of the body and mind to everyday challenges and demands Stress management skills: Skills that help you reduce and manage stress in your life. Examples? Exercise Relaxation Managing time efficiently What do you do? STRESS MANAGEMENT

15 Taking action to influence others to address a health-related concern or to support a health-related belief ADVOCACY

16 Making responsible decisions and setting goals GOALS LESSON 4

17 Those things you aim for that take planning and work Long Term: Goal you plan to reach over an extended period of time Short Term: Goal you can reach in a short period of time GOALS

18 ACTION PLAN Multistep strategy to identify and achieve your goals Set a specific, realistic goal and write it down List the steps you will take to reach your goal Identify sources of help and support Set a reasonable time frame for achieving your goal Evaluate your progress by establishing checkpoints

19 Decision making skills: Steps that enable you to make a healthful decision H- (Healthful) Does this choice present any health risks? E- (Ethical) Does this choice reflect what you value? L- (Legal) Does this option violate any local, state, or federal laws? P- (Parent Approval) Would your parent or guardian approve of this choice? DECISION MAKING

20 STEPS TO THE DECISION MAKING PROCESS 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

21 DECISION MAKING MODEL D = Define the problem E = Explore the alternatives C = Consider the consequences I = Identify values and/or morals D = Decide on your solution E = Evaluate your decision

22 DECISION MAKING FACTORS Being reared in a loving, functional family Being involved in school activities Having positive self-esteem Having goals Having close friends Having a role model Dysfunctional Family Low self-esteem Unable to resist peer pressure Experiencing family disruptions Depression Academic and/or athletic pressure POSITIVENEGATIVE

23 Making responsible health consumer decisions BEING A HEALTH- LITERATE CONSUMER LESSON 5

24 MAKING INFORMED CHOICES Key Concepts Health Consumer- Someone who purchases or uses health products or services. Advertising- written or spoken media message designed to interest consumers in purchasing a product or service Comparison shopping- judging the benefits of different products by comparing several factors, such as quality, features, and cost. Warranty- a company's or a stores written agreement to repair a product or refund your money if the product doesn’t function properly

25 MAKING INFORMED CHOICES Bandwagon Rich and famous Free gifts Great outdoors Good times Testimonial Slogan/Jingle

26 BANDWAGON Everyone is using it, and you should too!

27 RICH AND FAMOUS It will make you feel rich and famous too!

28 FREE GIFTS Its too good of a deal to pass up!

29 GREAT OUTDOORS If its associated with nature it must be healthy

30 GOOD TIMES This product will add fun to your life!

31 TESTIMONIAL It worked for them, so it will work for you, too!

32 SLOGAN/JINGLE You pick it, because you know it! WE BUY SILVER______________ HURT IN A CAR_______________


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