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2 Quick Start On a sheet of paper, complete the following statement: When you have good health, you… Give an example of how relationships can have a positive impact on health.

3 Health What is Health? Health is the combination of physical, mental/emotional, and social well-being…It is not an absolute state. Being healthy doesn’t mean that you will never be sick or that you will be guaranteed a position on a sports team. Instead, being healthy means striving to be the best you can be at any given time.

4 HEALTH CONTINUUM Is “health” subject to change? A person with a balanced lifestyle is said to have a high degree of wellness.. What is wellness? Wellness is an overall state of well-being, or total health…It 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. The continuum shows that your health can be measured on a sliding scale, wit many degrees of health and wellness.

5 LIFESTYLE FACTORS Do the decisions you make each day affect your health? Such as… What you wear, eat, and do can have personal health consequences in your daily life. Making responsible decisions about health and developing health-promoting habits and crucial to achieving and maintaining wellness and preventing disease. Lifestyle factors are… Personal behaviors related to the way a person lives. What are some lifestyle factors that promote good health?

6 Healthy 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 least 20 minutes, three or more days per week. Maintaining a healthy weight. Avoiding tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs. Abstaining from sexual activity before marriage. Managing stress. Maintaining positive relationships. Practicing safe behaviors to prevent injuries.

7 Healthy People 2010 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 States. This plan is revised every 10 years, aims to promote health and prevent illness, disability, and early death. Healthy People 2010 has established two main goals for the future: increase quality and years of healthy life for all Americans and remove health differences that result from factors such as gender, race, education, disability and location. To reach these goals, individuals, families, communities must work together.

8 Becoming Health Literate Health Literacy… Health literacy refers to a person’s capacity to learn about and understand basic health information and services and use the resources to promote his or her health and wellness. What does a health literate person need… A health literate person needs to be a 1. critical thinker and problem solver, 2. responsible and productive citizen, 3. self directed learner, 4. an effective communicator.

9 Health Skills Activity Turn to page 8 in the textbook and do the Health Skills Activity.

10 Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle List three of your favorite activities or hobbies. Then briefly describe the positive effect each has on your health.

11 The Health Triangle What three elements of health make up the health triangle? 1. Physical Health 2. Mental/Emotional Health 3. Social Health Analyze: How might something affecting the physical side of your health triangle-such as an injury- affect the other 2 sides?

12 Keeping a Balance Each side of your triangle is equally important to your health. You might think of your three areas of health as the legs of a tripod on which a camera is mounted. If one leg is shorter than the other two, the tripod will tilt and fall. It’s much the same with your health. An unbalanced health triangle is likely to cause you problems at some point. When you work to keep your physical, mental/emotional, and social health in balance, you are much more likely to function at your highest level.

13 Influences on your Health There are several factors that influence your health: 1. Heredity 2. Environment 3. Media and Technology 4. Behavior 5. Attitude

14 Analyze Maintaining a sense of humor can help you handle the difficulties that inevitably occur in life… How can humor be used to ease tension during difficult times? Give an example of a time that you have personally experienced this in your life.

15 Your Risk Behavior and Reducing Health Risk Quick Start: Draw and label a health triangle on a sheet of paper, Identify two decisions you have made during the past few days that could affect your health. Place a “+” by those decisions that were healthful and a “-” by those that could have been harmful.

16 Risk Behaviors – Actions that can potentially threaten your health or the health of others. The first step in becoming responsible for your health is to increase your awareness of risk behaviors in your life. The second step is to examine your current behaviors and make any necessary changes.

17 Data Analysis Review the Teen Risk Behaviors on page 18. Discuss your findings.

18 Cumulative Risk – Related risks that increase in effect with each added risk. For example smoking one cigarette, eating one high fat meal, or not wearing your seat belt one time. Abstinence – Avoiding harmful behaviors. Discuss abstinence…

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