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1 Understanding Your Health
Chapter 1 Understanding Your Health Lesson 1 What Is Health and Wellness? Click for: >> Main Menu >> Chapter 1 Assessment Teacher’s notes are available in the notes section of this presentation. Next >>

2 Do Now In your notebook, write down 5 or more conflicts that you have gotten into in YOUR life. Example: Yesterday, I argued with my parents because I didn’t want to clean my room when they wanted me to. Example: Last year, my best friend and I stopped talking to each other after she spread a rumor about me.

3 EQ: How can conflicts be dealt with appropriately?
EU: Students will understand that conflicts are a normal part of daily life that can be dealt with in an appropriate way. Agenda: Getting organized, PowerPoint, Skits

4 Your Health Triangle Mental/ Emotional Physical Social
The triangle shape best reflects the three sides of health. Social

5 Physical Health Eat nutritious foods and snacks.
Get regular checkups from a doctor and a dentist. Physical Health These are ways you can improve your physical health. Avoiding harmful behaviors includes avoiding alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Avoid harmful behaviors.

6 Mental/Emotional Health
You like and accept yourself. Mental/ Emotional Health You are able to handle challenges. Your mental/emotional health also involves how you handle your feelings, thoughts, and the situations you face everyday. You can improve your mental/emotional health by expressing yourself in a healthy way. This includes sharing your thoughts and feelings with a friend or with your family, and having a positive attitude. You find positive solutions to problems.

7 Social Health Supporting the people you care about
Communicating with, respecting, and valuing people Social Health Spending quality time with your family and friends is one way to improve your social health. Making and keeping friends

8 Achieving a Healthy Balance
When one side of the health triangle changes, the other two are affected. Over time, ignoring any side of your health triangle can affect your total health. For example: Sean awoke late for school this morning and did not have time for breakfast. Now it is midmorning and Sean is having trouble paying attention in class. He feels tired. Sean’s choice to skip breakfast is negatively affecting his mental and physical health.

9 Wellness and Total Health
When your health is in balance, you are more likely to have a high level of wellness. wellness A state of well-being, or total health Wellness is an indication of your current health habits and behaviors.

10 Skills for a Healthy Life
Accessing Information Refusal Skills Practicing Healthful Behaviors Conflict-Resolution Skills Stress Management Decision Making Health Skills What It Means to You Accessing information You know how to find valid and reliable health information and health-promoting products and services. Practicing healthful behaviors You take action to reduce risks and protect yourself against illness and injury. Stress management You find healthy ways to reduce and manage stress in your life. Analyzing influences You recognize the many factors that influence your health, including culture, media, and technology. Communication skills You express your ideas and feelings and listen when others express theirs. Refusal skills You can say no to risky behaviors. Conflict-resolution skills You can work out problems with others in healthful ways. Decision making You think through problems and find healthy solutions. Goal setting You plan for the future and work to make your plans come true. Advocacy You take a stand for the common good and make a difference in your home, school, and community. Analyzing Influences Goal Setting Communication Skills Advocacy

11 Practicing Healthful Behaviors
I eat well-balanced meals and choose healthful snacks. I stay within 5 pounds of my healthy weight. I get regular daily physical activity and at least 8 hours of sleep each night. I practice good personal hygiene habits. I avoid using tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs. I get regular physical checkups. I understand the health benefits of brushing and flossing my teeth regularly. I can name several things I do well. I understand the benefits of wearing a safety belt every time I ride in a car. I generally keep a positive attitude.

12 Practicing Healthful Behaviors
I express my emotions in healthy ways. I have several close friends. I ask for help when I need it. I can disagree with others without becoming rude. I take responsibility for my actions I treat others with respect. I take on new challenges to improve myself. I use refusal skills to avoid risk behaviors. I relate well to family, friends, and peers. I get along with all kinds of people.

13 Possible Causes of Conflict
What Is Conflict? Conflict can be caused by just about anything. conflict A disagreement between people with opposing viewpoints, ideas, or goals Possible Causes of Conflict Relationships Space Property Power Rewards Privileges

14 Kinds of Conflicts Minor conflicts might involve something as simple as an exchange of words. Conflicts sometimes escalate to involve weapons that can lead to injury or death. Major conflicts, such as gang confrontations, can be ongoing and severe.

15 Interpersonal conflicts take place between two or more people.
Kinds of Conflicts Interpersonal conflicts take place between two or more people. Internal conflicts take place inside your own mind. Being asked to judge a contest in which your best friend is a contestant is an example of a possible internal conflict.

16 Kinds of Conflicts Conflicts can arise out of the fact that people have different needs and wants. Resolving conflicts helps people settle their differences, get along peacefully, and move on to positive action.

17 Parents set limits to ensure their children’s well-being.
Conflicts at Home Conflicts with parents or guardians usually occur over limits, responsibilities, or expectations. Parents set limits to ensure their children’s well-being. Remember: The more time you spend with people the more chances there are for disagreements to arise. This also applies to your family. It is important to maintain a positive relationship with your family members because these relationships can affect your overall health. Parents are responsible for keeping you safe and healthy. Children are responsible for respecting the authority of their parents and trying to maintain a positive relationship with them.

18 Conflicts with Siblings The attention of parents or guardians
Conflicts at Home Property Space Conflicts with Siblings Older siblings may be upset by younger siblings who use their possessions without asking first. Conflicts over space can occur when siblings share a room. Conflicts can occur if one sibling feels that another is getting more attention from parents or guardians. A younger sibling may resent an older sibling because they have more privileges. The attention of parents or guardians Privileges

19 Conflicts Outside the Home
Many of the conflicts you experience outside of the home relate to school, friends, and peers. Conflicts between friends and peers often involve an incident. Sometimes conflicts are one-sided and unprovoked. Because teens spend a lot of time at school, many of the conflicts you have outside the home relate to school. Conflicts can happen when one person does not take the time to understand another.

20 The Warning Signs of Conflict
Why Conflicts Build The Warning Signs of Conflict Physical Signs Emotional Signs A knot in the stomach Feeling concerned Faster heart rate Getting defensive A lump in the throat Wanting to cry Balled-up fists Not feeling valued Cold or sweaty palms Wanting to lash out A sudden surge of energy Wanting to escape ! !

21 Conflict Resolution Conflict resolution skills will help you prevent conflicts from getting out of hand. conflict resolution Solving a disagreement in a way that satisfies both sides

22 T A L K Conflict Resolution Take a time-out.
Allow each person to tell his or her side. L Take a time-out: Wait at least 30 minutes before you discuss the situation with the other person. This will give both of you a chance to calm down and think more clearly. Allow each person to tell his or her side: Each person should have a chance to explain his or her feelings without interruption. Let each person ask questions: Each person should have a chance to question the other. Stay calm and respectful. Keep brainstorming: Be open to trying different solutions that will satisfy both of you. Do not let your emotions prevent you from trying different solutions. Let each person ask questions. K Keep brainstorming.

23 Preventing Conflicts from Building
Show respect for yourself and for others. Learn to understand your feelings. Preventing Conflicts from Building Learn to accept people who are different from you. Keep your conflicts private. Learn to understand your feelings: It is important to understand why you are angry. Understand that some emotions are impulsive, while other emotions are more steady. Keep your conflict private: Trying to resolve a conflict in public may draw a crowd, which might invite a mob mentality. In a mob mentality situation, you have less of a chance of resolving the conflict peacefully. Find a quiet, out-of-the-way spot to share your differences with another person. Avoid using alcohol or other drugs: Alcohol or other drugs will not help resolve a conflict and may only make things worse. Show respect for yourself and for others: This will help you build healthy relationships, which in turn will help you resolve conflicts when they arise. Learn to accept people who are different from you: Enjoying people who have different views and customs can enrich your life. Put yourself in the other person’s situation: If you understand the other person’s point of view, you may be more sympathetic, understanding, and willing to resolve the conflict in a positive way. Put yourself in the other person’s situation. Avoid using alcohol or other drugs.

24 Skits Form groups of 3-4 students You will have 5 minutes to come up with a 30 second skit that includes: - A conflict (school appropriate) - A healthy way to deal with it - An unhealthy way to deal with it (school appropriate) Then we will act them out in front of the class

25 Homework Write down 5 healthy & 5 unhealthy ways to resolve conflict that you would see or experience on: - TV - At home - At school - Playing sports - Etc. Due next time we meet!!!

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