HEALTH. Coach Matthews goals for Health. Stretch your mind (to inform and to instruct) Tan your hide (correct you) Warm your heart (inspire you) Provoke the will (do what is right). Who is in charge of you?. You Are!.
(to inform and to instruct)
(do what is right)
If you know where you are going, and you know why you are going there and to whom you can trust; than you need have no fear.
Physical, emotional and mental responses to any stimulus that allows us to defend ourselves.
The Three A’s:
ALTER IT – Problem solving
AVOID IT – Say “no” and walk away
ACCEPT IT – Change your perception of the situation
Other ways to cope – Express pain and fear, ask for support, show you are caring, express anger, proper sleep, proper diet, proper exercise
Chronic pessimism, holding onto past dreams and refusal to let go, belief in conflicting values, unrealistic expectations or perfectionism, inability to set limits or say “no”, avoidance of conflict or confrontation, excessive need for control
Illness as a result of stress is called psychosomatic.It is not imaginary as many believe. Other illnesses due to stress include ulcers and migraineheadaches and some cancers.
Rapid heart beat, high blood pressure, excessive perspiration or cold sweat, trembling, feeling faint, churning stomach, indigestion, dry mouth or throat, uneven breathing, impaired coordination, slower reflexes, feelings of weakness, muscle tension, need for frequent urination, nausea
Confusion or inability to: think effectively/concentrate; remember instructions, training or details; work out problems clearly and objectively. Also panic, irritability, anger, sense of unreality
Many times in life a person sees what he has been taught to see. Each of us were taught a specific picture of ourselves which has become our personal level of self-esteem.
When John was 12 years old and graduating from a country grade school, his father gave him this creed – a creed he has tried to live by ever since:
“Sometimes in life we cannot control what happens to us but we can take charge of how we respond. We do not have to like what happens to us but we do have to accept certain hurts and events. In these situations we must find a meaning in the meaningless which causes so much pain. We can choose to survive life or we can choose to be devastated by it. Sometimes in the midst of winter, you must find within yourself an invincible summer”
- Dr. Iris Bolton
chemicals in the tobacco which cause cancer; nicotine is the addictive chemical drug. Today’s cigarettes contain higher dosages of nicotine.
• Alcohol and pregnancy can cause Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAC) which affects the fetus mentally and physically
• Contains more cancer causing chemicals than cigarettes
• 1 joint = 34 cigarettes
• Teens are now using drugs at a younger age
• Drug use in teens doubled from 1993 to 1998
• More teens consider Marijuana a safe drug
**You can have herpes and not have any symptoms or have symptoms so mild, they go unnoticed.