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Taking charge of your health lesson 2. BELLRINGER: In one or two sentences, describe what the word lifestyle means to you . What choices can you make to improve your health?. Health Skills (Life Skills) .

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taking charge of your health lesson 2
Taking charge of your healthlesson 2


In one or two sentences, describe what the word lifestyle means to you.

What choices can you make to improve your health?

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

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


communication styles


  • 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.


  • Standing up for oneself.
  • Example… assertive people will say what they think and stand up for their beliefs without hurting others.


  • Overreaction, blaming and criticizing.
  • Example… aggressive people try to get their way through bullying, intimidation or even physical violence.
refusal resistance skills

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


Someone might want you to get into a car with a driver that has been drinking….. Thoughts?

conflict resolution skills

Process of ending a conflict through cooperation and problem solving.


Stepping away from the argument

Allowing the conflict to subside

Using good interpersonal communication skills

Maintaining attitude and respect for yourself and others


accessing information

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
influences on health wellness lesson 3
Influences on Health & Wellnesslesson 3


Make a list of outside forces that can affect your health

What are inherited traits?

Why do you do the things you do?

analyzing influences

Personal values

Personal beliefs


Your family and culture

Friend / peers


Media & technology

School and community


Analyzing influences
influences on health wellness
Influences on Health & Wellness
  • Heredity & Your Health
  • What is Heredity?
  • 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:

  • Dispose of trash properly
  • Walk, ride a bike or use mass transit to reduce number of cars on road
  • Start recycling program
members of family tree possible health concerns
Members of family tree & possible health concerns…

Great grandparents




Great Aunts/Uncles




Heart Disease



High Blood Pressure

High Cholesterol


practicing healthful behaviors

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
stress management


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.




Managing time efficiently

What do you do?

Stress management
Taking action to influence others to address a health-related concern or to support a health-related beliefAdvocacy

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

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
Action Plan
decision making

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
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

Steps to the Decision making Process
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
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
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

Making informed choices
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  • Slogan/Jingle
Making informed choices
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