Taking Charge of Your Health . Chapter 1 Lesson 1. The Pyramid of Health. The 3 areas of health…. Physical Mental and Emotional Family and Social Do you need all 3 to be a “healthy” person?. Health vs Risk Behaviors. Health behavior is an action that promotes health in all categories.
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Taking Charge of Your Health Chapter 1 Lesson 1
The 3 areas of health… Physical Mental and Emotional Family and Social Do you need all 3 to be a “healthy” person?
Health vs Risk Behaviors • Health behavior is an action that promotes health in all categories. • Examples: • Risk Behaviors are actions that threaten all parts of health. • Examples:
Factors that Affect Your Health Status • External factors include: • Your environment • Your heredity • Your access to health care • Random Events • Which of these can you control?
Answer these Questions: Do I eat a balanced diet every day? Do I exercise regularly? Do I avoid harmful substances? Do I get enough sleep? Do I understand my feelings? Am I able to share my feelings with others? Do I make time for fun? Am I able to resist negative peer pressure? Do I have healthful relationships with my family members? Do I choose friends who help me make responsible decisions? Do I avoid dangerous situations Do I know how to resolve conflict? Do I help my friends to make good decisions?
Setting Health Goals • Many people need help in setting their goals • Health Behavior Contracts are written strategy that helps a person reach a health goal. • Steps to completing a health goal: • 1. write down the goal • 2. tell how the goal will affect your health • 3. describe a plan to follow; keep track of your progress; figure out who can help you • 4. at the end, evaluate how your plan went
Example of how to complete a health contract 1. Goal- to quit smoking in 3 weeks 2. Effect on health- 3. Plan 4. After 3 weeks:
Setting Your Own Health Goals • List 3 goals you have for either your short term future or long term. • Physical • Mental emotional • Family social Decide how long it will take you to achieve each goal. (years/months/days, etc) What is the plan? Health goals