Making Healthful Choices. Chapter 2. Health Skills. Health skills, also known as life skills, enable you to make better, more informed health choices. Social Health Skills. I. Are you able to communicate effectively? Can you clearly say what you mean? Are you a good listener?
Health skills, also known as life skills, enable you to make better, more informed health choices.
I. Are you able to communicate effectively?
Can you clearly say what you mean?
Are you a good listener?
Can you express your knowledge, beliefs, and ideas in many different forms?
Can you say “no” to negative behaviors and peer pressure?
II. Refusal Skills
State that it goes against your values.
Suggest an alternative.
Use body language to back up your words.
Leave if necessary.
How do we form our self-concept?
Can good self-esteem enable you to say “no” more effectively?
Do people engage in high risk activities to get attention? Or are they just ignorant?
Self esteem – the confidence and worth that you feel about yourself.
Build up your self-esteem:
- Don’t be your own worst critic
- Don’t judge yourself by what others think of you
- Focus on what you do well
Managing your stress
-Use physical activity to manage your stress
-Do something relaxing
-Watch something that will make you laugh
Are you able to access reliable information? Don’t get caught up in the popularized fads.
What if you need help, what would you do?
State the situation
List the possible options
Weigh the possible outcomes
Consider our values
Make a decision and take action
Evaluate your decision
Select a goal
List what you will do to reach the goal
Identify sources of help and support
Set a reasonable time frame for reaching your goal
Have check points to evaluate
Reward yourself for reaching your goal
The confidence and worth that you feel
A process through which you send messages to and receive messages from others
Techniques that can help you refuse when you are urged to take part in unsafe or unhealthful behaviors